We are Flame Lily Montessori, a Wildflower School in Aurora, Colorado!

We provide an inclusive and authentic Montessori environment that protects the potential of all of the children of Aurora, Colorado, by addressing their differing and specific needs and providing a safe space where individualism is embraced and encouraged. Flame Lily puts community and equity forefront, in hopes to create a working system that deeply supports and nurtures every child and their family, both at home and school.

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School Details

Full Day

Monday – Friday, 8.15am-3:30pm

Extended Day Program Options

Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Flame Lily Montessori runs on a 3-tier tuition system.

Tuition $1,375
Scholarship Tuition Up to 25% off tuition, based on family income
Subsidy Tuition Participant based

We believe that every child deserves a quality Montessori classroom and we will work with families to make the school accessible and affordable. We offer financial assistance that ranges depending on family income.

Primary (2.5-6 year old children) 

8:15-8:30 Arrival
8:30-10:30 Work Period/Morning Snack
11:00-11:45 Outdoor Time
12:00-12:45 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Rest/Second Work Period
3:00-3:30 Dismissal
3:30-5:30 Aftercare

Flame Lily Montessori follows the Aurora Public Schools calendar.

For a link to our calendar click here.

We provide a healthy morning and afternoon snack, as well as a nutritious lunch.

More information coming soon…

Our Teacher Leaders

Ana Celedon

Founding Flame Lily Teacher Leader

I began my Montessori journey with toddlers and was a Toddler Lead Guide for over 5 years. I have been in the Primary classroom since 2019 and loved every minute of it. While in the classroom I hope to make every child feel loved, honored, and encouraged to learn freely.

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida and I was fortunate to live and study in Matagalpa, Nicaragua for some time. I spontaneously moved to Colorado in 2015 with my dog, Sitka and it’s been the best decision ever made. I enjoy camping, live music, going to sports events, and spending time with my loved ones.

Caroline Alsmeyer

Founding Flame Lily Teacher Leader

I have been a Primary Lead Guide for ten years and also have my Early Childhood Education Director’s Certification. As a Lead Guide, I strive to; instill an early love of learning by honoring, following, and expanding on each child’s personal interests and help to guide them on their individual paths of development.

I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area before I began my adventures across the country. I received my undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida and then moved out to CO to begin my Montessori journey. My interests outside of teaching include: music, the outdoors, yoga, traveling, and spending time with family and friends!

Tatenda Blessing Muchiriri

Founding Flame Lily Member

Tatenda Muchiriri was born in Zimbabwe and discovered his love of Montessori when he moved to China where he had the opportunity to work with children for seven years before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2015.

Tatenda is passionate about Montessori philosophy and received his American Montessori Society Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood credential through the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. He was privileged to be part of the AMS Emerging Leaders Fellowship 2nd cohort 2018. He is also a Moonshot EdVenture 2020 fellow and currently a full-time board member of Colorado Montessori Association.

Tatenda is a co-founder of Flame Lily Wildflower School, an Early Childhood School serving 3–6-year-old in Aurora and Denver. Flame Lily Wildflower Schools is a Montessori school that uses culturally relevant pedagogy and an anti-bias, anti-racist curriculum.

When he is not working with young children, he is usually reading a good book or trying a new recipe. He loves traveling to different places and learning about people’s cultures and food.

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Meet our Teacher Leaders

After filling out an application, you will have an opportunity to sit down one-one-one with our Teacher-Leaders to learn more about our school. We look forward to getting to know you!

Non-discrimination Policy

Flame Lily Montessori School is a nonprofit organization and does not discriminate by race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. Furthermore, Flame Lily Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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1666 Elmira St. Aurora, CO. 80010

News & Events

Information Sessions

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Open Houses

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Parent/Family Nights

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Flame Lily Montessori is a 501(c)3 nonprofit school so all donations are tax deductible.

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Wildflower Schools

Flame Lily Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network

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

About Wildflower Schools

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

Our aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home and school, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.Our schools are small and teacher-led, with deep parent engagement. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Our network is supported by a foundation that works to build capacity, systems, tools and research to grow and strengthen the network.

Learn more about our story.

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.

Read about them here.

Our Network

After the first Wildflower school was created in January of 2014, there was intense interest in the school and the approach. This interest led us to open-source the model and help other family groups and teacher-leaders to create new Wildflower schools. Each teacher-leader at each Wildflower school serves on the board of at least one other Wildflower school, creating a community of schools that are linked by both a shared philosophy and a network of shared relationships.

View our network.