ABOUT US

 

THE BIRCH LANE MONTESSORI PROGRAM IS A PARENT-CHOICE PROGRAM OF THE DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. IT COMBINES ALL OF THE BENEFITS OF A QUALITY MONTESSORI EDUCATION WHILE STILL MEETING AND OFTEN EXCEEDING THE CALIFORNIA STATE STANDARDS.  

The Birch Lane Montessori program includes:  

  • A whole child approach; focus on both cognitive and social development
  • Hands-on educational experiences
  • Student- and teacher-initiated activities
  • Freedom of choice within a structured setting
  • Global perspective; a focus on global education and the environment


In addition, the children in the Montessori program experience the wealth of enrichment activities offered by the Birch Lane School as a whole including art, music, physical education, gardening, and computer lab.

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Who May Enroll?
The Birch Lane Montessori Program is available to children grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. All students eligible to attend Davis schools may apply. Students may enter the program at Kindergarten or the first semester of first grade. Students in 2nd through 6th grade may enroll if they are transferring from another Montessori program, or have the mutual agreement of the sending and receiving principals and teachers.

Montessori Teacher Credentials
All DJUSD Montessori teachers hold California Teaching Credentials and have attended training through American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher education programs.

California State Standards
All public school programs are accountable to the California State Standards. In the Montessori classroom, the standards are covered through the use of the Montessori curriculum and materials. We ensure that the program maintains the integrity of Montessori education, while meeting state and district standards. 

Montessori students participate in the same standardized tests as other students throughout the district.

The DJUSD

Montessori Master Plan


Click here to access the master plan that outlines the guiding principles for the Montessori program in Davis, CA.