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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-

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$25
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

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
From Maharishi School

At Maharishi School, the foundation of our college preparatory program is optimal alertness. You could have the most ideal school imaginable—best teachers, best facilities, best curriculum, and technology—but if students enter the classroom stressed, fatigued, or distracted, how much can be gained? What if there was a way to optimize students’ alertness? And what if a student could cultivate the ability to use more of their brain? Every aspect of school life would be enhanced: assimilating and retaining knowledge, social and emotional development, physical health and well-being. That is why at Maharishi School our students and teachers take time to transcend twice a day, with the practice of yoga and Transcendental Meditation. It dissolves stress and improves brain functioning.

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
1310
31 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
Report
  • 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, Mexico, South Korea, 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
    186
    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

    55 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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    As a parent as well as an employee of Maharishi School, over the course of ten years, I can honestly say, my experience has been a sweet and fulfilling one. Even in the midst of uncertain global circumstances, the school has acted swiftly and efficiently, on all grade levels, to maintain a connection with families, offering a full day's course load for my middle school student, remotely.

    Having sent two children through the school, I credit a great deal of who they are becoming as burgeoning adults, to the social climate of the school. The smaller class sizes have enabled my children to receive a hand's on education, with much individualized attention that I did not myself receive growing up in a large suburban environment.

    It's been an amazing journey, having the opportunity to work at the school my children attend and see firsthand what a small school in the middle of Iowa can accomplish!!!
    My son started the preschool program when he was 20 months old. Right away I saw the teachers working with him on social/emotional learning, such as helping him with throwing, pushing and biting. As a single mom it has been an incredible gift to have the support of the school in raising my son!