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.



Admission Information Sessions 

Please join us for an information session to learn more about Golden Oak Montessori and the admission process. Information sessions (online via Zoom) are offered on the following dates. A Spanish translation call in line is available at all meetings.


Tues, December 8, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. - CLICK HERE FOR MEETING LINK
Tues, January 12, 2021 from 6-7 p.m.
Tues, February 9, 2021 from 6-7 p.m.


Learn more about Golden Oak Montessori by Watching Our Video (4 mins).



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.


To submit an application for your student, please go to Golden Oak Montessori's LotterEase page and complete the parent/guardian registration form.  You will then be able to enter your student in a lottery for their 2021-22 grade level.


Applications for 2021-22 admission lottery are accepted through Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.


The Admission Lottery is on Thursday, March 4, 2021. This is a public lottery. Details on viewing the lottery will be sent to applicants closer to the lottery date.




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.



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 Golden Oak Montessori video. Prospective parents can also learn more by watching these videos provided by the American Montessori Society.



Frequently Asked Questions:


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.


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.


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.



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."


Submit a Lottery Application by Feb 26, 2021!