Alder Montessori

Alder Montessori is a tuition-free program with two classrooms serving 3- to 6-year-olds inside Alder Elementary School. Open to young children living in the Alder neighborhood, this program helps prepare students for their lifetime of learning using the Montessori method of education. 

The lottery process for Fall 2023 enrollment begins in early 2023. Registration for the lottery will be open January 15 – May 31, 2023 and parents will be notified of their child's placement in the program in July 2023.

If you have a child who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2023 and would like to enter the lottery for our program, please fill out the online form linked below:

Alder Montessori Interest Form

For more information about the lottery, or to learn more about the program, please contact Alder Montessori’s School Director, Shazia Abdulla, by calling or texting (503) 893.5598, or email

Alder Montessori Classroom