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Budding Tulips/Tennis Talent Converge at the Pella Invite 4/23

Tennis Coach Steve Briggs Reports

A morning shower followed by daylong gale force winds didn’t dampen the spirits of the teams that traveled from as far away as Waterloo and Boone to compete in   Pella, a town of predominantly Dutch heritage famous for its Tulip Time Festival and functioning 130 foot tall windmill. Traditional Dutch bakeries line the town square, but that’s a story for another time.
OK, maybe we should talk about Jaarzma Bakery for a minute. On weekends, lines form outside the bakery founded in 1898 by a Dutch immigrant who introduced the sweet taste of Holland to rural Iowa residents. The shop rarely runs short of Cinnamon Crispies, Puff Pillows, Goat Legs, and everyone’s favorite almond paste filled Dutch Letters.

Back to tennis: The host school shared the winner’s trophy at the 15th annual Pella Invite with Grinnell HS. Boone finished 3rd followed by the Pioneers (4th), Waterloo Columbus (5th), Oskaloosa (6th), and Pella II (7th).

“The competition was a level higher than we’re accustomed to,” noted Pioneer coach Steve Briggs. “The tournament included 2021 state finalists — Pella and Boone.”pioneer tennis boys
Despite the stiff competition, Zak Askar led the way for the Pioneers with a win over Pella’s top singles entry. Zak finished the day in 7th place with three quality wins in five matches.
“Zak was exhausted after playing almost non-stop for six hours, but he played all day with a smile on his face,” said Briggs. “Zakpioneer tennis boys was a super ambassador for our school yesterday. Fans were so impressed with his friendly disposition that one coach offered advice how best to play Zak’s opponents. The father of one of Zak’s opponents was so taken by his size and agility that the man offered to introduce Zak to an area college football coach.”
In the doubles tournament, the Pioneers performed equally well. The junior duo of Jayanta Wegman/Polo Altynski-Ross finished 6th and Dominic DuPoux/Mekhi Kahui outlasted Waterloo Columbus for 7th place.
Zak Askar is the Pioneer Player of the Match for a second time this spring.
The Pioneers put their 5-0 record on the line against Keokuk at the Punj Center today and visit Mt Pleasant later in the week.

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Pioneer Boys Tennis Match on 4/21

Coach Steve Briggs Match Report

After several weeks of cold, wind, and rain, the Pioneers made the most of favorable weather, scoring a hard fought victory over FHS.

“We came out on top, but we were 2 points from losing,” acknowledged Steve Briggs. “Zak was a point from losing at #2 and Dominic/Mekhi were a point from losing at #3 doubles. But that’s why we emphasize mental strength. The margin of victory can be slim.”

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Jayanta Wegman

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Dominic DuPoux

Jayanta Wegman dominated his singles match and played a strong 2nd set in doubles to secure the winning point for the Pioneers. Dominic DuPoux played an equally strong singles match and anchored #3 doubles, repeatedly coming up with clutch volleys when it counted.

Pioneer Players of the Match: Jay and Dominic.
The Pioneers travel to Pella on Saturday.

 Singles Results

Po.MatchupSet 1Set 2Set 3Result
1 Garrett Flanagan vs.  Ruimin Luo6-46-4winner-team-logo 2-0
2 Jace Hannes vs.  Zak Askar3-66-113-11winner-team-logo 2-1
3 Brendan Marcellus vs.  Polo Altynski-Ross6-46-2winner-team-logo 2-0
4 Dil Hurlin vs.  Jayanta Wegman6-16-1winner-team-logo 2-0
5 Aidan Flanagan vs.  Dominic Dupoux6-06-1winner-team-logo 2-0
6 Jack Unger vs.  Mekhi Kahiu6-14-610-3winner-team-logo 2-1

 Doubles Results

Po.MatchupSet 1Set 2Set 3Result
1 Garrett Flanagan/Jace Hannes vs.  Zak Askar/Ruimin Luo7-66-42-0
2 Dil Hurlin/Brendan Marcellus vs.  Polo Altynski-Ross/Jayanta Wegman7-56-1winner-team-logo 2-0
3 Jack Unger/Aidan Flanagan vs.  Mekhi Kahiu/Dominic Dupoux6-1 (4-6)12-10winner-team-logo 1-1
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Our Alumni Are Everywhere!

