Cottonwood ALC is a community centered nonprofit facilitating fearless and free lifelong learning for all people.

Are we a school? Yes! Our K-12 school is an important piece of this mission. Our schoolhouse at 600 N Park Avenue acts as the home base of the school for our full-time learners.

Are we building a community? Yes! The Storefront at 322 Fuller Avenue acts as our community center that can be shared and programmed by various members of the greater Helena community. Local individuals, organizations and clubs who align with Cottonwood’s mission (facilitating fearless and free lifelong learning) may use the community center for events, meetups, classes, co-working, dance and movement workshops, film screenings, book clubs, knitting circles, and more.


In addition to opening the Storefront Community Center up to the community, we open spaces Cottonwood’s programming up to the homeschool and unschool community. The following workshops have space available. Click on the listing for a more complete description and to register.

Road Less Traveled: an Introduction to Fairytales

Mondays & Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm

September 8th - December 12th

Film and Philosophy

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am

September 9th - December 11th

Cottonwood ALC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or ethnic origin in administration, admission, or any associated activities.

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