Welcome to Lotus Montessori Academy, a Wildflower School in Quincy, MA. We provide an affordable, trilingual and authentic Montessori education for children ages 2.9-9.

We strive to create an ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically classroom community that represents the demographics of Quincy and its surrounding towns. Our mission is to bring Montessori to families that would not otherwise have the ability to afford it. Along with quality Montessori curriculum, we will offer music, art, and yoga.

Lotus Montessori Academy 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.

Please contact us to receive more information about our school.

Location & Hours

Hours

8:30-3:00 Primary Classes
8:15-3:00 Elementary Classes

Lotus Montessori Academy offers a full-day program for the children of working parents. Your child may arrive at school anytime between 7:00 a.m. and the start of school. Child care is available after class until we close at 6:00 pm.
Lotus Montessori Academy is a year round program. Our child care program remains open on all weekdays except legal holidays. Please check the school calendar for details and specific dates

Before & After Care

Monday – Friday,  7:00am -8:30am
Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Lotus Montessori Academy has a drop-in rate of $15 an hour.

Lotus Montessori Academy Aftercare Students  have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of classes such as Spanish, gymnastics, sewing, robotics, karate, piano, art, yoga and more.  Classes are taught by Lotus Montessori Academy faculty and instructors from educational vendors. Terms last between 15-18 weeks.  The programs are open to all of our students as well as students from the surrounding community.

Transportation

Routine transportation services are not provided by Lotus Montessori Academy to and from school; however, the school does utilize a full size school bus and an additional mini-bus for off campus excursions. Parents must submit a Transportation/Field Trip Authorization Form for all off campus activities to include: field trips, sports, and clubs.

Lunch & Snacks

In each classroom, parents provide items for morning snacks on a rotating basis. A calendar indicating the days you are responsible for snacks will be sent home monthly and also be included in the bi-weekly newsletter. When the snack items are not designated by the Lead Guide, please be sure that snack items are nutritional and, when possible, involve your child in preparing the snack to be shared with classmates. If your child remains for after school childcare, the school provides the after school snacks. These snacks include fresh or canned fruit, crackers and cheese, tortilla chips and salsa, vegetables and dip, yogurt, and other similar items.
At Lotus Montessori Academy, parents are responsible for their child’s lunches. All children staying for lunch need to bring a lunch each day.

Daily Routine

7:00am –8:30 am: Childcare and arrival. Children engaged in wide variety of activities that include individual play, small group activities, classroom preparation, care and feeding of plants and animals.

8:30 am- 11:15am: Independent work choice time. The children are engaged in a wide variety of activities working individually, in small groups, or the whole group together. The teacher meets with individual or small groups of children throughout the morning. Children also participate in music, language, and snack.

11:15 am: The children put away materials, clean up, and prepare to go outside.

11:30 am: Outdoor play

12:00pm: Primary children are dismissed to their parents from the playground. Extended day children and younger children who remain all day return indoors and prepare for lunch.

12:15 pm: Children begin lunch

12:45 pm: Children begin lunch clean up

1:00 pm: Younger children nap, or engage in quiet Montessori activities in the childcare room. Extended Day children who no longer nap engage in the afternoon work period.

2:45 pm: Extended Day children put away materials and clean up. Napping children wake up from nap.

3:00 pm: Outdoor play and dismissal

4:20 pm: Children in after school childcare program return indoors

4:20pm -6:00pm: Snack, story time creative dramatics and individual work choice

6:00pm: Closing Time

Our Teacher Leaders

Connie Pabon-Green
Founding Lotus Montessori Academy Teacher Leader

Ms. Connie has 20+ years of teaching in Massachusetts. She is the mother or four adult children and the grandmother of eight. She has a degree from Simmons College and two Montessori Certifications. Ms. Connie is overjoyed to be able to bring affordable Montessori to the Quincy community.

Enroll Now

Attend an Information Session

The application process begins by attending an Information Session where you will learn more about Lotus Montessori Academy and the Wildflower Network.

Complete an Application

Please fill out our online application

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

Lotus Montessori Academy 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, Lotus Montessori Academy 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.

News & Events

PRIMARY

Tuesday, September 3rd. 9 a.m. Parent Orientation

ELEMENTARY

Tuesday, September 3  2:30 Parent Orientation

Resources

Resources

https://www.theedadvocate.org/5-reasons-early-bilingual-education-is-important/

The Montessori Comeback

Why Wildflower?

Learn more about the Wildflower network from its founder, Sep Kamvar.

Wildflower Schools

Lotus Montessori Academy 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.