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Visitacion Valley Middle School

Grades 6-8 | San Francisco, CA

Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.
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The Teachers' Rating Scale of Social Competence is incorrectly attributed to Schonert-Reichl & Miller 2005; it should be attributed to Schonert-Reichl & Lawlor 2010.

Infographic: Maili Holiman

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AnnalisaM's picture
Parent of 3

A pioneer in Consciousness-Based education, Maharishi School in Fairfield, IA, has implemented meditation for students in grades K-12 since the 70's. Despite an open-enrollment policy and demographics that would predict otherwise, the students consistently score in the top percentile on standardized tests and win awards for creativity,innovation,and excellence in athletics and academics. We moved here from Massachusetts 7 years ago so that our children could be at this unique school, practicing Transcendental Meditation with their peers. It makes a huge difference in the quality of life for the students and community and we feel so blessed to be able to have our children at the school.

Lawson English's picture

You appear to have averaged the effects of several different kinds of meditation on students. As more research is published on the effects of various kinds of meditation on students, I expect differences in effect to start to show up and this chart of average effects will become less and less accurate as time goes on.

Alexandra Phelps's picture
Alexandra Phelps
Substitute Teacher for Elementary Schools

Does anyone know which school in Maryland implements meditation? Name and contact info would be nice.

Angela Baccala's picture
Angela Baccala
Pre & Lower School Librarian for The Key School

Hi Alexandra,
Samer got in touch with me and let me know that you wanted my contact info. Feel free to email me at abaccala(at)

Or, you can look at my blog for more info:


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