Welcome to Miramelinda Montessori, a dual-language, Spanish & English Toddler immersion school in Cambridge, MA.

Miramelinda Montessori School is a dual-language immersion Toddler program (Spanish/English). We are part of the Wildflower Network of micro schools that promotes exploration, independence and healthy development for Toddlers age 15-33 months.

Our name comes from the miramelinda, a flower that grows all over Puerto Rico, the home of our founding Head of School, Lymichelle Rivera-Negron.  

Please contact us to receive more information about our school.

Our Location & Hours

Location

Miramelinda Montessori
1064 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact Us

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm.
We do not offer a half-day or part-time enrollment.

After Care

Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Transportation

Children are dropped off and picked up by parents and caregivers.

Lunch & Snacks

Parents should send their children with an individual lunch each day.

Daily Routine

8:30-9:00 am Arrive
9:00-10 am Work Period
10:00-10:30 am Group Snack
10:30-10:45 am circle/gathering time
10:45-11:00 am preparation to go outside to a park
11:00-11:45 am Outdoor Time
11:45 am-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-1:15 pm settle for nap
1:15-2:30 pm Naptime
2:30 pm wake up, toilet learning process
2:45 pm Snack
3:00-3:20 pm prep to go home
3:20-3:30 pm Pick up
3:30-5:30 pm Extended Day Program (Play, Art, Movement, Music-based)

Our School's Calendar

Our school year goes from September 4, 2018 until August 16, 2019.

Winter break is December 17, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Mid-Winter Break is February 18 – 22, 2019
Spring Break is April 15 – 19
Summer Break is June 24 – July 5

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

Find our full calendar with school related dates and additional information via the link below.

Miramelinda 2018-2019 Full Calendar

Our Teachers

Lymichelle Rivera-Negron
Founding Miramelinda Montessori Teacher Leader

Founder and lead teacher Lymichelle Rivera-Negron is an AMS-certified Montessori 0-3 teacher through Instituto Nueva Escuela in Puerto Rico. She had been a Licensed School Psychologist in Puerto Rico since 2009. She got in love with the Montessori Method from her second year of undergraduate studies in the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, but it was her journey as a mother of 2 boys that motivates her to become a Montessori Guide.

Lymichelle is a Native Spanish Speaker and will lead the classroom with Spanish language immersion. She comes from a very diverse family and is product of a teenage single mother who raised her in a beautiful countryside with her grandmother and aunts. She has worked with children from the infant level to teenagers and is a truly advocate of social justice.

Lymichelle loves art, music, dancing and sports. She is going to live with her husband and two sons in Cambridge for her first time this summer 2018.  She grew up in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and is very excited about this wonderful journey in 1064 Cambridge Street. She enjoys being at the beaches in Puerto Rico but is willing to change the sand for the snow.

Enroll Now

Attend an information session

The application process begins with attending an Information Session where you will learn about Miramelinda Montessori and the Wildflower Network.

Meet the Teacher Leader

Please contact us to set up an appointment with our teacher leader.

Complete an Application Online

Fill out our online application.

Non-discrimination Policy

Miramelinda 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, Miramelinda Montessori 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.

News & Events

Next Info Session:

March 7, 2019

6:00-7:00 pm

Please, email us at lymichelle@miramelinda.org to reserve your place.

 

 

Resources

Why Montessori Immersion?

“Montessori toddler programs, preschool and elementary school are the perfect environments for learning a second language because they naturally provides many of the key elements for optimal language learning”

Read American International Montessori’s article about immersion here.

Building Intercultural Competency in the Language Immersion Montessori Classroom

An article written by Kateri Carver-Akers, PhD for the National Network for Early Language Learning.

Download Article

Wildflower Schools

Miramelinda 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.