Our Beliefs

The Wildflower Principles

Montessori

providing a peaceful, mixed-age, child-directed environment

Teacher-Led

committed to remaining small, non-hierarchical and responsive to the needs of children

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a neighborhood-nested school committed to working in partnership with the surrounding community to create an environment that is healthier for children

Innovation

committed to exploring new ideas and the ongoing, scientific study and improvement of our practice

Home

blurring the boundaries of home and school

Equity

working to create diverse, inclusive learning environments that work for justice as the foundation of peace

Beauty

cultivating a deep beauty in all things – in the design, culture and artistic expression within our school environments; in our interactions with one another; and in our relationship with ourselves

Nature

emphasizing the nonseparation between nature and human nature

Network

advancing an ecosystem of independent wildflower schools that mutually support one another, and sharing our approaches openly for the benefit of all children

© 2021 by Dahlia Montessori, A Wildflower School

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