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Maharishi School Students Host Empty Bowls Event to Raise Money for the Hungry

Upper School students at Maharishi School worked for an entire quarter to host an Empty Bowls event with the aim of raising funds to alleviate local and global hunger.                                                       "Empty Bowls started in 1990 as a project in a high school ceramics class in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and has now spread throughout the United States... Read More »

Maharishi School to Present Theater Cavalcade

Maharishi School students are rehearsing for their annual theater cavalcade and hope you can attend one or more of their performances! The class will present a variety of offerings, including a choral reading called "Water", the Reader's Theater version of the James Thurber play "Many Moons", two ensembles, "The Dancers" by Horton Foot, and "You Can't... 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 Offers New Holistic Health and Sex Ed Program to Grades 4-6

Upcoming Parenting Talk NEW PROGRAM FOR GRADES 456 It can be difficult to know when to have "the talk" with your kids.  What to say, how much to say, what context?  There's a lot to figure out, but don't worry - we're here to help! Parents of Maharishi School Students grades 4-6 are invited to attend... Read More »

Maharishi School Updates Uniform Policy

Maharishi School has updated the uniform policy to allow for a more gender neutral, inclusive look throughout the Lower School.  Girls may now wear polo shirts and pants, or blouse and skirt, whichever they prefer.  Additionally, more shirt colors are available to the kids, including blue, green, and yellow.  As a major bonus, the blue and... 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 »

Maharishi School Girls Run 5k With Girls on the Run

Maharishi School third through sixth grade girls have been meeting twice a week after school for over two months now, training for a 5 kilometer team run.  It's all part of a nation wide program called Girls on the Run, which not only emphasizes physical fitness, but also teamwork, positive body image, healthy relationships, and community... Read More »

Maharishi School Students Gear Up For Destination Imagination

Every year for over twenty years Maharishi School students have participated in Destination Imagination, a "fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning." Students form teams of up to seven members, choose a... Read More »

Maharishi School Teacher Greg Thatcher Wins Art Award

Greg Thatcher's artwork has been selected out of 310 artworks submitted from across the country to be part of the "Small but Mighty" exhibition sponsored by Prairie State College in Chicago.  Greg's work also received one of the three awards given by Aron Packer, a Chicago art gallery  owner and judge of the exhibition.  Greg received... Read More »

Maharishi School Student Participates in Prestigious World Food Prize Institute

The best and brightest students from 31 U.S. states and territories and seven countries attended speeches by world renowned leaders, presented their own research, and joined in hunger relief efforts. Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2016 -- Melat Gebremariam of Maharishi School of Enlightenment in Fairfield, IA was among the select students nominated to attend the... Read More »

Maharishi School Soccer Team Plays Rematch With Scattergood

Maharishi School hosted Scattergood for a rematch soccer game and dinner last night, and the game was close. We were missing two of our best offensive players, so it forced our team to pull together and rise to the challenge. We went down 2-0, came back with a goal and pressed for another one, but didn't... Read More »

Maharishi School 1-2-3 Boys Visit Nature Center

Maharishi School first through third grade boys have been studying insects since the beginning of the school year, and last week they got the chance to put their knowledge to the test!  The boys spent an afternoon at Jefferson County Park with naturalist Therese Cumminskey, sweeping the prairie section of the park with insect nets and... Read More »

Maharishi School Soccer Team Wins First Game Against Scattergood

With the traffic of I-80 buzzing in the background, the Maharishi School Pioneers kept their focus and came away with a victory in their first soccer game of the season. Sixteen players and eleven supporters made their way to the pastoral and friendly campus of Scattergood Friends School for the contest on the last day of... Read More »

Maharishi School Offers Positive Discipline Parenting Class

Are you are challenged by morning routine and bedtime hassles, ​power struggles over homework and chores, or by any area of parenting where you feel like you're not quite connecting with your child? Maharishi School is pleased to announce that our Positive Discipline Parenting Class is returning for its sixth session.  The class will be team-taught... Read More »

Maharishi School Maker Space Featured in The Source

We'd like to share an article about our Maker Space that's featured in The Source this month! Take a tour of Maharishi School in Fairfield, and you may run across an unfamiliar sight, something you don’t remember from your days as an elementary school student. It’s a room called the maker space, and it doesn’t look... Read More »

“Maharishi School Brings Hands-On and High-Tech Together in Maker Space”

“Science and mathematics education works wherever it takes place within an active community of learners, where students work collaboratively in groups of manageable size, and where faculty are deeply committed to teaching, devoted to student success, and convinced that all students can learn. It works where learning is active, hands-on, investigative, and experiential.” ‐ Dan Sullivan,... 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 »

Ari Berman to Speak at Maharishi School Graduation

Maharishi School is honored to announce its 2016 Graduation Speaker,  class of 2000 MSAE alumni and nationally acclaimed political author Ari Berman. The Graduation Ceremony is Sunday, June 12th, at 1:30 in Henry Ogden Clark Hall at Maharishi School. The public is welcome to attend. Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine... 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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