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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
Maharishi School is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Fairfield, IA. It has 179 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $38,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
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)
$38,000
Received Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid
$15,100

Maharishi School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
19 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Destination Imagination, Project showcases
    35%
  • Iowa High School Speech Competition
    24%
  • Practicing meditation
    24%
  • Robotics
    12%
  • 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
92%

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.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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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!
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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.
I love this school and feel it's a hidden gem in the cornfields of Iowa. The school is the heart of the Fairfield community and reflects the diversity, culture and the liveliness of the town. Students are confident in themselves, in their work and in their expressions of their own learning. There is a deep acceptance of others where students really care about one another. The friendships are deep. The students also have a meaningful relationship with their teachers, where they are seen as individuals, and respected and appreciated for who they are. It's a great place for a child to grow up!