An authentic Montessori school in Cambridge Massachusetts
Serving preschool through elementary age children
"The child who has felt a strong love for their surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction." -Maria Montessori
Wild Rose 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.
An Authentic Montessori School
The Montessori Method emerges from the belief that children are naturally good, peaceful and curious and that in the context of a supportive environment, all children engage instinctively in the work of self-construction. With appropriate freedoms and the right support, children follow their interests to create rich learning experiences, form peaceful communities, and support and learn from one another. We are dedicated to the preparation of environments and ourselves to support the development of children.
A Community of Learners
Wild Rose values connectedness among all people, all of nature and all facets of ourselves, as the pathway to peace. We center marginalized people and perspectives, and we work to transform ourselves, decolonize our environments, and dismantle systems of oppression, so that we may honor the common humanity of all people and embrace the beauty and power in our differences.
A Place for All
Wild Rose Montessori 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 other school-administered programs.
An Intentionally Small School
As an intentionally-small, community embedded learning environment, our school allows us to serve every child and family in deep and meaningful partnership with their teacher leaders.
The Wildflower Schools Nine Principles describe critical ways that our schools bring our purpose, values and norms to life. They are not the only way a community could seek to pursue our purpose and live into these values and norms, but they articulate the choices we’ve made about what to collectively uphold and by extension the aspirations that define what it means to be a Wildflower school.
An Authentic Montessori Environment
A Laboratory for Innovation
An Attention to Beauty
A Teacher-Led School
A Seamless Learning Community
A Focus on Nature
A Shopfront Setting
A Commitment to Equity
A Decentralized Network