Welcome to the Knoxville Montessori School!

The Knoxville Montessori School prepares children for the world. Our goal is to help your child become an independent, responsible adult with a life-long love of learning.

"Montessori makes learning fun!"

KMS Parent


We are currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 School Year! If you would like to apply to our program, call us at 865.525.6042, or fill out an inquiry form here.

The Knoxville Montessori School is a nonprofit private school that provides high-quality Montessori education in a supportive, nurturing environment to students from Preschool through 5th Grade.

For most children, Montessori is the most natural and enjoyable way to learn – and since its founding in 1966, KMS has been widely recognized as one of Knoxville’s best Montessori schools.

For more information, contact KMS at 865-525-6042 or kms(at)knoxvillemontessori.org.

KMS’s Primary Classes have been validated by the Montessori Alliance of Tennessee! For more info, click here. For more information about the Montessori Alliance of Tennessee and MAT’s Validation Project, click here.

News & Resources

Tips for Better School Day Mornings

Written by Annie Brown

New adventures await for everyone starting school this week!  However, school day mornings can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents. Visit Knoxville Moms Blog to see our tips for creating and maintaining peaceful and successful school day mornings.      

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KMS Elementary Students Win 1st Place at Chalk Walk, Donate to Project Being There

Written by Elizabeth Coburn

KMS students won 1st place in the Elementary Collaborative Division at the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk in April. The team voted to donate their prize of $100 to a nonprofit organization, Project Being There.

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How to Get the Best Out of Your Montessori Classroom

Written by Valerie Kuentz

One question parents often ask is, “When can we expect our children to know their letters and/or gain general academic skills.”  Of course, it all depends on each child and where they are emotionally and intellectually, but it also depends on how much you are willing to let them grow and allow them to be prepared for the classroom.

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KMS truly cares about the individual student. . . . They encourage the children to develop their own skills. KMS Parent, 2010