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Project-Based Learning: Discover and test-drive your passionsproject period maharishi school

Each project is either designed by a teacher or proposed by the student at the conception stage and addresses an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. The students work either independently or in small teams and exercise real-life skills in their areas of interest while being fully supported by teachers, community experts, and leaders brought in to match the students’ interests. At the end of each quarter, all the students’ projects are showcased as part of a community-wide event.

Project Period with Miss Sheila Higgins

project period maharishi schoolThe 6th graders at Maharishi School are diving into the world of storytelling with stop motion videos. As they make creative content for their videos they will also be in charge of creating both individual and group stories, while also learning technical skills needed to shoot their concept.

While creating their movie Miss Higgins asks them to plan out a small action sequence that can be a re-telling or  new creation of a familiar story. Her students will take part in drafting the story and building sets, props, as well as characters. On the days that they will be shooting there are several jobs withing the group that need to be done, including a photographer, a mover and a storyteller (or timekeeper). Check out this video to see this project period in process!

 

 

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Private School Profile: Maharishi School

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Interested in learning more about a private boarding school in Iowa? Here are five questions and answers, that will introduce you to the world of Maharishi School!

  1. What will my child have to wear?

boarding students at Maharishi SchoolPrivate schools tend to have dress codes. Most are fairly simple, but some require clothing with the school logo. If the school your child is attending requires a specific logo or emblem on the clothing, they will direct you to the place you can purchase this article of clothing. For example, at Maharishi School, we go through Lands’ End for our school uniforms. We provide a special link to our uniforms.

2. Can I receive financial aid?

Definitely, over 70% of our students receive financial aid! Click here to find out more details on domestic and international boarding tuition and financial aid packages.

3. Will my child get the individual attention that they need?

Yes! Our teacher to student ratio is 1:5. This allows our teachers to make valuable connections with their students that last a lifetime.

4. If my child has a special skill, will they have time to advance in that area?

Our  Project-Based Learning Period gives students 70 minutes to explore their passions threerocketry project based learning at maharishi schooldays a week, whether in a teacher designed project or one they have proposed as an independent or small group project. They are exercising real-life skills in areas of interest, supported by teachers, community experts, and/or online resources. Project Period is another doorway to finding oneself.

5. What do you offer for stress management for my child?

At Maharishi School we invest in rest—of a special kind. Our students and teachers take time to transcend twice a day, with the practice of yoga and Transcendental Meditation. students meditate and release stressThis allows them to gain deep rest and dissolve stress before it accumulates. It improves brain functioning. In a world of nearly incessant outer stimuli, it gives them a respite of inner silence, a connection with their own individual true self.

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