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!"

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Primary Teacher Job Announcement

KMS is open for the 2020-2021 school year

We are actively working together every day to keep our children and staff safe while at school.
Please read our KMS Operating Plan Under COVID-19 Handbook for more information.
A special shout out to Austin Montessori School for their outstanding work on the original document as well as making it available to other schools. We are repeatedly impressed with and grateful for the Global Montessori Community for joining together during these unprecedented times, lifting each other up with support, and assuring the continuation of the Montessori Education we all love.

CLICK HERE to fill out our inquiry form and to receive more information!

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 6th 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.

The Knoxville Montessori School is accredited by The International Montessori Council and the Primary Program is validated by the Montessori Alliance of Tennessee.

News & Resources

Standing Together

Written by kms

Read more at Standing Together…Our Role in Ending Systematic and Internal Racism

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Valerie’s Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Written by Valerie Kuentz

If you’re considering what to give your children, family or friends’ children for the holidays, or if you just need a list of loving suggestions for family and friends, I’ve compiled a list of great gifts that encourage healthy development for our children

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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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What an incredible experience. The classroom is such a warm and enriching environment for these amazing kids (and their amazing teachers. . .). I enjoyed watching (my daughter) and her peers doing activities alone and with other children. My visit was a 100% positive and amazing experience! KMS Parent, 2012