Golden Oak Montessori Of Hayward

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Admission Information 2021-22

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About Golden Oak Montessori  

Golden Oak Montessori is a public charter school in the Hayward Unified School District serving 1st-8th grades. There is no tuition to attend Golden Oak Montessori. Learn more about our school by Watching Our Video (4 mins) or viewing our Informational Presentation. 



Application Process for 2021-22 School Year

Admission offers to Golden Oak Montessori is done through a random lottery process. Priority in the lottery is given to families residing in the Hayward Unified School District; however, applicants from other cities and schools are welcome to apply. 


The deadline for the application for 2021-22 admission lottery was Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. After the admission lottery is complete, late applications will be accepted; however, these applications will only be utilized if the waiting list from the original lottery for that grade level is exhausted. Check back on March 15, 2021 for the link to submit a late application.


The Admission Lottery is on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. This is a public lottery conducted via Zoom which you can view live with this public lottery night link. After the lottery is run, you can view the lottery results here by selecting your student's grade level. In addition, families will be emailed with their student's placement on the waiting list on March 5. On lottery night only grade 1 students are offered enrollment. All other grade levels are placed on a waiting list and students are offered admission based on returning student re-enrollment.


Golden Oak Montessori uses LotterEase, a randomized admission lottery software, for administering our admission lottery.  


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If you have questions, please email or call 510.931.7868.



All Applicants Welcome

As a charter school, Golden Oak Montessori, shall not discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school for any reason. Learn more.



Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Montessori?
When you walk into a Montessori classroom, you will notice differences to a traditional classroom liked mixed age students, specialized Montessori materials, students working independently, and teachers working with students individually or in small groups. To learn more about Montessori, please visit our Montessori Methodology page or watch these videos provided by the American Montessori Society. 


Do I have to live in the Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) to attend Golden Oak Montessori?

No. Applicants from other school districts are welcome to apply. However, the lottery process is weighted to give families residing in the HUSD priority. The HUSD has a boundary look up map online where you can enter your address and see what school you are assigned to attend. 


Does Golden Oak Montessori have a Kindergarten class?
No. Golden Oak Montessori begins with Grade 1.


How old must a student be to enroll in Grade 1?
Students must be six years of age by September 1 to enroll in Grade 1.  This is a requirement of the California Department of Education. Learn more.


What Our Parents Have to Say: 

"We are so happy with Golden Oak and it's a pleasure to be part of a school community that feels like a family."

"I'm so pleased my daughter is at Golden Oak. She is thriving, and our family really feels the community of parents and school staff are on the same wavelength as us...we are all working together to help the child grow and develop."

"This school is means everything to our family! Before Golden Oak our daughter lost the love for learning as she felt unheard and not challenged at her other school. Then when we came to this school she found that spark and the spark turned into a blaze....She is constantly seeking out encyclopedias and history based books and books that encourage critical thinking. Thank you Golden Oak!"

"We are incredibly grateful and pleased with the education and experience our child is receiving at Golden Oak Montessori. We have seen improvements in his behavior and enthusiasm about his education."  

"Both my children have had phenomenal experiences in lower elementary. In particular, our younger child, currently in third grade, is thriving beyond our greatest expectations."