Our School

Students doing an outdoor experiment.

Our School is located in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. There are approximately 450 students in grades 6-8. The school was founded in 1991 with the consolidation of Black Mountain Middle School and Swannanoa Middle School. Our school is named in honor of Charles Dexter Owen. He arrived in the valley from New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1924 and began the operation of our community’s first industry: Beacon Blankets. The Owen family has been community benefactors for many years. OMS proudly wears maroon and grey and is the Home of the Warcolts. 

Mailing Address:
Charles D. Owen Middle School
730 Old US 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778

School Hours:
7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.