Lewis & Clark Montessori is open to all families. Enrollment occurs through the Charter School Public Lottery Process, which occurs in the spring of each year for enrollment the following fall. We are currently accepting Kindergarten enrollment applications for 2019-20. A limited number of spaces may also be available for 1st through 8th grade.

To enter the enrollment lottery, parents need to complete an application for each child they wish to enroll in the upcoming school year and return it to the school office by the date shown on the enrollment form. (Please note that students who have previously had an IEP with their home school will need to schedule an IEP team meeting to get team approval for placement at Lewis & Clark Montessori.)

Charter schools are an educational choice for an alternative to the traditional educational system, and each charter school is very different. In order to make an informed choice for their children’s education, we want parents to be familiar with the Montessori Method and understand the school’s expectations of students and families. We, like you, want to ensure a good fit for your child in this setting and to understand the critical role family plays in a student’s success at school. Prior to applying for enrollment, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the information about the various programs here on our website.

Schedule a Tour!

We conduct tours on Thursdays at 9:30 am. You will receive a brief introduction to the school and Montessori philosophy, take a quick peek in classrooms, and have a question and answer period. Each tour supports a limited number of participants, so please call the office at 503-427-0803 to reserve your place. Your child is welcome and encouraged to attend (but not required). 

If you would like to learn more about Montessori education and principles, visit our Why Montessori page, which has lots of great info for parents making this important decision. 

Open Houses We also periodically schedule open houses. Please check back for details.

Here’s the link to download an application