Roxbury Roots Montessori, Inc. is the vision of its founder, Renee Jolley, who wished to address a need by bring the magic of Montessori education to a community that looked like her. Having taught in the Montessori classroom for years, she desired to have a local program that would benefit children who derived from Afrocentric backgrounds and families from all backgrounds who wished to expose their children to multiculturalism within the classroom. The program began as a parent-child initiative, educating parents on how to complement their little learner’s education at home. It grew into a small, home-based program offering care to six families, and now seeks to serve more children by becoming a center-based program.
“A tree with solids roots will flower many fruits…”
Roxbury Roots Montessori, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other schools administered programs.
Roxbury Roots Montessori, Inc. is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network serving children aged 2.9 through 6-years-old. Our school is unique in that we offer an Afrocentric curriculum based within the Montessori pedagogy. Our vision is to bring high-quality, affordable, Montessori education to the Greater Boston area. As a community-based program, we aim to work closely with parents, Roxbury community members, and the Wildflower network to expose children to languages and positive images of peoples from the Black diaspora, thus instilling a sense of pride and empowerment in our students.