Kindergarten Registration


Wednesday February 14, 2018 4:00 - 6:00 pm, in the Birch Lane MPR. See information below for details.

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.

Important Dates

Montessori Information Night

Thursday February 8, 2018, 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.


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 early 2018 are as follows: Jan 30, Feb 1, and Feb 5; all tours start at 9:00 am

Please call the school at (530) 757-5395 to reserve a spot.

School Tours

Any DJUSD student may register for Birch Lane Montessori during spring kindergarten registration for the Davis schools.

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 waitlisted 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 .