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.

-SVMS Parent

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Wishing all of you moms out there a happy Mother's Day weekend! Here's a sweet song our preschoolers sang to their moms following our annual Mother's Day tea. Thank you to our wonderful kids and to Jay Brown for teaching them his original song called Meditations on Mom.
Happy birthday to our Ms. Diane!
~From our Upper Elementary class
A taste of LEAF with our elementary classes! Come see our kiddos perform with the dynamic sister group SHEL! October 22nd at noon on the main stage.

Performers: remember to arrive at Owen Middle School for LEAF check in and shuttle 2 hours before our performance.

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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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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 25 new photos.

Another successful soup feast and have for craft sale in the books! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this event possible. We love the sweet event that promotes community in so many ways!

Thank you to our students and teachers for all of their hard work with the craft sale. It feels so good to support heifer international each year!

We hope everyone has a safe holiday break and we will see you again on Monday 11/27.
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Another successful soup feast and have for craft sale in the books! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this event possible. We love the sweet event that promotes community in so many ways!

Thank you to our students and teachers for all of their hard work with the craft sale. It feels so good to support heifer international each year!

We hope everyone has a safe holiday break and we will see you again on Monday 11/27.

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 27 new photos.

Another successful soup feast and Heifer craft sale!! Thank you to everyone who volunteered making crafts with the kids, making soup or set-up & clean up today. We love this event that promotes community in so many ways!

Thank you to our teachers for all their hard work and thank you to our students who make such great crafts.

We hope everyone has a safe holiday break. See you again 11/27!
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3 days ago

Another successful soup feast and Heifer craft sale!! Thank you to everyone who volunteered making crafts with the kids, making soup or set-up & clean up today. We love this event that promotes community in so many ways!

Thank you to our teachers for all their hard work and thank you to our students who make such great crafts.

We hope everyone has a safe holiday break. See you again 11/27!

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A fun way to start the morning...

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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 7 new photos.

The third years had fun shopping for soup ingredients today. Plus, we found the free cheese samples!
We can't wait to see you all at the Soup Feast tomorrow!!
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4 days ago

The third years had fun shopping for soup ingredients today. Plus, we found the free cheese samples!
We cant wait to see you all at the Soup Feast tomorrow!!

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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