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

Sep
5
September 5, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Sep
13
September 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Sep
30
September 30, 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Oct
11
October 11, 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!

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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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 13 new photos to the album: First Week of Lower El.

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It's been a busy and fun first week of school!

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 55 new photos to the album: First Week of Lower El.

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It's been a busy and fun first week of school!

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 17 new photos.

A day in the life... Upper Elementary and Lower Elementary students hard at work on their first week of school!!
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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 12 new photos.

1st day of school in our new location! These classrooms are beautiful!! With all this extra space we are continuing to enroll for preschool and 4th grade - 6th grade. Come check it out!
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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: 55

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