Entries by Maharishi School

Student-Led Conferences at Maharishi School: A Word From Our Academic Director

Dear Parents, This year in the Middle and Upper Schools we are introducing student-led conferences, a practice that we believe will support student learning, help develop communication skills and self-confidence, and provide a forum for parents to engage with their children around their goals, aspirations, and achievements. The student-led conferences consolidate two priorities of the […]

Parent Perspective: Maharishi School Iowa Student-Led Conferences

This year my older daughter, Arwydd, began seventh grade – middle school – I still can’t believe it’s here! The learning curve has been steep, and there are a few things she’d rather not have to adapt to, such as a larger homework load, a locker to keep organized, and a longer school day.  I’ve […]

ISACS Conference Informs and Inspires Maharishi Iowa Faculty

Every profession has its inner world, full of knowledge that those on other career trajectories have never imagined.  Learning about the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Conference is an excellent way to peek into the secret lives of Maharishi School teachers and administrators, people so passionate about their calling that they take an annual road trip […]

Maharishi School Iowa Seniors Travel to Chicago for Museum Tour

Seniors at Maharishi day and boarding school in Fairfield, Iowa hit the road last week for an exciting and immersive experience at The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Instructor Greg Thatcher explains, “we spent two weeks in preparation for this trip, reviewing great art […]

Maharishi School Iowa Teachers Head to ISACS Conference This Week

Every year a group of Maharishi School teachers and administrators travel to the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Conference to meet with fellow educators and keep up to date on new teaching strategies, curricular offerings, and developments in child psychology. Offerings this year include Python Power: Unlocking Mathematical Mysteries Using Coding, The […]

Jazz Improvisation At Maharishi School Builds Appreciation and Skills

A course recap by Maharishi School music teacher Mike Cantafio. Maharishi School Iowa music teacher Mike Cantafio performing on stage. “Teaching Jazz Improvisation last quarter was a good experience for both myself and the students. Two of the students had primarily a classical background and the other was coming from the pop music world. Although […]

Our Vibrant Community – Fairfield, Iowa

When I told friends that I was leaving the busy, eclectic Philadelphia suburb that had been home to my daughter and me, I got a lot of head tilts and quizzical expressions.  “But why?”  “Won’t you be bored?”  “What is there to do in Idaho?” Iowa, people. Iowa.  And after almost ten years of living […]

Iowa Private School Wins Grant for Rocketry Project

The Maharishi School Rocketry Team has earned a $1,500 grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation, which will go towards the design, construction, and rocket flight expenses for the team’s Team America Rocketry Challenge entry.  Maharishi School is offering both TARC Rocketry and NASA Student Launch Rocketry Teams through our project-based learning curriculum this year. Last year the team placed fourth […]

Maharishi School Alumnus David Navarette Researches Convergence of Architecture and Neurobiology

Maharishi School alumnus David Navarrete is Director of Research Initiatives and Content Development at Sky Factory. He has co-authored a new white paper about the restorative benefits of Sky Factory’s architectural illusions of sky and nature, designed to mitigate the detrimental effects of enclosed spaces. He is also a guest contributor to Human Spaces and […]