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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
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Maharishi School is an elite, private school located in Fairfield, IA. It has 179 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $28,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
804 Dr Robert Keith Wallace Dr
Fairfield, IA 52556
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Telephone
(641) 472-9400
Organization Memberships
NAIS

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.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
17 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Destination Imagination, Project showcases
    38%
  • Iowa High School Speech Competition
    25%
  • Practicing meditation
    25%
  • Robotics
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

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.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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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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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!
Maharishi School is a great school that lets students excel without straining them too much. With a principal who really cares and teachers who (mostly) try their best to teach, Maharishi School is a great choice for those who wish to learn without too much stress.

However, Maharishi School is lacking as a "college preparatory school", as it only has 1 AP class and has only had that 1 AP class for 1 year. This puts students at a huge disadvantage in the college application process, since competitive students are taking multiple AP's a year on average.

Maharishi School's science department has also taken a hit in recent years, with the hiring of teachers who are not certified to teach and in some cases, fresh out of college.

Maharishi School's shortcomings in these areas is more or less made up for by the atmosphere and culture that exists at the school which also helps it stand out, and is definitely something that nurtures and helps students achieve the most that they can.