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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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
February 23, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Feb
24
February 24, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Feb
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February 27, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Mar
10
March 10, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 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

Recent Videos

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.

Annual Fund Online Giving

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

Latest News

Thanks to everyone who came out to our "Live your Dreams" magic show today! Not only was it fun, but a successful fundraiser for us.
Hats off to the magicians and performers from the Vanishing Wheelchair! We were all amazed!
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18 hours ago

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School shared their event.

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Open House for Prospective Families

February 19, 2017, 2:00pm

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School

Curious about Montessori? Come experience Montessori at this afternoon event that will include demonstrations, classroom tours, enrollment information...

Open House for Prospective Families

18 hours ago

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 6 new photos to the album: Before Care: A Fun Start to the Day, 2016/2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 8 new photos to the album: Lower El Moments: February 2017 — with Jennifer Ames. ... 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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