We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and caring environment for our children, their families, and our community.
The Minnesota Wildflower Montessori School (MWMS) is a member of the Wildflower Network of Schools, an innovative, open-source approach to Montessori learning. As part of this network, MWMS is developing an ecosystem of Montessori micro-schools that support a diverse mix of children, teachers, and parents on the unfolding journey toward fulfilling their potential. Our aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment that is accessible to all families, that prioritizes and emphasizes deep parent engagement, and blurs the boundaries between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.
We are pioneering a micro school model, in which shopfront, single-classroom school sites will serve 20-30 students and their families. Nestled within neighborhoods, MWMS school sites will have a deep connection to the needs of families in the local area, and will explore opportunities to partner with local businesses and community members to better serve students and families.
As a public charter school, MWMS reaches a much broader cross-section of our communities, providing one-of-a-kind learning opportunities that will support a diverse mix of children and families as they learn and grow.
How We Envision Montessori at Our Schools
- We believe that children are intrinsically good.
- We believe that the natural state of children is positive and that children will do the right thing if given the opportunity.
- We believe children are intrinsically peaceful and thrive in gentle environments that allow children of differing ages to interact with less conflict and more joy.
- We believe children are intrinsically motivated to learn and that this motivation blossoms in conducive learning environments.