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We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.

                                             - Maria Montessori

Wildflower is a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower are these 9 principles that define the approach.

An Authentic Montessori Environment: Providing a Peaceful, Mixed-Age, Child-Directed Environment

A Teacher-Led School: 

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

An Authentic Montessori Environment: Providing a Peaceful, Mixed-Age, Child-Directed Environment

A Laboratory for Innovation: committed to exploring new ideas and the ongoing, scientific study and improvement of our practice

A Seamless Learning Community:
blurring the boundaries of home and school

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

An Attention to 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

A Focus on Nature:
emphasizing the nonseparation between nature and human nature

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

Non-discrimination policy:


Capucine Montessori school does not exclude, deny admission to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, family style, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or toileting issues for participation in, or receipt of the services under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Capucine Montessori School directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Capucine Montessori School arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

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