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

Mar
29
March 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Mar
31
March 31, 2017
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm


Apr
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April 10, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Apr
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April 11, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


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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.

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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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Open House for Prospective Families

March 29, 2017, 6:00pm

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

5 hours ago

Are you looking for summer camp for your 3-6 year old?

Summer Camps ~ Ages 3-6
Week long camps
Join our experienced Montessori teachers for week long adventures including art, water play, music, outside play, self-care life skills, language and math exploration, fun and adventure.
• Half day $150 ~ 8:30 am-12:30 pm
• Full day $250 ~ 8:30 am-3:30 pm
• Before/after care available
• Weekly June 12-July 28

828-669-8571 www.swanmont.org
101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain, NC
Swannanoa Valley Montessori School
Educating children since 2003.
Enrolling ages 2 ½ through 6th grade for the school year.
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5 days ago

Are you looking for summer camp for your 3-6 year old?

Summer Camps ~ Ages 3-6
Week long camps
Join our experienced Montessori teachers for week long adventures including art, water play, music, outside play, self-care life skills, language and math exploration, fun and adventure.
• Half day $150 ~ 8:30 am-12:30 pm
• Full day $250 ~ 8:30 am-3:30 pm
• Before/after care available
• Weekly June 12-July 28

828-669-8571  www.swanmont.org
101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain, NC
Swannanoa Valley Montessori School
Educating children since 2003. 
Enrolling ages 2 ½ through 6th grade for the school year.

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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