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Project Turns Students Into Archeologists

From Fairfield Ledger, by Andy Hallman-- Students at Maharishi School have recently received training in archeology. The middle school students at MSAE completed a five-week class project which involved studying a civilization’s culture through the artifacts it left behind. What excited the students was that they got to create a civilization and then turn its artifacts... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Take Third to Conclude Good Run

DES MOINES — On the heels of Sam Stickels’ third-place finish at the state singles tournament over the weekend, the Pioneer sophomore’s team earned an identical placing in the Class 1A final four Tuesday on the Waveland Tennis Courts in Des Moines. In their state-record ninth consecutive trip to the state team tournament, the Pioneers finished... Read More »

Pioneers’ Stickels Finishes Third in State Singles

WATERLOO — Maharishi School sophomore Sam Stickels added another state medal to his growing pile Saturday, finishing third in singles play at the individual state tennis tournament at Byrne’s Park Tennis Center in Waterloo. Stickels, who claimed fourth place at the Class 1A doubles competition last year alongside partner Thomas Weiss, pulled off two upsets in... Read More »

Pioneers Returning to Final Four

From the Fairfield Ledger -- For the first time without Lawrence Eyre as head coach, the Pioneer boys’ tennis team earned a trip to the Class 1A state team tournament with a pair of victories over Grinnell and Pella Saturday at the M.U.M. tennis courts in Fairfield. The Maharishi School boys handled Grinnell 5-0 in the... Read More »

Destination ImagiNation Showcase Saturday

“World Flavors” Destination Imagination Dinner, Showcase & Silent Auction May 18 This year we tied our school record: Maharishi School is sending 8 state champion teams to the Destination ImagiNation (DI) Global Competition. This means 41 kids will be joining 16,000 students from 30 countries at the University of Tennessee for a week of creative competition... Read More »

Three Special Preschool Events Where You Can Receive $100 Tuition Credit

Registration is now open for the 2013-14 school year at Maharishi Preschool. Children ages 1 ½ to 5 years of age are welcome to attend 2, 3 or 5 days/week. If your child turns 4 years of age prior to September 15, he/she will be in the prekindergarten class. If your child turns 18 months prior... Read More »

Pioneers’ Stickels Wins District Title Friday

From the Fairfield Ledger, May 13 -- Maharishi School isn’t used to playing from behind in boys’ tennis, but the host Pioneers did just that to capture a district title on the M.U.M. courts Friday in Fairfield. Needing a win from their No. 1 doubles team to overtake Keokuk, Pioneer senior Raphael Gelfand and freshman Chandre... Read More »

Greg Thatcher at Quad Cities International Airport Gallery

Greg Thatcher, Maharishi School Art Department Chair, will be showing his work along with three other Midwestern artists for the months of May and June at the airport gallery in Moline, Illinois. Greg was invited to submit works to the Quad Cities Arts Association last year and was subsequently chosen to exhibit his work. The gallery... Read More »

DeAngelis Leads Pioneers at SEISC Tourney

FORT MADISON — Mickey DeAngelis earned runner-up meet medalist status to lead Maharishi School to a fourth-place finish at the SEISC South golf tournament Monday and Tuesday at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course in Fort Madison. DeAngelis claimed the honor with a 7-over-par 79, finishing just four strokes behind meet medalist Nick Pundt of Central Lee. Prasad... Read More »

Girls Place Second and Fifth at Waco Track Meet

Several area runners were at the WACO Relays Tuesday for one final tune-up prior to the Southeast Iowa Superconference meets. Maharishi School was led by a second-place finish from Sophia Goodale in the 400-meter dash (1:06.67) and fifth-place time from Phoebe Haerr in the 200 (29.31).

Pioneer Girls Win Crosstown Rivalry

from the Fairfield Ledger, May 2--Fairfield seniors Haylee Gilpin and Kim O’Carroll won the most lopsided match of the evening Tuesday, but it was hardly enough as the Trojans fell to Maharishi School 8-1 on the Punj Tennis Center courts. Gilpin and O’Carroll rolled to a surprisingly quick win, winning eight games and surrendering none vs.... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Sweep Fort Madison Tuesday

FORT MADISON — Maharishi School wrapped up its perfect dual season with a 9-0 victory over Fort Madison on Tuesday. The clean sweep handed the Pioneers their eighth straight dual victory, and only the No. 4 singles match was close Tuesday. No. 2 player Solaris Nite and No. 5 Chandre Morales had the Pioneers’ biggest victories... Read More »

Maharishi School on “Oprah’s Next Chapter“

  On OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Oprah Winfrey travels to Fairfield, Iowa -- one of the safest, greenest and most unusual communities in America -- to visit a school where daily Transcendental Meditation (TM) is mandatory. Winfrey then visits the neighboring community of Maharishi Vedic City, where non-organic food is banned and all houses... Read More »

Watch Video Clips From Oprah's Next Chapter

Many clips are available on www.oprah.com/OWN from "America's Most Unusual Town" which aired on March 25, 2012. Here is the clip about Maharishi School>>

ISACS Report

Dear Maharishi School Parents, We did it! Last week we completed the year-long accreditation process with the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). This is a 7-year cycle, our fifth since the mid-1980’s. It is an extensive, in-depth process. This year we formed more than 30 committees covering every aspect of school life to... Read More »

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