Welcome to SVMS. We are building a sustainable and vital environment for children to actualize their full human potential and bring about peace in the world.

About SVMS

SVMS is a non-profit, private Montessori School licensed by the state of North Carolina and is located in Black Mountain. SVMS focuses on the Montessori approach to child-centered learning by creating an environment where children feel secure, supported, and stimulated. We believe in the child: in each dream, in each mind and in each individual, through nurturing confidence, self-motivation and cooperation we promote community awareness and enthusiasm for life-long learning. We wish to help children become individuals who respect themselves, other beings and the world in which they live.
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Upcoming Events

August 24, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am

August 27, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

September 5, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am

September 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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I highly recommend SVMS! We love the Montessori method of teaching. Two of our children have attended SVMS, and both have been better off for it.

-SVMS Parent

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Our school community is so fortunate to have such talented parents. Thank you to Sahana and her mom for sharing music from India with us today.
In case you missed the Elementary & Kindergarten kids performing Joy to the World at Holly Jolly. Enjoy!

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SVMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations to SVMS are tax-deductible. As a private, non-profit school, our operating expenses are supported by tuition, fund-raising opportunities, and donations. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to SVMS, please click below.

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Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child open up himself to life.
-Maria Montessori

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1st day of school in our new location! These classrooms are beautiful!! With all this extra space we are continuing to enroll for preschool and 4th grade - 6th grade. Come check it out!
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BacktoSchool Social & Dineout

August 27, 2016, 4:30pm

Native Kitchen and Social Pub

Join us for some social time together as a school community! Order your food and drinks at the bar when you arrive and join us all in the back yard fo...

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Mandatory Parent Orientation

August 18, 2016, 5:00pm

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School

Welcome back to school SVMS famliies! Come and see the new and improved SVMS! We have been hard at work all summer long getting our new facility read...

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SVMS at a Glance

> Founded in 2003

> A non-profit, private Montessori School licensed by the State of North Carolina

> A member of American Montessori Society

> Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors

> Children’s House program (3 years – 6 years)

> Elementary program (grades 1 – 6) established in 2004

>located on Carver Avenue in Black Mountain, NC

> Enrollment: 55

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