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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School was founded as a non-profit school in 2003 by parents who sought a creative active learning environment for their young children. In the fall of 2004 we opened our lower elementary class of six- to nine-year olds. In 2007 we added an upper elementary program of nine- to twelve-year olds. We are currently in the preliminary fundraising and building stages of creating a new elementary satellite location in Asheville, NC. Our goal is to continue to expand to meet the needs of the community. The school is an Associate Member School of the American Montessori Society (AMS).
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.