How Our School’s Alumni Are Serving Throughout the Many Global TM Organizations

Look anywhere among the young teachers and administrators of the TM organization and you will find Maharishi Schoolalumni in front of school alumni. Whether as teachers, accountants, or digital marketing experts, they have played an indispensable role in bringing Consciousness-Based technologies to the world. Maharishi School alumni have held important positions in all of the following TM organizations and institutions:

• Maharishi School
• Maharishi International University
• David Lynch Foundation
• Maharishi Foundation
• Mother Divine and Purusha
• Maharishi Invincibility Institute,
South Africa
• Maharishi European Research
University, the Netherlands

And nearly all the alumni featured here continued their education at Maharishi International University. We’ll let them tell their own stories.

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Gyan, Hilary, and Genevra

Maharishi School helped me to discover who I was and what I wanted out of life. As a result, I was fearless in my approach to
exploring the world when I graduated.
Annie Falk Blecher

The following is only a small sample of the many extraordinary Maharishi School alumni who are working for TM organizations.eliana maharishi school alumni

Eliana Freeman (1999):

As an accountant at the Maharishi Foundation, I enjoy utilizing all my lessons from my time at Maharishi School—but especially the critical thinking I developed through studying the Science of Creative Intelligence. At the Maharishi Foundation, I enjoy the sense of community. Even more than that, though, I appreciate the overall kindness and mutual respect shared throughout the TM organization.

Gyan Shrosbree (1992), Genevra (Daley) Bell (2005), and Hilary Nelson (2003):

These three alumni are all teaching in the MIU Art Department. Gyan comments, “Maharishi School encourages and cultivates creativity and individuality. The small community allows students to be seen and to shine. This kind of confidence building from an early age is helpful in life and a good platform to draw from in working with students.”

Sarah Sica (2002):

sarah sica alumniSarah is Director of Programs for the David Lynch Foundation in New York City. “I feel lucky that my parents decided to move
to Fairfield so that my sister and I could attend Maharishi School. I loved being able to do asanas, pranayama, and TM twice a day with the rest of the School and that every subject was always connected back to our Self, and universal principles were seen across disciplines. As a TM Teacher, it’s gratifying to see people feeling better within just a few days of learning the technique. It’s such a simple and empowering tool to allow someone to connect with themselves again and lower the wide range of symptoms of stress. I feel grateful to have been able to do this work with the David Lynch Foundation these past eight years.”

Owen Blake (2008):

maharishi school alumniOwen is a Performance Coach for professional e-sport teams, teaching TM and a Consciousness-Based methodology for highest performance. He is researching the effects of TM on professional e-sport athletes for his PhD. “Attending the Maharishi School exposed me to so much knowledge about life and well-being that just isn’t readily available elsewhere. There
is a level of familiarity and comfort with Maharishi’s technologies of consciousness which helped me immensely as a teacher of the TM technique. This knowledge helps me live my life in a healthier and happier way and allows me to lead by example when teaching the TM technique.”

Kennidy Stood (2012):young alumni maharishi school

Kennidy taught TM in Los Angeles schools for the David Lynch Foundation. “Maharishi School gave me a strong foundation for practicing my own self-care and self-reflection, be it through TM or other tools I picked up along the way. This has helped me stay grounded and curious throughout my personal and TM-teaching journeys. Teaching through the David Lynch Foundation gave me the joy of connecting with some amazing school communities while also sharing TM and the perspective and calm it has brought me.”

Jeremy and Tasha Blitz-Jones
(1999):

Jeremy is a leadership coach and strategy consultant. Tasha is focused on teacher education and building a professional learning community of schools with TM programs. They teach TM in schools, companies, hospitals, and local TM centers.
maharishi school alumniTasha: “Maharishi School provided me with many years to familiarize myself with the experience of transcending and gain an understanding that consciousness is a primary paradigm. “ Jeremy: “Even though I’ve been practicing TM for over twenty years, the experience of teaching people TM continues to inspire me. People consistently report improvement in their ability to focus and an overall improvement in their quality of life. I am grateful to be able to share TM with others as part of my work.”

