What I noticed when my daughter started middle school was how much more organized she was than most of her friends. She didn’t seem to have any trouble getting her homework and other assignments done on time. The KMS Elementary teachers did a great job preparing her! KMS Alumni Parent, 2015

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
  • Taking recycling to the drop-off center.
  • Helping spruce up the playground and gardens on Volunteer Family Workdays.
  • Helping with Greekfest Parking.

Primary Class Parents

Each of our primary classes needs two class parents who can help support the teachers during the school year. Activities include preparing materials, helping with special events, and more.

Elementary Field Trip Drivers/Chaperones

Elementary parents often 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.

Building and Grounds Committee

The Building and Grounds Committee develops plans for improvements to our facilities. Membership is open to all interested parents.

Fundraising & Events Committee

The Fundraising & Events Committee coordinates special events and helps with fundraising for the school. Membership is open to all interested parents.

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee helps plan and coordinate efforts to publicize our work and support our recruitment and fundraising activities.

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

KMS truly cares about the individual student. . . . They encourage the children to develop their own skills. KMS Parent, 2010