Welcome to the Knoxville Montessori School!

"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.

News & Resources

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 …

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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 bullying

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The Art of Balance

Written by Courtney Wansley

Walking through the Primary classes you may notice some of the children doing yoga poses, carefully walking on a thick rope, or riding a balance bike in the outdoor classroom. Children are invited to these lessons to help improve their balance, coordination, and awareness.

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Because of the combined grade classrooms, I learned how to get help from my classmates when I didn’t understand something, and later how to be an eager but patient teacher. KMS Alumna, 2009 (Elementary Graduate 2007)