Middle School

Project-Based Learning - "The Whole is Contained in Every Part"

"The students learn the most when they're working on authentic projects. The goal is for them to use their academic skills in real-world settings." -Richard Incorvia, Maharishi Middle School Teacher

Project-based learning is state-of-the-art education as well as a nationwide trend in education. Maharishi Middle School students have had the opportunity to create their own restaurant, publish a weekly newspaper, air a daily radio news program, build their own musical instruments, program Android apps for smartphones, build rockets, organize a carnival, and more (Read about Defenestration Day.) The students’ weekly newspaper is an example of how real-world projects make the students more attentive to what they’re doing. The students sold subscriptions and ads, interviewed people and attended local events and meetings, not only giving them the experience of creating a real newspaper but also of participating in their community. Project-based learning takes up an hour and a half of class time each day, with each project spanning eight weeks. The projects typically entail writing skills, math, planning, organizing, communicating, teamwork, and more.

What project will your Middle School Student get to be a part of?

Along with Project-based learning, your student will gain stability and a deep sense of Self through their twice daily practice of Transcendental Meditation®, a technique that provides deep rest as well as the experience of pure consciousness, the source of thought, the source of all creativity and intelligence.

Science of Creative Intelligence

Students will expand the study of SCI to school and community, tradition and culture and to the stages of their own development. More

Language Arts

The study of the language arts develops your student's ability to think deeply and express him/herself clearly and effectively in any situation. More


Students will explore earth, physical, and biological sciences through hands-on inquiry, lab work, and will apply findings to real world situations. More


Middle School mathematics emphasizes mastery of basics while preparing for higher-level thinking. More


Our Middle School Art program expands on the Lower School Foundation Art program and covers ceramics, woodcarving, and photography. More

Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies include the study of geography and American History. More

P.E. and Sports

Your student will participate daily in physical education and an Iowa Junior High State competitive sport. More


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