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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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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Yes. The Beau’s youngest is the little girl in the black t-shirt. She is 6 and in first grade!

Dee, do you have a grand in one of these pics?

Love that Rylan!!!!!

Come on out SVMS and support your school!Enjoy a great meal at Native Kitchen Monday Oct 15th and also support Swannanoa Valley Montessori School...
20 % of sales will be donated to this wonderful school❤️#weloveourcommunity #school #avleats #bonappetit #supportlocal #givingback
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Come on out SVMS and support your school!

Greetings families,

We lost power about 30 minutes ago and we will be closing now. We have not been able to receive information from duke as to whether this is temporary or not.

Please come pick your child(ren) up as soon as possible. We are not able to remain open with out power.

Please park and come in. We will bring your child(ren) to you.

We do know the blue ridge road, US 70 by the ingles and old 70 have closures.

Please take care getting here.

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1 week ago

Another evening in our Parenting Series for you. Just added Session # 5! RSVP and let us know you will be there. 828-669-8571Ask the Expert: Raising Children with ADD/ADHD

Tuesday, October 23
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
James Room at Swannanoa Valley Montessori School

Refreshments provided.

Childcare available upon request. Call 828.669.8571.

Join Scott Governo, FNP as he discusses strategies, difficulties, and advantages of raising a child with ADHD/ADD.

You don’t have to go at it alone. We’re here for you! Dr. Governo will be presenting on the mechanics of your child’s mind so that you and your family can work together to ensure academic and social success.

Dr. Governo will also be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Dr. Governo is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Olson Huff Center at Mission Hospital. He also works with Black Mountain Counseling Center on a contract basis.
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2 weeks ago

Another evening in our Parenting Series for you. Just added Session # 5! RSVP and let us know you will be there. 828-669-8571

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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