maharishi school

Fast Facts About Our School

Maharishi School Fast Facts:

THE SCHOOLmaharishi school students
  • Independent boarding/day, Preschool-Grade 12
  • Rigorous and dynamic college preparatory classes
  • Single and mixed-gender classes
  • Boarding program for 9-12th grades
  • Intentional use of inner development programs: Transcendental Meditation and Yoga (2 times a day)
  • Discussion and project-based, interactive classes
  • Highly personalized and student-centered learning
  • Founded in 1975
  • Shared campus with Maharishi University, 350 acres with facilities including Library, Fieldhouse, Recreation Center, organic grocery market, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, Student Center.
  • A short walk from swimming, canoeing, and fishing at the Fairfield Reservoir, as well as walking and biking on the 16 mile Fairfield Loop Trail
  • 180 students representing 30 countries
  • Over 75% percent of students receive financial aid
  • Preschool – 40
  • Lower (K-6) – 66
  • Middle – 24
  • Upper – 50
  • 44 faculty members (full and part-time)
  • 10 faculty or staff who are alumni
  • Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
  • Average Class Size: 12
  • Collaborative and project-based learning emphasis
  • Multi-level, mastery curriculum including honors courses and AP courses
  • Holistic Health Program includes twice-daily meditation and yoga for stress reduction and academic success
  • College Admissions course and college counseling support



Over 97% of graduates accepted to four-year colleges and universities of their choice. Recent colleges and universities include:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Grinnell College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Middlebury College
  • St. Olaf College
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa – Honors Program
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland


  • Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA)
  • Special Accreditation for College Preparatory Schools by the State of Iowa
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education
  • National Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Great Prairie Area Education Association
  • Enrollment Management Association
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education

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