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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
804 Dr Robert Keith Wallace Drive
Fairfield, IA 52556
Telephone
(641) 472-9400

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$39,000
Received Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid
$15,100

Maharishi School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
25 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Destination Imagination, Project showcases
    39%
  • Iowa High School Speech Competition
    22%
  • Practicing meditation
    22%
  • Robotics
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    25%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, India, Korea, Republic of, Mexico, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    91%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    179
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    43%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $6,600
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Maharishi School Reviews

    49 reviews
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    I have two daughters, both of whom attended Maharishi School from pre-school through 12th grade. I think the thing I’m most grateful for doesn’t have anything to do with academics, although the School’s academics are very good. (Both of my daughters attended respected, highly-selected colleges.)

    The nurturing atmosphere of the school and the TM technique cultured an attitude of kindness and care for others and for the world. They even have a motto that the students learn – The World is my Family.

    Students graduate being grounded in themselves in the deepest sense. They leave as life-long learners and clear, critical thinkers. Honestly, I couldn’t recommend Maharishi School more highly!
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    Maharishi School is excellent as it allows students to grow in knowledge and excel without being unduly stressed out as sadly occurs in so many schools today. The main contributor to this is the inclusion of Transcendental Meditation as a central feature of the school, which enables the students to enjoy very profound rest and also enhances their intelligence and creativity.

    I also really appreciate the diversity of the school, the safe-space it offers generally, the low student-faculty ratios and its outstanding success in college acceptances!
    Maharishi School definitely has its advantages. The amazing people, community, and lifestyles. I am also very impressed with the new dorms! It is helping the new students meet other students quicker!
    But the school has quite a few things it still needs work on. The school day is very long, there is no sports program (except tennis), it is very expensive, and there are not that many students. The academics are still not very well put together.