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Welcome to KMS

At Kennebec Montessori School we promote curiosity and exploration through experiential learning for children ages 3 – 12. We foster the independence that each child yearns for by promoting responsibility for themselves, others, and the environment. Our work is driven by the needs of the whole child; social, emotional and cognitive. We embrace the opportunity to support children academically on their unique paths as lifelong learners.

KMS is…

  • the oldest Montessori school in the state of Maine, operating since 1976 and accredited by the American Montessori Society since 2007.
  • the only non-denominational, alternative Elementary school in the greater Waterville area supporting students from diverse backgrounds and widespread communities including Pittsfield, Unity, Skowhegan, Kingfield, Belgrade, China, Augusta, and Dexter.
  • situated on 14 acres of fields and woodlands, with a stream and beautiful views, convenient to Interstate 95. Children can cross-country ski in the winter and garden in the spring, all while enjoying a large playground that overlooks an adjoining farm.
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The environment at KMS fosters independence, curiosity and mindfulness. I appreciate the way my child is learning about how she fits into the greater world and how our actions can have a positive ripple effect. I am thankful everyday that our daughter is able to learn and grow in such a loving, supportive, enriched community.

Current Parent

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The environment at KMS fosters independence, curiosity and mindfulness. I appreciate the way my child is learning about how she fits into the greater world and how our actions can have a positive ripple effect. I am thankful everyday that our daughter is able to learn and grow in such a loving, supportive, enriched community.

Current Parent

Our Mission

At KMS, we provide children with an educational program rooted in the philosophy of Maria Montessori that nurtures a love of learning and fosters respect for self, others, and the environment.

Read our Statement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

Call 207-453-6055 for a tour of our facility and grounds.

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