Welcome to Snapdragon Montessori, a Wildflower School in Cambridge, MA.

Snapdragon is an authentic Montessori school for toddlers ages 15-33 months. We are part of the Wildflower Network of micro schools that promotes exploration, independence and healthy development for children.

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Location & Hours

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm

Location

Snapdragon Montessori School
1190 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Daily Routine

8:30-9:00 Children arrive
9:00-10:15 Work time / Play time
10:15 Snack
10:45 Go outside, usually to the Elm St. Park
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Nap
3:00 Wake & snack
3:30-4:00 Dismissal

Transportation

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

Lunch & Snacks

Parents are responsible for sending food for lunch and snack.

Our School's Calendar

Snapdragon runs September through June. Find our full calendar via the link below.

Snapdragon 2018-2019 Calendar

Teacher Leaders

Linda Pear
Founding Snapdragon Teacher Leader

Linda started Snapdragon Montessori School in 2016 with the help of the Wildflower Network and her husband Dan, who is also a teacher at Snapdragon. She holds a Masters of Education from Loyola University Maryland, an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma for children ages 0-3, and became a mom in 2017. Linda loves spending her days in the company of toddlers and supporting parents in the hard work of raising children.

Dan Takacs
Founding Snapdragon Teacher Leader

Dan is a teacher and theatre artist from Oberlin, OH. He holds an MFA in Theatre Education and an Arts Administration Certificate from Boston University. He enjoys writing, directing theatre, and learning about anything! Dan has taught all ages, from toddlers to adults, and is passionate about creating safe spaces for the people in his community. He lives in Newton with his wife, Linda, and his daughter, Greta, born on Christmas Eve.

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Non-discrimination Policy

Snapdragon 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, Snapdragon 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.

Wildflower Schools

Snapdragon Montessori School 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.