Wildflower schools are one-two room, shopfront, teacher-led Montessori schools, committed to equity and mindfulness practices and grounded in a deep belief in the awe-inspiring potential of human beings - both children and adults. The Wildflower Foundation nurtures the conditions for Wildflower schools to organically grow across the U.S. and eventually around the world.
Wildflower started in 2013 as a single school affiliated with the MIT Media Lab and has since grown into a decentralized, non-hierarchical network of 15 schools in Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Kentucky, with many more under development in communities across the country and around the world.
The Wildflower Foundation operates a bit differently from a typical non-profit organization. We are guided by the transparency and self-management principles and practices outlined in Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organizations.