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    Maharishi School ::: Fairfield, Iowa ::: Midwest U.S.

    Maharishi School

    • Located on the campus of Maharishi University, 2 hours from Des Moines, Iowa and 4 hours from Chicago
    • 62 students (grades 9-12), 25% international students
    • Coeducational day school with no religious affiliation
    • Separate classrooms and dormitories for girl and boy students
    • Universities placements include Maryland Institute of Art, Purdue University among others
    • ESL

    Founded

    1974

    Climate

    4 seasons, snow in winter

    Student Body

    62 students (grades 9-12), 25% international students

    Average Class Size

    12 students

    Faculty

    35% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    12:1

    College Placement

    95% university placement including Maryland Institute College of Art, Purdue University, Sarah Lawrence College, University of California - Irvine, University of Wisconsin among others.

    Honors & AP

    Honors courses are offered in all core subjects

    Special Programs

    Noteworthy: Each school day begins and ends with a few minuttes of meditation and simple yoga exercises to develop the ability to focus while in school and to relieve stress and fatigue.

    Marking System

    The 4.0 grading system is used for all courses.  Academic counselors monitor the academic progress of each student and meet with the faculty to design academic support when needed.

    Programs of Study

    The miniumum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:  

    English - 4 years
    History/Social Science - 3 years
    Mathematics - 4 years
    Science - 4 years
    Science of Creative Intelligence - 4 years
    Physical Education/Sport - 4 years
    Spanish Language - 2 years
    Computer Science - 1 unit
    Art - 1 unit
    Performing Arts - 2 units
    Elective projects - 8 units

    Community Service - 10 hours per year 

    World Langages offered: Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT score: 1500; Average ACT score: 27

    Accreditation

    Maharishi School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). 

    Athletics

    Sports: Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

    Arts

    Studio Arts, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Film Production, Music Production, Photography, Songwriting, Student Selected Project, Theater

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activites and Clubs: Choir, Cooking Club, Film, Gardening, Improvisation, Literary Society, Music, PROUD (people respecting our unique differences), Robotics, Science Club

    Facilities

    3 art rooms, Athletic fields, Auditorium, Cafeteria, Climbing Wall, Courtyard with orchard and rose garden, Greenhouse, Indoor Track, Lake, 2 libraries, 2 music rooms, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Theater, Weight room

    ESL

    English Language Learning (ELL):  The ELL program meets daily for one class period in which students take individualized English Language learning courses that are instructed to meet their language needs.  Students work at their skill level in reading, writing, speaking and listening. In additition, students take ELL leveled academic courses as needed in American History, American Government, Math, Science, and Literature.  ELL course grades reflect that the content has been modified to suit their language levels.