Golden Oak Montessori Of Hayward

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Thank you for your interest in Golden Oak Montessori School!

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.

Admission to Golden Oak is by lottery only. The lottery for each school year takes place in the Spring prior to the school year starting. Lottery priority is given to families residing in the Hayward Unified School District or a Montessori school; however, applicants from other cities and schools are welcome to apply.


To learn more about Golden Oak Montessori and the application process, parents must attend a Parent Information Meeting. Further details on Montessori education and the application process, including the application forms, will be provided at the meeting.


Prospective Parent Information Meetings:  

Information sessions will be held:

- Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6 p.m.

- Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6 p.m.

- Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6 p.m.


For more information on Golden Oak Montessori and the Montessori method of teaching, please view our website or call the office for more details.  


Application Deadline:

Applications can be picked up in the main office between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Applications to Golden Oak Montessori, including supporting documents, are due by Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4 p.m.


Admission Lottery:

The Admission Lottery will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6-7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend, but it is not required. Students selected in the lottery to receive admission to GO will be notified.



If you have questions, please email or call 510.931.7868.



Frequently Asked Questions:


1. Do I need to register to attend the Prospective Parent Information Meeting?
There is no need to pre-register. Please note this is a parent-focused presentation, but children are welcome to attend.


2. How can I get an application form?
Application forms are distributed at the Information Nights. After the last Information Night, applications may be picked up at the Golden Oak Montessori Front Office.


3. Can I tour the school or observe a class?
Yes. At the Prospective Parent Information Meeting we will provide instructions for signing up for a school tour and classroom observation. It is not required to participate in this activity, but it is encouraged.


4. 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 or a Montessori school priority. Applicants from other school districts are welcome to apply.


5. 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.


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


7. How old must a student be to enroll in Grade 1?
Students must be six years of age by September 1, 2019 to enroll in Grade 1.