Kamala Niketan Montessori School

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Kamala Niketan Montessori School
Coordinates 10°48′12″N 78°40′22″E / 10.80333°N 78.67278°E / 10.80333; 78.67278Coordinates: 10°48′12″N 78°40′22″E / 10.80333°N 78.67278°E / 10.80333; 78.67278
Type Co-educational
Established 1990
Principal Mrs.Indirani
Staff 150
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 12
Number of students 2000
Affiliation Central Board of Secondary Education, India

Kamala Niketan Montessori School, or KNMS, is a comprehensive school in Tiruchchirapalli, India.


KNMS began with the foundation of “Tiny Tots”, a play school for children.


In 2008, the school started its third block. By 2009, KNMS Institution proposed a site for some more blocks. Temporary classes were built around the smaller ground. Students are now being moved from the old block to the new building. Students of class 3 to 12 have been shifted to the new building.

Visual based learning[edit]

In 2005 KNMS became the first school in Tiruchirapalli to initiate the fun based visual learning technology called Educomp. In 2010 KNMS began its course from Extramarks. It follows the CCE pattern. It is an ISO:9001:2000 certified institution.

Current status[edit]

There are more than 2200 students in the school, with each class having no more than 50 students. The school conducts special classes that includes Robotics, Animation and Advertisement as a part of the co-curriculum.

KNMS is in tie-up with a coaching institute for IIT JEE SEEKERS to coach their higher secondary students for competitive exams.


The new block of KNMS is under construction and students have been moved into the finished floors. A bridge named 'Pakt Bridge' has been constructed for students to move from the first block to new building across the canal. The classrooms are fitted with smart boards from Promethean Ltd.The lessons are based on Extramarks.com and Educomp.

Student performance[edit]

  • There has not been a failure in the tenth and twelfth public exams.
  • A Spell champ runner up belongs to the school.
  • KNMS students participated in the National Conference for Energy "E for Energy" held at St.Johns International School, Chennai. The school was the only school invited for the conference from Tamil Nadu, excluding the host school St.Johns.
  • A student has won Champion title in international and national level chess tournaments.
  • A student of class 10 (2011-2012) won in district and state level philately competitions.
  • The eleventh students (2011–2012) participated in 'Mahotsav' conducted by Sri Akilandeshwari Vidhyalaya and secured the first prize and also participated in Oscar and secured second place.
  • Eight students of the school cleared the IIT JEE entrance exam.