Through the Montessori Method, we foster growth of confident, responsible, and flexible community members who are life-long learners and problem solvers.
We aspire to be active stewards of the Earth. As rooted in Montessori’s Cosmic Education students participate in globally connected, culturally responsive, and local community enriched experiences.
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 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:
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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The Montessori Program at Birch Lane began in the fall of 2001 at the request of Davis parents who wanted to start a Montessori Charter School. Because Birch Lane had a history of successful multi-age classes, the district decided to place Montessori classes at Birch Lane. Four teachers volunteered for training during the summer of 2001, Montessori materials were ordered to outfit the classrooms, and the program was launched with 80 students in four K/1 and 1/2 classrooms. In the last twenty-three years, the program has grown to nine classrooms with over 230 students in kindergarten through sixth grade, with waitlists for those wishing to enroll in the program.