If more students apply than space available, students will be entered in a lottery. 

All students registered during this window enter the lottery on equal terms.

Students registered after March 15th will be placed on a waitlist in the order applications are received. We currently still have space in grades 2-6 for this school year, 2023-2024.

Students who are not placed in the initial openings in the Montessori program will be placed on a waiting list and preliminarily enrolled in their neighborhood school.


Each year, the  Davis Joint Unified School District schedules Information nights for each school and program in Davis. The information session typically includes a brief explanation of the Montessori method and the Birch Lane program, a tour of a Kindergarten/1st grade mixed grade classroom, and some parent testimonials. This will be followed by a question and answer session with Birch Lane Montessori teachers, parents, and the school principal.

The Birch Lane Montessori Program is available to children grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. All students eligible to attend Davis schools may apply. Generally, students in the Birch Lane Elementary Montessori program enter at Kindergarten or the first semester of first grade. Parents of students in 2nd grade or higher who are interested in the  Montessori program should contact the Birch Lane Elementary School.​

The Birch Lane Montessori program is a choice program within the Davis, CA public schools, known as the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD).  As such, all enrollment is handled by the DJUSD, with one additional choice program form for 2024-25 application | (2024-25 Spanish) that must be completed and submitted with the other required registration information. 

Montessori Information night at Birch Lane for incoming Kindergarten students. Overview of program, parent testimonials and classroom tours.

Enroll on DJUSD website

2023-2024 Montessori Application | (Spanish). Space still available in grades 2-6!!

2024-2025 school year application | (Spanish) You can apply for only ONE choice school/program. 

Any DJUSD student may register for Birch Lane Montessori during  Kindergarten registration

Parents registering for the first time in DJUSD: Applications will only be considered if an application is included with a complete enrollment packet. 

Enrollment & Registration