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Wildflower Schools

Authentic Montessori For Our Changing World

Who We Are

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

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Our Principles

Blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

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Our Schools

A growing number of shopfront Montessori schools have been started using the Wildflower approach. View our network of schools and let us know if you would like to start a Wildflower School in your community.

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Our Blog

Children at Work at Marigold MontessoriBlog
September 19, 2022

Using the Employer-Provided Child Care Credit to Finance Community Childcare Programs

Congress could create tens of thousands of new childcare programs by improving the bipartisan-supported Employer-Provided Child Care Credit (EPCCC).
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July 19, 2022

June TL Stories: Jill and Eric

Educators from around the country continue to come together to share big dreams of creating tiny schools with their communities. During the June gathering for Teacher Leader Stories, educators Jill…
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June 15, 2022

Montessori for Our Collective Liberation

Wildflower Schools - Minnesota hosted a virtual town hall with a panel of Black and Indigenous education leaders and institution-builders from around the United States. The panelists shared the life…

Our Story

Wildflower Montessori began as the labor of love of our founder, Sep Kamvar. Unable to find a school which combined Montessori education, an inclusive family environment, and a small, responsive school size, Sep was inspired to create his own with veteran Montessorians Mary Rockett and Katelyn Shore. In 2016 Sep worked with Matt Kramer to establish the Wildflower Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization that builds platforms to support the growth and development of Wildflower Schools.

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Wildflower Seed Fund

Elevating the leadership of BIPOC educators in Montessori and the broader education ecosystem

In the News

“Wildflower schools bloom amid discontent with education”
-Boston Globe

Report

Learn more about Wildflower’s Roots in Research

Results

Read about Wildflower’s growth and investment in supporting Teacher Leaders as they create Wildflower schools across the country.