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Wildflower Schools

Authentic Montessori For Our Changing World

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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.

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.

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

December 5, 2023

Celebrating Wildflower Seedlings 2022-23

Every year, a new group of Wildflower schools peeks through the soil for the first time. Each new school is the culmination of a lifetime of learning and dreaming for…
October 9, 2023

Metamorphosis at Mariposa

How do we bring Montessori’s holistic, child-centered approach to the communities that need it most in Puerto Rico? How do we provide students who have experienced significant trauma a nurturing,…
October 3, 2023

Wildflower selected as a quarterfinalist for $1 million Yass Prize

Wildflower was recently selected as a quarterfinalist for the Yass Prize, a $1 million award given each year to a promising educational innovation. The quarterfinalist selection comes with a $100,000…

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


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