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.

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

Enrollment Events


April 28, 2017 – Pop-In & Play Toddler Time @ 3:15-4:15pm (sign-up in advance, ages 2-4)

May 18, 2017 – Monthly Tour @ 9:30-10:30am (call to reserve your space)

May 19th, 2017 – Pop-In & Play Toddler Time @ 3:15-4:15pm (sign-up in advance, ages 2-4)

Enrollment Forms


To enroll your child in Swannanoa Valley Montessori School, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download and read the following material (PDF Format)
  2. Download the SVMS Application forms listed below (PDF Format).  Fill them out and return to 101 Carver Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711 or scan and email them to
  3. Upon acceptance to the school, you will need to submit the following forms (PDF Format).  New and returning students must submit forms BEFORE school starts.
  4. Supply lists for new and returning students are here:
    • Children’s House Supply List 2017-2018
    • Lower Elementary Supply List 2017-2018
    • Upper Elementary Supply List 2017-2018
  5. Be sure to browse our website to learn more about our