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"Wildflower was a life-changing experience for our family. The values, community, and kindness that the school imparts was exactly what we were hoping for. The school has lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Our daughter (and now son) have thrived at Wildflower. The teachers are absolutely wonderful. The parent network is caring and supportive. We feel so lucky to have found this school."

--Wildflower Parent

"Our oldest daughter just completed her 3rd year at Wildflower. I cannot say enough good things about this school. Maria Montessori's philosophy is grounded in a respect and appreciation for children's innate desire to learn and actively participate in the work of their home and community."

--Wildflower Parent


"Wildflower is a place that cherishes each individual child and the community as a whole. Our school is a place where children come to joyfully learn in community. We serve children by fostering a love of learning. We honor teachers by supporting and uplifting them to be the fullest expression of themselves in the classroom."

--Wildflower Teacher

"Our school is a place where we plant the seeds of peace in our community. We serve children by empowering their natural curiosity in the world around them. We honor teachers by nurturing their passion for Montessori education and community building."

--Wildflower Teacher


As a teacher-led school, co-heads of school Mary Rockett and Erin McKay serve on the board of directors in addition to the following community members. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on the Wildflower board or would like to attend a meeting. 

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Ale is a native Spanish speaker from Mexico. Her passion for social justice and accessibility to high-quality early education for all children led her to pursue her AMI Primary Montessori training in New England and received her AMI diploma in the summer of 2019. Ale was a Violeta Montessori School Co-Head of School until 2022. In 2018, Ale founded Girasoles  Montessori Parent-Child Program, which supports families from low-income backgrounds by offering free Montessori weekend classes in Violeta.

Ale Alcaraz

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Jason was born in the United States, grew up in Jamaica and returned to the US to attend university. After spending several more years abroad he has been a member of the Cambridge community since 2005 and is now a professor at MIT. He has two children, one of whom is currently at Wildflower and the other is a recent graduate and is now at Wildflower's sister elementary school, Allium Montessori.

Jason Jackson

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Rebecca Ravenel has a long history in the Cambridge community. She spent her younger years there until age 18, and after 13 years in New York City moved back to start a family. Her association with Wildflower dates back to its first full of year existence in 2014. She founded her jewelry business Becca Straus jewelry in 2004. She has 3 children, all of whom have graduated from Wildflower. 

Rebecca Ravenel

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