Welcome to SVMS. We are building a sustainable and vital environment for children to actualize their full human potential and bring about peace in the world.

About SVMS

SVMS is a non-profit, private Montessori School licensed by the state of North Carolina with 2 locations 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

November 25, 2015 - November 28, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

December 4, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

December 5, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

December 7, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 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

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Throw a balloon at an elementary student!
Sack Hop!
Field Day Fun!

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

Here is a slideshow from yesterday's amazing Soup Feast and Craft Fair! Our kids raised over $700 for UNICEF and we raised over $400 for our Annual Fund Drive, Here We Grow!

A Big, Huge Thank You to everyone who played a part in making our Feast and Fair such a success!

Thank you to White Horse Black Mountain for hosting our event. What a great space for a large gathering. Don Talley was amazing! Thank you Don!
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On Tuesday Nov 24th 2015 at White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain NC, the children of the local Montessori school changed the world. They did s...

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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School shared their photo.

"Within the child, lives the fate of the future." -Maria Montessori

Be a part of shaping our future through a donation for a child today. Join our Annual Fund!
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WOOT WOOT!! We have 100% Staff and Board contribution to this year's Annual Fund Drive - Here We Grow! Track our progress by clicking swanmont...

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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 Center Avenue in Black Mountain, NC

> Enrollment: 55

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