“The School maintains the compliance with all international standards and bringing tradition, culture and scientific progress together aiming at the physical, mental and spiritual development of the children. It teaches holistic life principles and helps every student to become conscious of the fundamental genius of the nation to which they belong.”
Maharishi International Residential School (MIRS) is situated 50 km from Chennai at Chennai- Bangalore Highway in an area of 75 acres with excellent infrastructural facilities. The school is managed by Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence, a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, which is an Educational Organization dedicated to raising the level of education in the country. This educational organization has many schools in India, affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and to the respective State Educational Department.
Expanding the Impact on Budding Minds
Maharishi International Residential School was started with a vision to bring the world-class standards in education to young budding minds to enhance the capability of competing in the future at the global level. Maharishi Vidya Mandir, an educational group to which this school belongs, is known internationally for its quality education. The school has been providing outstanding education through committed, highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff. Its curriculum is regularly updated and its advanced teaching methods are enriched by technology and personalized attention. This School had a humble beginning with 84 students in the year 2007 up to Class VIII. The current strength of the school is 2988 students, out of which, 1511 students are staying in the hostel.
Advancing the Legacy of Maharshi
The school believes and follows in practising the philosophies propounded by Maharshi Mahesh Yogi especially the meditation technique taught by him -Transcendental Meditation (TM). He taught that the consciousness should be established in an expanded and unbounded state and then whatever knowledge is gained on that basis, will be true and complete. ‘Knowledge is structured in Consciousness’ means, consciousness constitutes knowledge. If we want complete knowledge, we should have a state of consciousness which is most comprehensive.’ said Maharshi Mahesh Yogi in his teachings.
Holistic Way of Schooling
The school’s purpose is to provide holistic education and to help the student community to understand and realize the objectives of education as specified by the educational experts. The vision and mission of the school rightly reflects this purpose of imparting holistic life principles. The school management has a vision of creating students, who can express full psycho-social potential, unfold their full creative potential, and enjoy healthy, happy and successful lives. It aims to impart and expose students to culture, heritage and the tradition of the land, to mould them to become the best citizens and transform them into great personalities from ordinary persons.
The school is known for its modern education with state of the art infrastructure catering to various needs of the students’ overall development. The infrastructural facilities available in the school are mainly academic, digital learning, accommodation, and sports related recreational facilities. Classrooms are air-conditioned, well-ventilated with the capacity of 40 students. School campus holds yoga center, well equipped laboratories for Science, Maths and English.
Digital Learning Environment
Students learn in the digital environment created through laboratories viz. Tab lab, IT lab, Audio-visual rooms, air-conditioned library with Kindle and an excellent collection of books and periodicals. The school organizes various academic and cultural events at modern seminar hall and Maharishi multi-purpose auditorium, with 12,000 Sq. ft. of space.
The school has one of the best facilities of fully furnished air-conditioned hostel blocks for boys and girls. It provides nutritious vegetarian food cooked in the modern kitchen and served in spacious dining halls.
A well-maintained swimming pool, clay & synthetic tennis courts of international standard are available. Horse riding and cycling along with personality development classes is a regular feature of the activity schedule. Excellent facilities are built for indoor and outdoor games.
Activities like karate, keyboard, painting, archery, veena, classical dance, silambam, robotics and western dance are within the framework of the curriculum.
Learning Methodologies Aided by Meditation
The learning methodologies are developed accordingly to structure the mind and the school is insisting on yoga, pranayama and Transcendental Meditation (TM). Students practise Pranayama and Transcendental Meditation thrice a day. Further, the school has developed its unique ‘Winning Methodology’ for making students think differently. This methodology helps in enhancing the creativity and sharpening their analytical skills. It is committed to its duty to advance knowledge, to develop and share the right strategies. The campus environment is global in orientation and driven by thoughts of peace and tranquility.
WORDS OF TRUST
“MIRS school stands out as unique from the rest bygiving one-step higher than just providing the usual curricular and co-curricular activities and by inculcating the foregone practice of Yoga and Transcendental Meditation. This helps us not only maintain physical but also mental fitness. Being away from the core city, the school has provided a calm, peaceful and most importantly pollution free environment. I personally prioritize health above all and found that this is the perfect school.”
– S.Nandhini, XII F
“I have been in MIRS for four years and it has become my second home. The hostel environment and integrated functioning of the school provide students with a yearlong cultural and morale-boosting experience which is offered only in very few places. There is a wide range of co-curricular activities to suit student interests. To take a break from the stress of daily routine, all the teachers and students are practising meditation on daily basis. I would like to thank the School for taking me into its family.”
– Meganathan, XII, I