“One test of the correctness of the educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”
— Maria Montessori
Welcome to our Virtual Library
There is so much to discover at KMS! We welcome you to learn more about our campus, programs and philosophy. The Virtual Library is intended to support families in making an educated enrollment decision for their child. We encourage families to engage and explore the resources available here and to reach out with more questions about our school. Montessori education is a worldwide, timeless and proven education model and KMS is proud to offer an authentic and unique experience. Thank you for your interest, enjoy!
Explore the beautiful indoor and outdoor learning spaces on our campus. The thoughtful design facilitates exploration, caters to the child’s sense of wonder and supports Montessori’s connection to the natural world.
Philosophy & Education
Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, this timeless scientific pedagogy has proven to support the needs of the whole child and honor their unique paths as learners.
- 2American Montessori Society (AMS)
- Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
- Montessori Madness
- Inspiring Life Long Learners the Montessori Way – Pecha Kucha WTVL February 2020
KMS Policy & Procedures
- 2021-22 KMS Parent Handbook (Updated Annually)
- 2021-22 KMS Immunization Stance & Policy (Updated 4/8/2021)
- KMS Toilet Readiness Stance
- KMS COVID-19 Handbook (Released 9/21/2021)
- 2021-22 KMS Academic Calendar
Primary Program (ages 3-6)
At KMS, our Primary Program exists in 3 different classrooms each with a Montessori trained Head Teacher and an Assistant to nurture children in the foundation of their education. Full and half day programs available.
- KMS Primary Classroom Video – Work cycle
- Video from Montessori Guide – My Day
- Program Guide
- KMS Program & Tuition
The Montessori Kindergarten Year is the child’s opportunity to become a leader in their multi-age classroom. Their experiences extend into developmentally appropriate work and enrichment programming.
- American Montessori Society
- Program Guide
- Program Outline & Tuition
Lower & Upper Elementary
KMS offers a robust Elementary Program for grades 1-6 which fuels their unique passions, connects them to the world around them and ignites a love of learning. Students grow confidence and sense of self in the Montessori Elementary Program.
- KMS Elementary Videos
- Upper El Student Interviews
- AMS Elementary Video
- Structure and Choice in Lower Elementary
- Collaborative Learning
- KMS Scope and Sequence
- Program & Tuition Sheet
Partnering with families to support their child’s development as life-long learners strengthens our school community. Montessori sees the child’s unique journey of becoming and community embraces the child. Ongoing parent education is provided at KMS.
Learn with KMS
- Primary Shelves Workshop Video
- LE Shelves Workshop Video
- UE Shelves Workshop Video
- Primary Program Opportunities Workshop
- LE Program Opportunities Workshop
- UE Program Opportunities PowerPoint
Nurturing a love of learning since 1976
Providing children with an educational program rooted in Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy that nurtures a love of learning and fosters respect for self, others and the environment.
The Kennebec Montessori School admits students regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, and religion to all rights, privileges, and activities made available to the students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, sexuality or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admission or hiring policies, and other school programs.
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Kennebec Montessori School
38 Sheridan Dr
Fairfield, ME 04937
Monday - Friday
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM