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

Jun
14
June 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Jul
12
July 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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


Sep
13
September 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 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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Melissa came to our class today to show us the wonderful healing qualities of various herbs. It was a fascinating morning.
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Melissa came to our class today to show us the wonderful healing qualities of various herbs. It was a fascinating morning.

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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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