Golestan School

Our preschool and elementary school give children a deep understanding and respect for the world they live in, through a fully integrated, experiential approach to teaching.
The child`s entire experience is guided by a rich and comprehensive curriculum.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded2008
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions Directoreija ramos

School Notes

  • The elementary school focuses on the beauty of humanity and all that we share in common and celebrates the heritages and cultures of each community.  While building a strong academic foundation in each child, we are creating a microcosm of the global society we envision for a peaceful future.
  • As of September 1st, 2018, Golestan is an International Baccalaureate* (IB) candidate school for the Primary Years Program (PYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School in 2021. IB World Schools share a common philosophy a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education.
  • The school curriculum integrates research-based best practices in the classroom (both indoors and outdoors) such as Common Core and NCSS Science Standards, with a hands-on, experiential pedagogy. Our elementary school is the place where students nurture their love of learning, their humanity, and their innate sense of justice. It is a school where every child is a changemaker who is empowered to create positive change by being resourceful, kind, innovative, conscious, creative, and engaged. It is a school where the individual child and the collective community of children are equally valued.
  • This idyllic space, with complex chemistry in cooking class, abstract math in the maker`s lab, and hands-on messy science, feels more like a beautiful home than an institution. It is a place that smells like baked bread, tastes like fresh greens, and sounds like the United Nations.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Golestan School is Tilden Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is KSS Immersion Preschool of Albany (0.5 miles away)
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  • Albany
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.5 miles
    1331 Portland Avenue
    Albany, CA 94706
    (877) 442-2555
    0.5 NS-PK
    n/a
  • Berkeley
    Grades: K | 18 students
    0.8 miles
    52 Arlington Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94707
    (510) 527-1278
    0.8 K
    18
  • Albany
    Grades: 6-12 | 88 students
    0.9 miles
    1231 Solano Ave
    Albany, CA 94706
    (510) 525-5506
    0.9 6-12
    88
  • Berkeley
    Step One School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 119 students
    1.1 miles
    499 Spruce Street
    Berkeley, CA 94708
    (510) 527-9021
    1.1 PK-K
    119
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: PK-8 | 494 students
    1.4 miles
    960 Avis Drive/2060 Tapscott Ave.
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
    (510) 809-9000
    1.4 PK-8
    494

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