Welcome to Fox Flower Montessori. We provide a traditional Montessori education based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori for children in first through sixth grade (ages 6-12) in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.


Fox Flower is a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. 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.

Location & Hours

Location

Fox Flower Montessori is located in Asheville, NC. Details on our exact location coming soon!

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Before & After Care

Before Care: Monday-Friday, 7:30-8:00am

After Care: Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:30pm

Lunch & Snacks

Lunch – Pack a nut-free lunch.

Snack – We will provide a heathy snack each day.

Contact Us

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Our Calendar

We are a year round school!

First Day: August 7

Teacher Professional Development: November 8

Fall Break: November 25-29

Holiday Break: December 23-Jan 3

Winter Break: February 24-28

Teacher Professional Development: March 12-16

Spring Break: April 6-17

Last Day: June 30

Additional holidays our school observes throughout the year are Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, & Memorial Day.

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Teacher Leaders

Fox Flower Montessori is owned by Canaan and Cara Beth Brackins. Canaan and Cara Beth are both passionate and committed Montessori guides with eleven years of combined Montessori experience. They each hold their M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Lander University and are certified through the American Montessori Society for Elementary I-II (ages 6-12).  Originally from East Tennessee, Canaan and Cara Beth are both life long residents of Appalachia and have found their home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. They consider themselves beyond fortunate to be able to call themselves partners in everything from educators, school owners, life partners, and parents to their three year old daughter, Stella Fae.  Outside of education their interests include a love of nature and animals, community building, and continual efforts toward creating a more equitable and peaceful world. They are happy to welcome you to Fox Flower Montessori, what they consider to be a microcosm of a nurturing and peaceful community.

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Complete an Application

Please fill out our online application.

Meet our Teacher-Leaders

After filling out an application, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down one-one-one with us to learn more about Fox Flower Montessori. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Non-discrimination Policy

Fox Flower Montessori 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, Fox Flower Montessori 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.

Resources

Montessori: The Elementary Years

Montessori vs. Conventional Schools

Wildflower Schools

Fox Flower 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.