 

 

Annie Falk Blecher (2001):

Annie manages the business development for Community & Individual Development Association and the Maharishi Invincibility Institute in South Africa. She was previously based in Beijing and San Francisco with theCenter for Wellness & Achievement in Education, Stress-Free Schools, and the David Lynch Foundation. In 2005, Annie completed her BA in
Digital Media and her MBA in 2014 from MIU. She is a certified teacher of the TM technique.“Maharishi School teaches young people to believe in themselves. It helped me discover who I am and what I wanted out of life. As a result, I was fearless in my approach to exploring the world when I graduated. This helped to build my character, taught me how to solve problems, and prepared me to tackle new challenges in the workplace. The education at Maharishi School instilled in me the love of lifelong learning, a solution oriented mindset, and an insatiable interest in achieving the highest. Now I help provide this unique form of Consciousness-Based education for unemployed youth at the university level, and soon at preschool and high school levels starting early in 2022. It is deeply fulfilling to work with the TM organization in South Africa and contribute to the real transformation in other young people and ultimately in the whole nation over time.”

 

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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
THE CAMPUS
  • 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
STUDENTS
  • 180 students representing 30 countries
  • Over 75% percent of students receive financial aid
  • Preschool – 40
  • Lower (K-6) – 66
  • Middle – 24
  • Upper – 50
FACULTY
  • 44 faculty members (full and part-time)
  • 10 faculty or staff who are alumni
  • Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
  • Average Class Size: 12
ACADEMICS
  • 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

 

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCESgirls who do meditation

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

 

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPSsilly students
  • 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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Message From Co-Head of School

School News from Dr. Richard Beall

news about maharishi school fairfield iowaDear Maharishi School Community,

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

With our hearts full of love for and from our students after this special day, I’m pleased to share some good news about Maharishi

School developments. Henry Ogden Clark Auditorium, our assembly hall, has two new additions to nourish our bodies and souls.

Fairfield resident Charlie Viola donated a beautiful grand piano, recently delivered all the way from Arizona. If ever there was a gift that will keep on giving, it is this asset to our music program. Here’s look at the instrument under the talented hands of music teacher Doug Daller. Just Imagine the possibilities (click to enjoy).

Second, many were excited by the unveiling of a new vending machine in the dining hall, a response long requested by students and staff alike. It’s stocked with healthy snacks and drinks, including some items for those who are not vegetarians. It’s available for middle and upper school students and our staff members. We’ll monitor its use in the next few weeks to ensure that it’s not disruptive to the school environment or to our students’ lunch nutrition, and to see which items are most popular.

Third, our Upper School Choral Reading group earned the honor of performing at this Saturday’s All-State event with the Iowa High School Speech Association. Only 5% of the students who enter the IHSSA’s Large Group competition get to perform at All-State, so we’re thrilled for these first-time participants.

Lastly, within a week, new Promethean boards will be installed in all of our classrooms! These touch-screen projection systems allow teachers and students to create and manipulate images and make learning even more interactive and engaging. We’ll soon share video of our teachers’ use of this new technology. They were obtained from federal Emergency Assistance for Nonpublic Schools (EANS) funds. 

I hope you all enjoy the warming weather and the upcoming Presidents Day three-day weekend. 

Best wishes for your health and happiness, 

Richard

 

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Maharishi School Nominated for All-State Speech Performance

maharishi school speechMeet the Speech Team

Every year the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) conducts a state-wide competition featuring performances that provide a snapshot of what resonates with teens, their teachers, families, and communities. The performance piece was put together at the beginning of January, by teacher and Maharishi School Alumni Loreena Hansen, who made the compilation script. A compilation script means that contained in this Choral Reading are lots of different paragraphs from current news articles, plays, novels, and poems that all work together to prove a thesis to the audience. The next step is putting that script into movement.

Among these performers are the six students in the Maharishi School Speech and Drama program members include; Jolie Gaquer (11th grade), Eva Rubio Quevedo (9th grade), Gabriel Roesler (11th grade), Daira Valls Blazquez (10th grade), Uma Wegman (9th grade), and Jace Wallace (10th grade).

Daira Valls Blazquez

Eva Rubio Quevedo

Gabriel Roesler

Jace Wallace

Jolie Gaquer

Uma Wegman

 

When the group finally got to show off their hard work and perform at Districts Competition, there were 10-12 other groups to compete against. Which the Maharishi School team qualified to move on up through. Then at State there are four more competitions and after that you can be selected to go to All-State which features a critic who will be selecting one group that is the winner.

At State competition you have to get a perfect score from every judge in order to be considered in the running to perform at All-State. We are very excited to announce that the Maharishi School team has the honor of being nominated to perform at All-State!

Congratulations to our Maharishi School Speech team on receiving an IHSSA All-State nomination in Choral Reading! They will be performing at the All-State Festival at Iowa State University in Ames on Saturday, February 19th. Make sure you keep following our social channels for more updates!

