Hundreds of published studies have reported that the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique produces a wide range of benefits when applied in schools, leading to unprecedented educational outcomes—academically, artistically, in creative problem solving, in sports, and in the development of good citizenship.
For example, a study published in the journal Intelligence* found that students at a high school in Taiwan who had learned the Transcendental Meditation technique six months earlier had, compared with controls, increased significantly in creativity, fluid intelligence, and practical intelligence, and had decreased in levels of anxiety. At Maharishi School in Iowa, Upper School grades consistently score in the top 1% on standardized tests both nationally and in Iowa, and the school has won over a hundred state, national, and international championships in the past decade.
Similar successes have been reported at hundreds of schools, colleges, and universities around the world, with students representing a broad spectrum of economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. These include institutions as diverse as inner city middle schools in Detroit and Washington, D.C., a university in Beijing, and a vocational college in South Africa. For more information, read my book:
A Record of Excellence. The Remarkable Success of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment.
*So, K.T. and Orme-Johnson, D.W. Three randomized experiments on the longitudinal effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on cognition. Intelligence 29: 419-440, 2001.