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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Wow! Our August event list is looking extremely entertaining. Make sure you check out live music or a benefit day w/ us! #828IsGreat

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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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