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 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

August 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

August 18, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am

August 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

August 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:20 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

Our school community is so fortunate to have such talented parents. Thank you to Sahana and her mom for sharing music from India with us today.
In case you missed the Elementary & Kindergarten kids performing Joy to the World at Holly Jolly. Enjoy!

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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 7 new photos — with Holli Hicks Garner and 9 others.

We had the privilege of working with an amazing group of high school student volunteers from Birmingham, Alabama today. They spent 2 hours with us at the school moving our playground equipment, moving our school library into the building, trimming tree branches, and doing yard work. It is amazing how much gets done when you have a lot of strong, young and giving people to do work!!
Thank you South Highland Presbyterian high school youth group!It was so such a pleasure to meet you all and be the focus of your service for the day. SVMS is so grateful for your hard work on such a hot day!! Blessings to each of you this week as you enjoy the youth conference at Montreat.
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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 11 new photos.

Moving day was a success! Still more to do so come lend a hand with painting and cleaning. Enormous thank you's to everyone who came out today.!! We had 26 parent volunteers and staff who all made the difference today. One more step closer😄
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Now Enrolling for 2016-2017 school year. Ages 2.5-6th grade.
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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: 55

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