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The Story of Ms. Queena Zhou

The Teenager Who Left Shanghai in Search of an Extraordinary High School Experience --by Christine Albers, Director of Expansion at Maharishi School first published in Enlightenment, the Transcendental Meditation Magazine I first met Queena the day she turned sixteen, standing alone by the baggage claim at Cedar Rapids airport, wearing a polka-dot down coat. A tiny,... Read More »

New Students Arrive at Maharishi School for Orientation

Diversity is the key trait of the twenty students new to Maharishi School who attended a week-long orientation from August 12 to 18. Ranging from grades 7-12, the students came from six nations--the USA, China, South Africa, Dubai, Mexico, and India. “Hailing from nations around the world,” though, does not completely describe the diversity of this... Read More »

The World is My Family

The World Is My Family Interview in TM Magazine with Daniela Hillman, Maharishi School Boarding Student from Mexico By Christine Albers, Director of Expansion Daniela Robles Hillman is busy packing. Today is her last day in Fairfield, Iowa, after spending her sophomore year as a boarding student at Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment (MSAE).... Read More »

Maharishi Team Finding Its Stride

Cross-country has given six students a chance to compete by Allyus Fritz-- Fairfield Ledger-- Samantha Bell was seeking a fresh outlook. Bell was living in Hilton Head Island, S.C. She felt that the people there were superficial. The wealthy community that Bell grew up in was not providing the acceptance that she needed. She wanted to... Read More »

Boarding Students Arrive at MSAE

By Andy Hallman, as appeared in the Fairfield Ledger Eleven boarding students will attend Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment this year, all but one of whom is from outside the United States. The boarding students began their orientation Wednesday to their new school, and for many of them, their new country. Most of the... Read More »

Glowing Consciousness on Stage at Maharishi School

By Christine Albers I look forward to Maharishi School's annual speech performance every year, but this year was different. As new host mom of Queena Zhou, a 17-year-old boarding student from China who bravely tried out for the speech program, I experienced the program in a very personal way. Queena garnered a small role in the... Read More »

Maharishi School Welcomes Six Students from China

School began one week early for six new boarding students from China. He Yuandi (Simon) , Dai Hongzhang (Tim), Li Yize (James) , Xue Yubo (Michael), Liu Yifan (Ivan), and Guo QianQian (Cathy), arrived for a one-week orientation that began on Monday, August 13. The new students learned about Consciousness-based education, the Fairfield community, and had... Read More »

Chinese Students Host New Year Celebration

January 23 marked the beginning of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon. Maharishi School’s 12 boarding students from China, together with Chinese-American students, hosted a celebration Monday morning in the auditorium. The stage was colorfully decorated with red lanterns and an auspicious Chinese dragon, symbolic of good luck, power and strength. Each student showed slides from... Read More »

Celebrating the International Day of Peace

On September 21st, Maharishi School celebrated the International Day of Peace for the second year in a row. As stated by the United Nations, "Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…” Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary... Read More »

First Wave of New Students Arrive at Maharishi School

Maharishi School has something to celebrate at Convocation on Tuesday, August 23. Twelve new boarding students  have arrived from all over the world to experience the unique education provided by the School and life in the heartland of America. Six of the students are from China, and the others hail from Germany, the Philippines, India, Canada,... Read More »

In China, Meeting the Families of Our Students

These last days have been a whirlwind of travel, meetings, and presentations in Qingdao and Beijing, all very interesting and fulfilling. But last night will stand out as one of the highlights of our entire China experience. I’ve always enjoyed meeting parents of our students, but never traveled quite so far to make that happen. As... Read More »

Haiyin on Why Maharishi School Students Achieve So Much

In 2010 and 2011 nine students at our school won national awards or scholarships for their achievements in academic areas. Two students won such awards at the state level. Twelve teams from our school were selected to compete at the state level in theater or speech. Out of nine winners in art at the state level,... Read More »

Dr. Beall on the Bullet Train, Pandas, and More

We have a new record. During conversations with students here in China, I often ask how many students are in their class each day. The previous record? 68. But it was eclipsed by one boy’s school experience. He had all his classes in the same room with the same group of …79 students. That helps explain... Read More »

Dr. Beall: China Bound

The clock is ticking… It won’t be long before Andrea and I depart for China—early Thursday morning. In our assembly this morning I asked the Boys School, "Why would we go to China to recruit students?" The students replied: "Because education in China is really stressful, and they need to know about our approach." "To increase... Read More »

Coming to America

My name is Haiyin. I come from Beijing, but now I study at an American private boarding school. This is a picture of me with my host family. I’m a senior student here, and this year is also my first year in this school. People always think I’m really brave because, in America, the senior year... Read More »

Chinese Schools To Collaborate With MUM, Maharishi School

Reprinted from Fairfield, May 14 - An education delegation of five people representing a syndicated school system of three middle and high schools in China, recently visited MUM and Maharishi School for two days and signed two agreements to collaborate. The director of an education corporation, his assistant, and three principals from the schools met... Read More »


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