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.

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

Apr
28
April 28, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm


May
4
May 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


May
5
May 5, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


May
6
May 6, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 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

Happy birthday to our Ms. Diane!
~From our Upper Elementary class
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

Latest News

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 12 new photos to the album: Lower El: Spring 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago

This pillow created by some students in the lower el class will be one of the items up for grabs in the Art Show Silent Auction!
Details about our art show coming soon.
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19 hours ago

This pillow created by some students in the lower el class will be one of the items up for grabs in the Art Show Silent Auction! 
Details about our art show coming soon.

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School shared their event. ... See MoreSee Less

SVMS Spring Fling Fundraiser

May 6, 2017, 4:00pm

411 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC

Come out and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, entertainment and giving to support Swannanoa Valley Montessori School of Black Mountain, NC. ...

SVMS Spring Fling Fundraiser

1 day ago

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School shared their event. ... See MoreSee Less

SVMS Spring Fling Fundraiser

May 6, 2017, 4:00pm

411 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC

Come out and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, entertainment and giving to support Swannanoa Valley Montessori School of Black Mountain, NC. ...

SVMS Spring Fling Fundraiser

3 days ago

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: 64

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