Golden Oak Montessori Of Hayward

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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.


Application Process 2020-21  
Admission to Golden Oak Montessori is by lottery only. Applications for 2020-21 were accepted through February 28 and the admission lottery took place on March 3, 2020. At this time, there is a waiting list for every grade. View the 2020-21 Admission Lottery Results.



Late Applications for 2020-21 

Late applications are accepted after March 1, 2020. In the event a grade level's waiting list is exhausted, a lottery of that grade's late applications will be conducted and students will be offered admission as spaces are available. You can submit a Late Application on Golden Oak Montessori's LotterEase page.




Golden Oak Montessori uses LotterEase, a randomized admission lottery software, for administering our admission lottery. Students selected in the lottery to receive admission offers are notified. View the 2020-21 Admission Lottery Results.


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If you have questions, please email or call 510.931.7868.



Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I have to live in the Hayward Unified School District to attend Golden Oak Montessori?
No. However, the lottery process is weighted to give families residing in the Hayward Unified School District priority. Applicants from other school districts are welcome to apply.


2. How do I know if I live within the Hayward Unified School District boundaries?
The HUSD has a boundary lookup map online where you can enter your address and see what school you are assigned to attend.


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


4 How old must a student be to enroll in Grade 1?
Students must be six years of age by September 1, 2020 to enroll in Grade 1.

What is Montessori?

When you walk into a Montessori classroom, you will notice many differences to a traditional classroom. To learn more, visit our Montessori Methodology page or watch our Sneak Peak in our classrooms video. Prospective parents can also learn more by watching these videos provided by the American Montessori Society.




What Our Parents Have to Say:

Here are quotes from our parent survey...

"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."



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.