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

Dec
13
December 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Dec
16
December 16, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Dec
16
December 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dec
19
December 19, 2016 - January 3, 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

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.

Annual Fund Online Giving

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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December has brought excitement about big work to the Dragonfly class.

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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 Carver Avenue in Black Mountain, NC

> Enrollment: 59

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