Knysna Montessori develops the whole child so that the child strives to achieve independence, self-discipline, self-confidence, self-knowledge, decision making and problem solving abilities and as a South African and global citizen, learns to respect and
tolerate others and their cultures.​

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 Knysna Montessori aims to offer an inclusive and holistic education to all children based on Montessori philosophy and teaching methods in preparation for life.


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

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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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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Preparation For Life - Resources

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

Info For Applicants

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

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