Cottonwood ALC is expanding!


We are making room for more play and adventure at our new location, 600 N. Park Avenue Helena, Montana. Our new schoolhouse acts as the home base for all students and provides more discreet spaces for focused work, a dedicated classroom for our youngest learners and fluid indoor outdoor access. We are bubbling with excitement thinking about the possibilities this new location will offer the Cottonwood Kids.


We are keeping the current storefront at 322 Fuller Avenue. We will use the storefront on a daily basis for cooking, larger class offerings and with plans to expand the maker space it is sure to keep buzzing with activity. The storefront will also become our designated community space where we will host get togethers for parents, after-school programming, education documentary screenings, lectures about the importance of play and more. This space is also open for use by our Community Members.

Self-Directed Education is a whole life process and practice. It’s not just for kids. Community Membership is now available for individuals or organizations looking to build community and offer learning opportunities for people of any age. email: for more information.

Thanks for growing with us!