 

speech all state iowa“I’ll just say that I couldn’t have asked for a better first year on the job. My students, many of whom have never had experience in theater before, are exemplary performers and team mates. I couldn’t be more proud of them. I am so thankful for the invaluable advice from coaches before me and the support of the school. The honor of having this team perform at All-State is an unmatched feeling! ”

Drama and Speech Coach Loreena Hansen

 

 

 

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Private Boarding School in Iowa Achievements

 private boarding iowaTop 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.

1.

Richard Beall maskedNothing 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.

2.

In 2022, Maharishi School ranked #1 Best Iowa K-12 Private School, #1 Best Iowa High School for STEM, #1 Most Diverse Iowabest school 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

3.

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.

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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.

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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.covid mask lower school

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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.

7.

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.

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8.

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.

9.

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.

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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.

 

Thank you all for your
wonderful support!
Cheers to your good health, happiness, and abundance in 2022!

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Adjusting to Covid Protocols in School

The two month mark of being back at school is rapidly approaching. For some of our students this will be their inauguration for being back in a large-group setting for this first time in a year! You may be wondering how the students are handling all of this?

Our directors of the Lower, Middle, and Upper school as well as the boarding student supervisor reflect on how the kids are doing at this point in the year.

Kaye Jacob, Middle/Upper School Director

“This year we plan to launch a Middle School Student Council—and also hold regular MiddleKaye Jacob, Academic Director, Maharishi School
School assemblies. Our goal is to create as much opportunity for leadership experience, active
learning—and fun—as possible. We are also looking forward to being able to take students on
field trips—to outdoor locations such as Wilson’s Orchard as well as to museums and
performance venues, depending (of course) on our capacity to maintain Covid-safe protocols.

I think students are overall less anxious this year about the Covid protocols because they are accustomed to them and, more importantly, I believe that they are convinced that wearing masks and getting vaccinated (as the older ones have) actually have worked to keep our covid mask middle schoolcommunity safe and almost entirely Covid-free all last year. When students see the logic and meaning behind what they are doing, they tend to fall naturally into the routine of it. Not ONE student that I have seen so far has even hesitated to wear a mask–and wear it properly–so far this year.”

 

Lynn Shirai, Lower School Director

Lynn Shirai Lower School Director Maharishi School“The children are accommodating easily to our Covid protocols, and mask wearing seems second nature to them now. There’s a lot of handcovid mask lower school washing and social distancing going on also. Thank you for reminding your children of the importance of following all of our safety guidelines during this time. Everyone seems contented and so full of happiness being with their friends once again.”

David Pohlman, Boarding Student Supervisor

“Like previous years, the boarding students have shown great flexibility with adapting to the pandemic safety protocols. We saw this during the initial days of this school year when students had to follow an “isolation” procedure upon moving into the dorm. Students had to eatdavid pohlman boarding in their rooms and wear masks at all times when outside of their dorm room.
Interactions with others inside the dorm were limited, but encouraged outside. Each of these students needed to complete a final Covid test before joining everyone for regular activities, including in-person school.
We actually have fewer protocols in the dorm than when the pandemic started– mainly because we all have a better understanding of how the virus is transmitted than before.
For example, we no longer emphasize sanitizing surfaces as a strategy for prevention. Also, last year, we were able to have all but one dorm student fully vaccinated at the request of their parents. This year, we currently have a mix of vaccinated and un-vaccinated. We will need to consider what this means for the mask covid kidsliving environment and mask usage there.
Overall, the boarding students go with the flow and show respect toward each other and the safety guidelines we have established for the well being of everyone.”
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Great Places to Eat Outdoors in Fairfield

Want to go out to eat but don’t feel comfortable with enclosed spaces?

With covid precautions loosening in Iowa, it is normal to feel apprehensive about going out again. A great way to get outside while maintaining a safe distance from others is to enjoy your favorite food outdoors! Here are some delicious local restaurants that all feature outdoor seating.

Taco Dreams

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fairfield outdoor seatingAt Taco Dreams they serve artisan street tacos and more for take-out and contactless pickup in Fairfield. Located in the “Old Harper Brush” Building at 400 N 2nd Street.  Have you tried their Lucky Bunny Salad? Pictured here with the Organic Chicken Tinga and Green Goddess Dressing.

