The most important lesson I learned at KMS is how to think: how to figure things out for myself instead of simply memorizing and reciting. KMS Alumna, 2009 (Elementary Graduate 2004)

Parent Involvement

As a nonprofit school, KMS depends on parent involvement and leadership in its work. Below are some of the many ways parents can be involved.

Parent Education

KMS offers parents a variety of opportunities to learn about their children’s work and the Montessori approach to education. These include:

  • Parent Orientation
  • “Montessori for Parents” Program
  • Classroom observations and lunch visits (starting in late October)
  • Your child’s “Walk around the Sun” birthday celebration
  • Fall and Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Annual Student Open House
  • Field Trips
  • End of School Program

Volunteer Opportunities

KMS offers parents a variety of ways to support the school by helping with special events and activities. These include:

  • Caring for our gardens.
  • Helping spruce up the playground and gardens on Volunteer Family Workdays.
  • Helping with Greek Fest Parking.
  • For Elementary Parents – serve as drivers and/or chaperones for class field trips.

Board of Trustees

KMS is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of parents, community representatives, and members of our staff. For more information, visit our Board of Trustees page.

KMS Committee’s

Parents are invited to join one of our school committees that work to improve facilities, organize events, discover ways to get the word out about KMS, and help identify large donors. These committee’s include:

  • Building & Grounds
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Marketing
  • Major Donor

If you would like to be an active participant in supporting your child’s education, we invite you to join us!

Just want to take a minute to tell you how pleased we are here. We think this is an amazing school that continues to do more wonderful things. We are so happy to call Knoxville Montessori School our home! KMS Parent, 2015