Lewis & Clark Montessori is open to all families. Enrollment for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade occurs through the Charter School Public Lottery Process. This process occurs in the spring of each year for enrollment the following fall.

To enter the enrollment lottery, parents need to complete a lottery 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.)

Completed Applications may be (1) filled out online, (2) scanned and emailed to info@lcmcs.org, or (3) mailed to Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School, P.O. Box 365,  Gresham, OR 97030.

Charter schools are an educational choice for an alternative to the traditional public education 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. We also periodically schedule open houses (please contact us for more information).

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.