Any DJUSD student may register for Birch Lane Montessori during spring kindergarten registration, or by contacting the Birch Lane Elementary main office at other times during the year.

To register your child for kindergarten, you need:

  • Legal verification of the child's date of birth (ex. Birth Certificate/Passport)
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residence in Davis- 2 types  (PG&E bill or Water Bill AND lease agreement or escrow papers in parent/guardian name)
  • Parent/Guardian identification (e.g., CA driver’s license, passport)

More information on enrollment and new registration in the Davis Joint Unified School District can be found here.

In some years, more children register than there are spaces available in the program. In this event, all children registered during the scheduled Kindergarten registration window established by the DJUSD will be entered into a lottery system to determine placement. All students registered during that window enter the lottery on equal terms, it does not matter what time of the day you register. If you apply after the scheduled registration window, your child will be added to the end of any existing waiting list for the Montessori Program.  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.

Entering the Montessori Program for Grades 1-6

Students older than kindergarten may enter the Montessori program on a case-by-case basis depending on available space, as well as previous experience in Montessori programs.

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.

For more information or to schedule a school tour, please contact Principal Jim Knight: 530-757-5395.

If you would like a Montessori parent's perspective, please feel free to e-mail our Board Members on our Contact page .

​Kindergarten Registration is held in the Birch Lane Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) each year in February. Kindergarten Registration dates for all schools in the DJUSD are announced in the fall of each year.

Kindergarten Registration

School Tours


Montessori Information Night

Important Dates

School tours are held during school hours and will give parents a change to see classrooms in action. Both Neighborhood (traditional) and Montessori classrooms will be visited. Group tours are held in January and February annually. Exact dates will be announced in January 2020. 

If you would like to join a group tour, or if you want to arrange an individual tour during a different time of year, please call the school at (530) 757-5395 to reserve a spot.

Come learn about the program. Parents will be there to share their experiences and teachers will open their classrooms and answer any questions you may have.

Information nights are scheduled by the Davis Joint Unified School District for each school and program in Davis.  The next information night will be announced in the fall of 2019.