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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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.

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

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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The Characteristics of the Child in the Second Plane of Development

Written by Elizabeth Coburn

After the age of six, children enter what Dr. Maria Montessori called “the second plane of development.”  This stage is marked by many changes in the children, both physically and psychologically.  What are the specific changes that these children undergo, and how does the Montessori Method change to accommodate these “new” children?

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[My son] has transitioned well to Sequoyah Elementary. Please tell Ms. Kuentz that all three of his report cards this year have mentioned that he is "very engaged" and "loves to learn"-- I give her credit for this!! KMS Parent, 2017