Wildflower schools are 1-2 room, teacher-led, shopfront Montessori schools that support teachers, children and families as they follow life’s unfolding journey. Each microschool is embedded in its neighborhood, physically and spiritually, and draws people together from racially and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds to create inclusive learning environments committed to equity and mindfulness practices. The Wildflower Foundation nurtures the conditions for Wildflower schools to organically grow across the U.S. and eventually
around the world.
Wildflower started in 2014 as a single school affiliated with the MIT Media Lab and has since grown into a decentralized network of 30 schools in Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and New Jersey with many more under development in communities across the country.
The Wildflower Foundation operates differently from most non-profit organizations. We are guided by the transparency and self-management principles and practices outlined in Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organizations.