Maharishi Schools

Maharishi Institute, South Africa

This new secondary school opened its doors in January 2008. In October 2010, it won the Best Seedling award of The Education Project 2010 conference. The Education Project was set up by HRH Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Economic Development Board, to look at solutions for the gap in quality of the global education system.

Maharishi School, Fairfield, Iowa

Ashley Deans, Ph.D., Director of Maharishi School (K-12), Fairfield, Iowa

“Imagine you are visiting a school where there are no locks on the lockers, and a five-dollar bill is pinned on a bulletin board with a note requesting that the owner claim it.

“You step into a ninth-grade classroom to be greeted by a sea of shining faces. The students are wide awake—eager to learn. You ask a question and every hand shoots up. The students giggle with anticipation.

“A teacher tells you she has more energy after a day's teaching than before. A parent confides that her children complain on Fridays that there is no school on the weekend.

Maharishi School, West Lancashire, England


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Maharishi School pupils have gained gained many top place medals in the UK Mathematics Challenge (out of over 200 000 entries), come first in the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry at Manchester University and won many national poetry prizes.

Many Maharishi School pupils have won national poetry prizes and gained membership of the National Association of Gifted and Talented Youth.

Since Maharishi School started entering pupils for GCSE examinations in 1990, the following cumulative figures are particularly noteworthy. The percentage of GCSE passes at grades A or A* at Maharishi School since 1990 is 39.1%, while nationally the figure is 14% over the same period (for all those years when national figures are available.)

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