Welcome to SVMS. We are a diverse, authentic Montessori educational community that is built on the principles of: intrinsic motivation, self-directed learning and social responsibility. We strive to develop each student's full potential: physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.
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. Learn More
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.
Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child open up himself to life.
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The dragonfly class built a new rocking chair for our class today. Big thanks to Aila Rae's dad Cas for bringing the pieces and helping us put them together. We learned a lot and had fun building. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to everyone who came out to our "Live your Dreams" magic show today! Not only was it fun, but a successful fundraiser for us. Hats off to the magicians and performers from the Vanishing Wheelchair! We were all amazed! ... See MoreSee Less