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

Teacher Leaders Eileen Fell and Jake Cohen at Clover ribbon-cutting in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of PhiladelphiaBlog
May 9, 2022

Wildflowers Grow in Philadelphia

Wildflower is launching schools in and around Philadelphia! Known for its diverse neighborhoods and history, Philadelphia is a city filled with possibilities. As a racially and economically diverse city, Philadelphia…
Teacher Leaders Britni Haynie and Kanan PatelBlog
May 6, 2022

Teacher Leader Stories: Britni Haynie & Kanan Patel

Wildflower Teacher Leaders Britni Haynie and Kanan Patel share a passion for reflecting Wildflower's foundational commitments to practice anti-bias anti-racism and unity in their schools and their work with emerging…
Congratulations to Riverseed School ApprovalBlog
April 23, 2022

DC Wildflower Public Charter School Secures Full Approval!

On April 18, the DC Public Charter School Board voted unanimously to fully approve the 15-year charter agreement of the DC Wildflower Public Charter School (DCWPCS). This full charter approval…

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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Explore

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.