The purpose of the infant and junior curriculum at Maharishi Free School is to create the stable foundation for all future learning and educational success.
This curriculum is designed to enliven the children’s experience of inner happiness and self-confidence, enrich their imagination and provide varied opportunities for positive social interaction.
The teachers carefully select those learning materials and activities that refine and enliven the five senses in the context of a rich curriculum.
A special emphasis is on the establishment of the tender bond between the teachers and children which nourishes the young children in their first school experience. On this basis the child’s receptivity to learning is established.
The goal of the curriculum in the early years is to open the child’s awareness to the inner, more precious values of life. This is done by introducing the children to the patterns of orderliness around them by broadening their awareness of the world. With the growth of this awareness the children are more able to appreciate orderliness everywhere, both inside themselves and in the world around them.
While the children are growing in their abilities and understanding they are also able to appreciate their value as members of the school community and of the wider local community. This appreciation provides a secure and firm foundation for all future growth and learning.