Their hours are Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

You can go to www.tacodreams.com to place your order online!

 

Arandas

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Arandas is a restaurant that features delicious Mexican cuisine and a full bar with traditional margaritas. Arandas is within walking distance from the square in Fairfield and has an outdoor seating area with tables that are six feet apart. Located at 203 W Broadway Ave.

Their hours are  Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Shokai

shushi outdoorsfairfield foodShokai has a variety of fresh and cooked sushi rolls that are a work of art to look at and enjoy eating. They have a smaller outdoor seating area so if you want to sit outdoors you better grab a chair fast! They are located conveniently right on the square at 101 W Broadway Ave.

Their Summers hours are; Mon-Thur 11am-2pm lunch 5pm-9pm dinner. Friday 11-2p lunch, 5-10pm dinner.

 

Cider House

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Another great option for eating outdoors is the Cider House, where you can try their award-winning burgers made with local beef. The Cider House is also a Taproom and features their locally made Fishback & Stephenson hard cider.  “Our food pairs perfectly with our wide range of hard ciders that are available on tap. Our ciders range in flavor from dry and tart to sweet and fruity, guaranteed to please any pallet.”

Live music performances can also be enjoyed outside at the Cider House, their summer hours are; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, Friday & Sat 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm and Sunday 10:00 am -2:00 pm. They are located at 1949 Pleasant Plain Road.

Lunchbox

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Located at 403 N Fourth Street Fairfield, Iowa, the Lunchbox serves New Americanlunchbox fairfield comfort food with innovative twists. They offer sandwiches, burgers, salads, and soups that are expertly crafted. They take traditional comfort food and layer in their experience, talent, and skills to create something familiar but beyond. Their lunch hours are Monday through Friday 11″30 am – 2:30 pm. They are now open for dinner as well on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Carryout

fairfield outdoorsYou could also take your favorite food to go and sit at the newly constructed outdoor seating area across the street from the civic center!

 

 

Craving a refreshing juice or smoothie?

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Any’s Juice Joint is a New York-style juice bar, with smoothies, juices, and other natural goodies. Whether you’re ordering a superfood smoothie or a fresh cold-pressed juice, all of the ingredients are certified organic. Everything in this joint is also plant-based and Andy provides a variety of vegan (dairy-free) options. Check him out in the food truck on the backside of the Civic Center, 200 N Main Street. His hours are Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

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From Maharishi School to College Acceptances

Over 98% of our graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges and universities all over the country.

maharishi school graduation college acceptancesEarly decision acceptances for our 2020 graduating class are coming in! Congratulations to the students who’ve had early college acceptances from Princeton University, Lawrence University, Pratt Institute, Roger Williams University, Agnes Scott College, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University.

Our goal is to help your student find the right college fit for them.

Personalized college counseling is built into the school curriculum and covered by tuition fees. In 9th and 10th grade, academic performance and planning are emphasized, with students filling out inventories to help them plan for their futures. The college counselor meets periodically with 9th and 10th graders to check on their progress and hold college planning meetings. Starting in 11th grade, all students go on two college visits a year to identify features and characteristics that fit with their individual preference. In their second semester, 11th graders take the Junior Seminar, a weekly class that introduces all of the important concepts necessary for a successful college application.

List of college acceptances by Maharishi School students in the last 10 years.

Princeton Universitygraduating Maharishi school with core values

Muhlenberg College

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

Skidmore College

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

Bradley University

University of Northern Iowa

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michigan State University

The Ohio State Universityfotoveda photo of maharishi school graduation 2020

Texas A&M University

Eckerd College

Roger Williams University

Knox College University of Kansas

New York University Shanghai

University of Toronto

Fordham University

Hawaii Pacific University

Features at a glance:

  • The college counselor is on call on all deadline days, to assist students with any part of the submission process.
  • All juniors take the Junior Seminar their second semester, which introduces the important concepts necessary for applying to college in the Senior year.
  • All Juniors and Seniors visit two colleges a year, one small liberal arts school and one large university.
  • College representatives visit Maharishi School each year to deliver information sessions to interested students.
  • By looking through previous tests, the college counselor helps all students plan their college testing schedules, and choose the tests that will best represent the student’s strengths.
  • The college counselor reviews all college essays, providing group essay sessions, then individual assistance for Seniors.
  • In partnership with ICAN, the Iowa College Access Network, Maharishi School provides multiple events each year to help families navigate the financial aid process for college applications.

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