Top 10 Achievements for 1st Semester at Maharishi School 2021-2022
Today, as we recognize our successes of the past semester. Your support has given children access to the #1 ranked private school in Iowa and the benefits of Consciousness-Based education. That is the foundation for all of our achievements as we close out 2021.
Nothing is more important–especially in this Covid climate–than the health and well being of our students, staff, faculty, and families. Although we’ve had cases occur, we’re holding strong to the safety standards that allow our in-person learning to continue. Someday we hope our masks will be relics of a by-gone era, but for now, we’ll share our colors and our care for each other proudly.
In 2022, Maharishi School ranked #1 Best Iowa K-12 Private School, #1 Best Iowa High School for STEM, #1 Most Diverse Iowa School and #1 Best Iowa Boarding School. We ranked #2 in Iowa for Best College Prep and in the Top 6% of US Private Schools. For more details click here: NICHE #1 for Maharishi School
Being ranked as the #1 Most Diverse Private High School in Iowa (of 51) is a huge benefit for our students as they prepare to navigate through our multicultural society and world. In our dorm alone we currently have boarding students from China, Germany, Korea, Mauritius, Tanzania, and the United States.
Our team in the national FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition won an Alliance trophy, posted the top score at the district event, and move on to the Super-Qualifier in February. Our multicultural team has members from grades 8-12.
Our Preschool is thriving. Multi-aged classrooms allow older students to assist younger students by modeling challenging tasks. The children are encouraged to develop self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and independence, which are natural tendencies at this stage of their development. The ability to do things for oneself develops self-confidence and brings joy to the child.
Children are curious about the world around them. The Lower School science curriculum uses the Mystery Science program to allow the child to answer these questions, using a hands-on and child-centered approach to learning science.
The Middle School has established its own Student Council, tasked with sponsoring activities (such as movie and game nights) and emceeing their own assemblies. Every member of the 8th grade class has a leadership role and the other classes have elected representatives. English teacher Tom Corbett is their advisor.
On January 8, four Upper School students in 11th grade graduated from the TM-Sidhi program, which includes Yogic Flying. These students are now practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs regularly in our Hall of Bliss, bringing greater coherence and harmony to their daily life. They include Polo Altynski-Ross, Devrishi Eisner, Mekhi Kahiu, and Jayanta Wegman.
Raise Craze was a HUGE success. Students asked friends and family to donate to Maharishi School, and as a way to pay their generosity forward, they performed Acts of Kindness for others. Far surpassing our goal and raising $29,033, our students also performed 782 Acts of Kindness, and school-wide collected 975 pairs of shoes, helping needy people throughout the world.
Maharishi School is deeply grateful for the support shown during our December “Season of Giving” campaign. Our Development Team together with your help, raised $53,383 through Giving Tuesday and Matching Funds–more than we ever thought possible.
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