“It is not in human nature for all men to tread the same path of development, as animals do of a single species.” Maria Montessori

About Knynsna Montessori School

Knysna Montessori School is registered as an Independent School with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and is in the process of accreditation with Umalusi.


We are a close-knit, vibrant and passionate school. We observe, guide and encourage each child towards independent learning, through balancing freedom of choice with responsibility, within a prepared environment.

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Whole Child Education

Please check out our sport programs and what Knysna Montessori has to offer!

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Friday Market

Knysna Montessori School also hosts visitors at the famous Friday Supper and Craft Market.

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Pre School Environment

For information about our amazing pre-school environment click here.

Junior School Environment

For information on our junior school environment click here.

High School Environment

For more information on our high school environment click here.

Preparation For Life - Resources

Preparing your kids for life starts, click here for parent resources

KMS Hostel

The Knysna Montessori School Boarding House is the only Montessori Boarding House in Southern Africa and was established in 2004.

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Info For Applicants

We recommend that all new potential parents and learners come and visit the school.

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What's News?

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Read the latest news from our Head Directress Sonia Heaton.

The KMS Community


KMS closes for the school holidays from 8 December 2016 and BACK TO SCHOOL day is on the 18 January 2017.  Orientation day for new environments will take place on 17 January.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!




KMS Facebook Group

Join MAP our closed group for KMS families and teachers to network, share ideas, and generate good communications and real team-work. Very importantly it is a safe place to share pics of our precious children!



Knysna Montessori Year Book

2015 Yearbook

Yearbook 2015

2013 Yearbook

Yearbook 2013

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." Maria Montessori