We strive to develop each student’s full potential: physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.

Admissions Process

The 2019-2020 application period is now closed. Check back February 3, 2020 for access to the 2020-2021 application. Parent tours have begun and are listed on our online calendar. Call 828-669-8571 and reserve your spot for the next tour.


All Admissions details, rates and fees for 20-21 will be updated February 1, 2020.

To enroll your child in Swannanoa Valley Montessori School for the 2019-2020 school year, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Parent Tour – This hour long tour begins with a short video about Montessori, continues with observation time in the classroom and finishes with Q & A time.

Visit our online calendar to see our “Get to Know Us” parent tour schedule. **SUMMER TOURS available each week, June 17-August 9**

Please call (828) 669-8571 to reserve a space on the tour.

Step 2: Complete the online Application

(application for the 20-21 school year opens February 3, 2020)

Step 3: Submit application fee  You can pay this fee online or in the office with a check or cash. This $75 fee is non-refundable 

Step 4: Schedule a Child Visit We will call you to schedule the child visit, where your child will spend time in the classroom independent of his/her parents. This visit will give us an opportunity to get to know your child and determine readiness for our program. 

Step 5: Acceptance decision We will send you an email after the Child Visit to let you know our acceptance decision for the 2019-2020 school year. Should your child be accepted, you will receive a link to complete student enrollment. (We may require student records from previous schools along with a teacher recommendation before a decision can be reached.)

Step 6: Enrollment fees We require a new student enrollment fee of $200 and a placement deposit of $200 to secure your child’s placement. Both fees are non-refundable. You can pay these online or bring a check/cash to the office.

If you have questions or need assistance with any part of the enrollment process, please contact our office at 669-8571 or email Diane, diane@swanmont.org.

Tuition Rates and Fees – 2019-2020

Children’s House (ages 3-6)

3 mornings: $5,252  ||  5 mornings: $6,084

3 full days: $7,332  ||  5 full days: $$8,164

Kindergarten: $8,372

Elementary Program (ages 6-12)

Lower Elementary (grades 1-3) $8,580

Upper Elementary (grade 4-6) $8,966

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