Situated 1km off the N2 along the Garden Route, the Knysna Montessori School lies on the outskirts of Knysna, nestled between forests and natural vegetation in the picturesque village of Narnia.
Knysna Montessori School was formed in 1997 under the auspices of the BMS Trust when founder, Taddy Beyleveld, introduced Montessori Methodology and Philosophy into her groups of young students. Today, the school comprises a fully-fledged Pre-school, Junior and High School and the first group of Montessori Matriculants wrote the IEB examinations at the end of 2008.
As an entrepreneurial opportunity for the older Montessori students, the Knysna Montessori School also hosts local, national and international visitors at the famous Friday Supper and Craft Market.
The Knysna Montessori School Curriculum covers the requirements of the National Curriculum Statements, using an integrated approach to attain the outcomes and assessment standards set by the Department of Education.This private school is registered as an Independent School with the, Western Cape Education Department (WCED), and Grade 9's and Grade 12´s are externally assessed by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). As a leader in the South African Montessori community, the Knysna Montessori School and teachers are registered both with the South African Montessori Association (SAMA) and South African council for Educators (SACE).