BENEFITING: KNOXVILLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Help KMS bring the magic of Montessori education to more children and families!
- To make a one-time contribution, click on the "Donate" button.
- To make a recurring contribution, contact KMS at 865-525-6042 - or go to our organization page and click the "Donate" button there.
- To ask your family and friends to donate, send them this URL: https://www.crowdrise.com/kms-50th-anniversary-expansion-campaign.
The next $15,000 that we raise will be matched by the parents of a former KMS student!
For more information, see below - or contact KMS at 865-525-6042.
Building on its 50-year history as one of Knoxville's leading preschool and Elementary programs, the Knoxville Montessori School is working to expand so we can bring the many benefits of Montessori education to even more children.
KMS has grown substantially over the past five years - from 55 students in 2011-2012 to 74 students today. We have also seen a dramatic increase in the number of families contacting us about enroll-ment - from fewer than 100 in 2011-2012 to nearly 400 for this year.
In response to this growth, the 50th Anniversary Campaign is raising funds to purchase the property next to our current location. As the images above show, we will renovate the existing house and add a two-story addition to the back. Together with our current facilities, this will enable us to offer:
- A third Primary class for preschool and kindergarten-age students.
- A second Elementary class - so we can split Elementary into a Lower Elementary class for 1st-3rd Grade students and an Upper Elementary class for 4th-6th Grade students.
- A new 7th and 8th Grade Middle School - the first Montessori Middle School in West Knoxville.
These changes will enable KMS to grow from 74 students today to 110-120 students over the next five years - helping us meet the growing demand for our Primary and Elementary classes and providing a new child-centered Middle School option for families in our area.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for KMS - one that many of our parents and staff have dreamed about for decades - and to make it work we need your help. We have already received over $250,000 in contributions and pledges toward this effort. But we need to raise at least $500,000 on top of what we can borrow, and the more we raise the less debt the school will have to take on.
We hope you will consider contributing to our 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign. All gifts, no matter how large or small, are important and will be deeply appreciated.
For 50 years, KMS has offered a wonderful alternative to traditional education for hundreds of families whose children have benefited from our hands-on, child-centered approach.
The 50th Anniversary Expansion Campaign will enable us to bring our world-class Montessori education to even more children and their families.
We invite you to join us in this effort!