Information nights are scheduled by the Davis Joint Unified School District for each school and program in Davis.
An information session for the Birch Lane Montessori program will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021, via Zoom meeting. To join the meeting, copy and paste the link below into your browser.
Prior to the meeting, click here to watch a new video presentation to learn more.
More information can be found on the DJUSD TK/Kindergarten Information Night and Registration Information page.
The information session will include a brief video 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 and the school principal.
Kindergarten Registration is a district-wide event and occurs during an enrollment window in the winter of each year. You must register at the campus at which you plan to enroll.
In 2021, enrollment is done either electronically or in-person
Kindergarten registration is a multi-step process:
1. Online Pre-enrollment
2. Gather required registration documentation described on the DJUSD Kindergarten Registration website
3a. Electronically by emailing all documentation to the district Enrollment Specialist, Patty Smith, at email@example.com
3b. In person at Birch Lane Elementary School office on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First, parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2021 enrollment must complete the Pre-Enrollment steps. Save a copy of the completed pre-enrollment document. More information on Kindergarten registration and pre-enrollment can be found on the Davis Joint Unified School District page.
Required Registration Documentation
To register your child for kindergarten in the Birch Lane Montessori Program, you need to gather the following required documents and proof of residency:
Electronic Registration: Email all required documentation described above to the District Enrollment Specialist Patty Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
In person Registration: In-person Kindergarten registration for the Montessori program is Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 - 3:00 pm, at Birch Lane Elementary School. If you are not able to attend the in-person registration on March 2, you also may place your materials in the secure mail slot at the District Office (526 B Street) any time after January 4, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after March 2 and will be enrolled or added to the wait-list on a first-come first-served basis.
In some years, more children register than there are spaces available in the program. If the program is over-enrolled a lottery will be held on March 18, 2021 and you will be notified on March 19, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after March 18 and will be added to the wait-list on a first-come first-served basis.
Only register at one school - there is no need to register at your neighborhood school as a backup. If a student is wait-listed for the Montessori Program the enrollment packet will automatically be sent to the student's neighborhood school.
Students older than kindergarten may enter the Montessori program with permission from the Birch Lane School administration. For more information or to schedule a school tour, please contact Principal Jim Knight: 530-757-5395.
Students who are currently enrolled in the Birch Lane Montessori Program may indicate their intent to continue with the program on the DJUSD "Intent to ReEnroll" form distributed in March annually.
If you would like a Montessori parent's perspective, please feel free to e-mail our Board Members on our Contact page.