School tours are held during school hours and will give parents a change to see classrooms in action. Both Neighborhood and Montessori classrooms can be visited.
Dates for tours in 2019 are January 29, January 31, February 1, February 12 and February 14.
Please call the school at (530) 757-5395 to reserve a spot.
Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00-8:00 pm, Birch Lane School Multipurpose Room
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.
To register your child for kindergarten, you need to gather the following required documents and proof of residency and bring them with you to registration:
Proof of Residency
To verify residency, parents/guardians must provide one item from each category when enrolling their student in a DJUSD school. All addresses on the documents must match the address of your DJUSD residence.
DJUSD Required Registration Documents
Once you have established residency within the Davis Joint Unified School District you will go to Birch Lane School to enroll your student.
Be sure to bring your completed Pre-Enrollment document along with all of the required documents listed below. You can download all of these documents at the DJUSD website here.
In addition to the above documents, be sure to bring the following:
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 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 .
Kindergarten Registration is a district-wide event and occurs on the same day, at the same time at all DJUSD Elementary Schools each year. You must register at the campus at which you plan to enroll.
New for 2019: Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2019 enrollment must complete Pre-Enrollment prior to attending TK or Kindergarten Registration on February 19. Pre-enrollment will open on February 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. More information on Kindergarten registration and pre-enrollment can be found on the Davis Joint Unified School District page.
Kindergarten registration for the Montessori program is Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:30 - 3:30 pm, in the Birch Lane MPR. Any DJUSD student may register for Birch Lane Montessori during spring kindergarten registration for the Davis schools.