Welcome to SVMS. We are a diverse, authentic Montessori educational community that is built on the principles of: intrinsic motivation, self-directed learning and social responsibility. We strive to develop each student's full potential: physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.

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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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.

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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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More lower el art studio adventures. I love my job ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ahhhh! So proud of these lower el kids’ mixed media paintings based on germs under a microscope !
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4 days ago

Thank you to our amazing volunteers from the Swannanoa Valley Montessori School 🙌 for helping to sort a mountain of citrus 🍊 and process over 200 bags of swiss chard 🥬 and rolled oats to support our Tuesday market at St. James Episcopal Church, Black Mountain, NC. A record of 110 households visited the market 😮 many for the first time and our volunteers worked hard to make sure everyone went home with an abundance of healthy staples!

Bounty & Soul enjoys hosting volunteers of ALL AGES and has flexible shifts after school and soon on Saturday mornings. Email Karla to learn more at karla@bountyandsoul.org.
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Elementary Group 1 field trip to Bounty and Soul. It was such a fun day. Big thanks to Ms. Christina for setting up this important learning experience. ... See MoreSee Less

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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: 64

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