Your child will be treated as themselves and not made to fit in a box. KMS Parent, 2010


How You Can Help

KMS raises 100% of its operating budget through tuition and fees. But we depend on the generosity of our families, alumni, and community supporters to help cover the cost of financial aid, building improvements, and other special projects. All contributions to KMS are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign

Our main focus for the 2016-2017 school year is our 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign, which is raising funds to expand KMS so we can bring the magic of Montessori education to more children and families.

For information about our expansion effort, please contact KMS at 865-525-6042, or click here. To make a contribution to the campaign, click on the “Donate Now” button below.

KMS 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign on Crowdrise
All contributions, however large or small, are deeply appreciated.

KMS Supporters

KMS deeply appreciates the many ways our current families, alumni, and friends support the school – by donating their time, energy, and skills and/or through financial contributions.

Montessori Leadership Society

Donors who have given or pledged $5,000 or more. Volunteers who have made an exemplary commitment of time and energy for three or more years. Membership is permanent.

  • Anonymous (8)
  • Julie and Adam Braude
  • Angie Brinkley
  • Jane and John Conley
  • Tonya and Chad DeGuira
  • Elizabeth and John Delahoussaye
  • Melora Doan
  • Jan Goddard
  • Karen and Chris Goodwin
  • Garnet Hallock
  • Terri and Steve Killefer
  • Ron and Laura Beth Lawrence
  • Merrie and Brian Long
  • Denise and Francis Lloyd
  • Amy and Greg Midis
  • Montessori Movers
  • Ranjini and Gamini Perera
  • Kathy Saunders and David Reidy
  • Linda Roberts
  • Target
  • Kelli and Howard Tidwell
  • Sharon and Ross Toedte
  • Jeannie and Peter Ullrich
  • Elnora Williams
  • Joseph and Therese Williams

Director’s Circle – 2015-2016

Donors who gave $1,000-$4,999 during the past year. Volunteers who made an exemplary commitment of time and energy during the year. Membership is for one year.

  • Ortal and Itamar Arel
  • Heather and Bruce Beverly
  • Nina and Alex Cantafio
  • Jenifer Plageman-Davis and Kevin Davis
  • Julia and Todd Galanti
  • Karen and Cecil Hare
  • Christie and Jason Harvey
  • Ann Santomassino and George Ioannides
  • Erika and Chris Layton
  • Rosemary and Michael Petrone
  • Tiffany and Patrick Powell
  • Tennille Priestley
  • Stephanie and Tom Roberts
  • Urmila Seshagiri and Arjun Shankar
  • Hairong and Feiyi Wang
  • Joe Williams and Ana Gonçalves

Individual and Business Donors – 2015-2016

  • Anonymous
  • Allyn and Sharon Amabile
  • Ortal and Itmar Arel
  • Janel Atwill
  • Sriparna Bandyopadhyay and Kaushik Banjeree
  • Frederick Biggs
  • Charlie Biggs and Laura Howes
  • Jillian St. Charles and Damon Boggess
  • Nancy and Robert Bond
  • Eliza Brown and Hamilton Candee
  • Chelsea Craig
  • Jane and John Conley
  • Emilie and Gabriel Cooper
  • COSTCO (family matching contribution)
  • Chad and Tonya DeGuira
  • Mathieu Doucet
  • Food City
  • Jan Goddard
  • Barbara Goddard
  • Garnet Hallock
  • Karen and Cecil Hare
  • Bill Haywood and Cindy Brinkley
  • Nuria Hernandez
  • Ray and Mary Howes
  • Elizabeth Biggs and Nelson Hoy
  • Panos and Renee Ioannides
  • Albert and Cindi Khanlarian
  • Fred and Raisa Killeffer
  • Terri Killeffer
  • Kroger
  • Ron and Laura Beth Lawrence
  • Erika and Christopher Layton
  • Drew and Bonnie McDonald
  • Birgit and Christian Mias
  • Jim and Susan Miller
  • David Parker
  • Rosemary and Michael Petrone
  • Lynn Reed
  • Jack and Jackie Robinson
  • Carolyn Shadwick
  • Mandy and Dan Strahl
  • Kelli and Howard Tidwell
  • Eunice Wilkerson
  • Joe Williams and Ana Gonçalves
  • Penny Williams
  • Elnora and Erven Williams

Fun-Food-Fundraising Restaurants

  • The Plaid Apron, A Knoxville Café
  • Jason’s Deli
  • Panera Bread
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Zoe’s Kitchen
  • Brixx Pizza
  • Mooya
  • Salsaritas
  • Carrabas

2016 Yearbook Family Advertisers

  • Tom and Tracy Arndt
  • Heather and Bryce Beverly
  • The Bousfield Family
  • The Brinkley Family
  • Nina and Alex Cantafio
  • Emilie and Gabriel Cooper
  • Alison and Jerry Cory
  • Jenifer Plageman-Davis and Kevin Davis
  • Margaret Dean
  • Ivette Gibbe-Fields and Jason Fields
  • Paige Fowler
  • Julia and Todd Galanti
  • Jessica and Vito Gambino
  • Karen and Chris Goodwin
  • Steve and Debbie Harvey
  • Karen and Cecil Hare
  • Helen Henry
  • Renee and Panos Ioannides
  • Shiva Kermani and Nima Kioumarsi
  • Shirin and Rahim Lalani
  • Erika and Christopher Layton
  • Judy and Robert Luttrell
  • Lenore Longo
  • Marianne Madigan
  • Birgit and Christian Mias
  • James and Boopie Mitchell
  • Charlotte Moser
  • The Petrone Family
  • The Powell Family
  • Tennille Priestly
  • Hairong Qi and Feiyi Wang
  • Martha and Douglas Reed
  • Jack and Jackie Robinson
  • Stephani and Tom Roberts
  • Susan and Thomas Roberts
  • Ann Santomassino and George Ioannides
  • The Scott Family
  • Marianne and Brian Wanamaker
  • The Wansley Family
  • Ana Gonçalves and Joe Williams
  • Gordon and Pamela Wilson
  • Jennifer and Chris Woodruff

2016 Yearbook Business Advertisers

  • Angie Tierney, Seqouyah Hills Realty
  • Bailey Insurance Service
  • Beall and Thomas Photography
  • Chancey & Reynolds Inc.
  • Circle Modern Dance
  • Creative Structures, Inc.
  • Debbie Cope, Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty
  • The District in Bearden
  • Donate Life
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Greg Bellmore, Hardin Valley Home Improvement
  • Groom and Go
  • Hines Company, P.C.
  • James Sutton, New York Life
  • Just Baked
  • Kelsan Inc.
  • Klugman Braude Design
  • The KMS Board of Trustees
  • The Knoxville Healing Center
  • Longo Electric, LLC
  • Margaret B. Wood Photography
  • Mitchell Emert & Hill, P.C.
  • Neil A. Zabo, The Insurance Group
  • The Plaid Apron, A Knoxville Café
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Robert M. Kelso, D.D.S.
  • Russell’s Pest Control
  • Smoking Goat Farms
  • T3 Travel
  • Tonya DeGuira, TD Vintage Company
  • Ullrich Printing
  • Wehterall Financial Services
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)