Mission Driven

SVMS is a mission driven, non-public school. Part of our mission is that our program be available to all families no matter their financial means. Each year we offer a certain percentage of financial aid to families in need. Therefore, it is not uncommon for us to operate on a tight budget and some years with a deficit.

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The reality is that the cost of each child’s education is more than the annual tuition fee. The Annual Fund Drive is a necessary part of bridging that gap. We prefer not to increase tuition, but rather actively build our Annual Fund.

With the move to our new facility that offers more classrooms, additional recreation space, and more administrative space we are primed for growth. Our slogan, “Montessori for Everyone” guides us in this mission and we remain dedicated to cultivating peace, independence and life preparation one child at a time.

Why support SVMS?

  • We are the only authentic Montessori school in WNC that serves ages 3 to 6th grade.
  • We are a community of committed teachers and parents, who are both loving and supportive.
  • The Montessori approach is designed to help children build within themselves the foundations for a lifetime of learning.
  • Our classroom atmosphere encourages social interaction for cooperative learning, peer teaching, and emotional development.

To make your one-time gift to SVMS now, click on the “Make Donation” button. Donations by check may be mailed directly to SVMS. If you choose to set-up a monthly donation, please contact the office, 828-669-8571, and arrangements will be made through our billing department.

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of parents, friends, and members of the wider community to ensure the financial well-being of the School.  Gifts of non-tuition dollars support the difference between what is essential and what is exceptional.

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