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Montessori Preschoolers Develop Responsibility Through Routine

At Maharishi Preschool we are cultivating within each child a sense of independence and capability.  When the children enter into the gates of our playground carrying their lunch and wearing their backpack, a sense of responsibility, independence and capability are enlivened in them. They know where to put their belongings and they know where they are... Read More »

Girls on the Run Returns to Maharishi School!

Maharishi School is excited to once again offer Girls on the Run this fall! Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team building and community... Read More »

Pella Takes Down Pioneers In State Tennis Tournament

Long time rival Pella defeated the Pioneers 5-2 today in the first round of the state tennis tournament played at the MUM Recreation Center in Fairfield, Iowa. "Pella’s been knocking on the door for a long time. As a team and community, they showed serious resolve today. They’re on their way to the final four in... Read More »

20th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament Announced

Dear Friends and Pioneer Invitational Golfers, You are warmly invited to come have fun playing golf, being with your golfing friends, raising money for Maharishi School, and getting out of mowing the lawn!  Click here for the Facebook event! What: 20th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament Date: Sunday, June 4 Time: Tee times available between 9:15... Read More »

Maharishi School Art Show Engages and Inspires

Maharishi School students put on an Art Show for their friends and families last night, and we all had a wonderful time!  The students worked hard to create, mount, and hang their pieces in time for the show, and were excited to see the reactions to their work from all the attendees.  Emily Timm, Lower School... Read More »

Maharishi School Ideal Shopper Program Goes Online!

Maharishi School is dedicated to including students from every economic background, and offers financial aid packages to 80% of the children who attend.  This effort is maintained through the generosity of our donors, as well as many fundraising campaigns throughout the year.  To further this effort, we are happy to announce the start of a new... Read More »

Maharishi School Earns High Ranking Among Private Schools in Iowa

We are pleased to announce that Maharishi School has earned second place out of 27 schools in the 2017 Best Private High Schools in Iowa category from Niche.com.  Niche is an organization that  "rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school,... Read More »

Rain Shortens Ottumwa Invitational

Maharishi School, Oskaloosa, Knoxville, and Ottumwa squared off at Ottumwa Park today, but rain showers chased the teams off the courts after the morning singles competition was nearly completed. Pioneer #2 Kai Vessey dominated his flight, winning 22 out of a possible 24 games. Devan Burke was a game away from winning #5 position when the... Read More »

Pioneers Defeat Mt Pleasant Boys in Tennis

The Maharishi School boys blanked Mt. Pleasant 9-0 at the Punj Courts today. After three consecutive matches where rain interfered, the Pioneers couldn’t have asked for better weather for the match. “Today’s match provided some answers,” said Coach Briggs. “Since the Pella Invitational, we’ve been looking to shore up our doubles play. Today Daniel and Devan... Read More »

Pranav Chhalliyil - 2016 Young Scientist Grand Champion!

When last we heard from Maharishi School student Pranav Chhalliyil he had been named the Iowa State Merit Winner for the 2015 Young Scientist Challenge. Pranav researched which oral cleaning methods are most effective, and studied these methods in an experiment with 88 subjects. He found that using activated charcoal to brush, followed by tongue cleaning... Read More »

Maharishi School Boys Tennis Defeat Keokuk

The Maharishi School boys tennis team defeated Keokuk by a score of 6-1 on April 21. “Both teams had players under the weather, so we played 5 singles and 2 doubles,” said Coach Briggs. “All the guys played well today, but Devan and Karthik stood out. They’re improving rapidly, and that should help us in postseason.... Read More »

Maharishi School Girls Tennis Bounces Back With Win!

The Maharishi School girls tennis team won a hard fought match against Holy Trinity Catholic by a score of 5-4 at the Punj Tennis Center on the Maharishi University of Management campus. The Pioneers battled back from a 3-2 deficit in an exciting three hour contest that produced several see-saw singles matches. Madelyn Stood played her... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Open Spring Tennis Season With Win

The Maharishi School’s boys tennis squad opened their 2016 campaign with a 7-2 victory over W. Burlington Notre Dame at Dankwardt Park Thursday afternoon. “Being the first match of the season, some of the boys were a bit tentative, but overall we performed well,” said Pioneer coach, Steve Briggs. "We have some new faces, some young... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Dominic Dupoux

Artist of the Week - Dominic Dupoux, Grade 6   Our artist of the week is Dominic Dupoux, who created a colorful and symmetrical ceramic box using a very precise process.  Dominic explains, "First I did a sketch, and I did the measurements based on that, then I measured and cut out pieces of paper, then... Read More »

Maharishi School Wins Award at Iowa High School Speech Association Competition

The Iowa High School Speech Association's All-State Festival was a special one for the Maharishi School team this year; in fact you could literally call it a banner year!  After working for months on their musical theater entry, a moving song called "Falling Slowly" from the musical "Once"; the team was awarded the Critic's Choice Award! ... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Uma Wegman

Artist of the Week - Uma Wegman, Grade 3   Our artist of the week is third grader Uma Wegman, who has moved into the second phase of our new illustration curriculum by choosing her own subject, a German Shepherd.   "I drew this because my dog is part German Shepherd and also because German Shepherds are... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Eliot Gamble

Artist of the Week - Eliot Gamble, Grade 3   Our featured artist this week is third grader Eliot Gamble, who really wowed us with his exuberant tropical bird drawing.  The illustration and colors are eye catching, and the three page, vertical format draws the viewer in with detail after detail, presented in harmonious balance.  Eliot... Read More »

Artist of the Week: Autumn Watson

Artist of the Week - Autumn Watson, Grade 6   "I'm really proud of my ceramics because in third grade when I started I wasn't very good and I didn't know how to do anything, but now I can make things really easily and I'm really happy with my art work!"             ... Read More »

Maharishi School Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The Maharishi School faculty and staff for the 2014-2015 school year includes new faces, familiar faces, and some familiar faces from last year in new positions. Maharishi School sends everyone an appreciative Pioneer welcome and wishes all an enjoyable and successful year. Vishal Bakshi, a 2007 Maharishi School graduate and Pioneer Award recipient, is joining us... 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 »

Earth Day Assembly

Fairfield’s Sustainability Director, Scott Timm, was the guest speaker for Earth Day. Scott began with a discussion of resources and energy consumption in Iowa and in Fairfield. He said that for long-term sustainability the United States needs to change its use of resources and energy infrastructure. Iowa is a small state, but Iowa uses more energy... Read More »

Maharishi Middle School Music and Sound Performance

Written by 8th grader Alista Wikle On Wednesday, January 16th, at 7:00 PM, Maharishi Middle School presented the product of their latest project, Music and Sound. They performed original instrumental songs using instruments they had created. In addition, student music videos using original music, lyrics, and choreography were shown. The Maharishi Middle School uses a project based... Read More »

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