Maelys de Rudder


Maelys de Rudder is the Founder of Bloom, a Montessori Preschool, Primary School, and International High School for children and youth ages 3 to 19, located in Sarajevo.


After graduating from the UCL Law Faculty in Belgium, and an internship at the European Parliament, Maëlys worked a stint in Human Resources. During that time, Maëlys became convinced that most people were not where they could express their full potential and thrive. Having experienced a few very different educational systems as a child, she was also convinced that in order to contribute to changing this, she had to go back to where it all begins: education. At the same time, she became a mother (she now has five children with Oscar-winning director, Danis Tanović) and desperately wanted her children to have the opportunity to enjoy their learning experience and to discover their inner potential.


She decided to open her own school, Bloom, and has gradually placed herself at the forefront of education by developing a holistic educational approach inspired by the most recent and progressive educational theories and practices.