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Wildflower Schools

Small. Teacher-led. Community-embedded.

Authentic Montessori schools for Growth and Connection.
Over 60 Wildflower schools in the US and Puerto Rico and counting.


A Community United by Shared Beliefs 

We believe that children are fundamentally peaceful, curious, and good, and our schools are designed for children to thrive. We believe the same things about teachers, and our schools reflect our understanding that schools can work for children and families only if they work for educators. We work together in ways that reflect our deep trust in each other and our understanding that everything and everyone, everywhere, is connected.


An Ecosystem Supported by
The Wildflower Foundation

The Wildflower Network is supported by The Wildflower Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to helping Wildflower schools flourish and to supporting Wildflower children, families, and educators.

The Work of
The Wildflower Foundation

Access to Capital

Startup grants, low-interest loans, and financial troubleshooting for Teacher Leaders

Building Capacity

Tools, coaching, and ongoing administrative support including supporting access to public funding

Creating Community

Network of peer support and peer accountability

Our Reach

Wildflower schools operate in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

17 States + Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico

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Wildflower Teacher Leaders in Their Own Words

“I saw a need for Montessori not only to embrace everyone, but also to be executed in an authentic fashion. I saw a need for authentic Montessori for brown children.”

Beverlee Mendoza 

Ixora Montessori

Photo of Beverlee Mendoza

Upcoming Events

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From the Wildflower Parent Community

"My son has a quality education and has teachers and classmates that look like him, and come from similar and different backgrounds. It's precisely the exposure I want my son to have."

"The teachers express immeasurable compassion. They treat the children with equity: fairly and with consideration for each child's individual capacity in a given moment. We see growth in our child every day."

"The teachers here have become like extra family—like aunts to my boys. they come home and tell me stories about how they worked through this or talked through that and what they learned about life."

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