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!"
"Montessori makes learning fun!"
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.
We invite you to learn about KMS and Montessori education by browsing this website.
For more information, or to visit to KMS, click the button below, or contact KMS at 865-525-6042 or kms(at)knoxvillemontessori.org.
Why should you send your child to a Montessori school instead of a traditional preschool or Elementary school? There are really two answers: The Montessori Difference...
KMS provides an integrated curriculum for students from preschool through 5th grade. Our classes are designed to help children move naturally from one level to the next...
The best way to learn about Montessori education is to see it in action! We invite you to learn more about KMS and to visit our school. During your visit you can...
News & Resources
KMS Primary Classes Validated by the Montessori Alliance of Tennessee!
Written by Charlie Biggs
KMS’s Primary (preschool and Kindergarten) classes have been validated by the Montessori Alliance of Tennessee (MAT) – a statewide network of Montessori schools, teachers and families supporting high-quality Montessori education. Being validated means that an independent team of experienced Montessori educators have visited KMS, evaluated our Primary program, and confirmed that both of our Primary classes have Montessori-credentialed teachers and use a curriculum, materials and teaching strategies that are essential for a quality Montessori education. As a result, parents of KMS Primary students can be confident that their children are attending a school that implements all of the important elements Read More …Read More ›
Montessori for the Long-Term
Written by Elizabeth Coburn
At this point in the school year, re-enrollment month, many families take stock of how their children are progressing and decide whether to continue with a Montessori education here at KMS. Many times we find that the focus becomes, “Is my child learning ______?” (Fill in the blank with any specific skill.) What often gets forgotten or taken for granted is what your children are really learning. The promise of a Montessori education is that your child will become a self-confident, independent, cooperative, competent, happy person. These are lofty objectives and outcomes that are long-term goals. Your children are at Read More …Read More ›
A Healthy Sense of Self-Esteem
Written by Ellen Kellogg
It seems that the term “bullying” is everywhere these days. The nightly news is full of studies, campaigns, and tragedies all related to bullying. School staff and legislators are all trying to solve the problem of bullyingRead More ›