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

Feb
27
February 27, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Feb
27
February 27, 2017
8:40 am - 10:10 am


Mar
4
March 4, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Mar
10
March 10, 2017
3:15 pm - 4:15 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.

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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 8 new photos.

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.
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The dragonfly class built a new rocking chair for our class today. Big thanks to Aila Raes dad Cas for bringing the pieces and helping us put them together. We learned a lot and had fun building.

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 3 new photos to the album: Before Care: A Fun Start to the Day, 2016/2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Swannanoa Valley Montessori School added 14 new photos to the album: Lower El Moments: February 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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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!
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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: 64

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