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We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, affordable education within a nurturing, child-centered environment. 


Supporting education and innovation.


Our Story

To foster each child’s experience of the world so that he or she can blossom to potential and become a compassionate, autonomous and contributing member of society.

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Our Philosophy

Grounded in understanding the distinct developmental stages that all children experience, and the individuality that makes each child’s journey through those stages unique.

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Our Curriculum

Drawing from an array of respected educational methods and principles: Reggio Emilia, Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, Mel Levine, Sudbury, Alfred Adler, Erik Erickson, Bev Boss, the Slingerland Institute for Literacy, and the High Scope Educational Research Foundation. This rich and varied palette allows us to help each child learn in ways best suited to his or her personality, interests and abilities.

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Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

Katherine Michiels School (KMS) is a project of the non-profit Open Mind: A Project for the Development and Education of Children. Established in 1995, Open Mind is a nonprofit organization founded by current and former KMS parents and alumni parents, who felt strongly about extending the KMS experience to all families and educators.