Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education

Golestan is committed to teaching Iranian Language and Culture to children while helping other bicultural and/or Iranian communities in their efforts to raise bilingual children with the following offerings:

    1. Daily Persian/Farsi full language immersion program in Berkeley California:
      1. Preschool: Ages 2 to 4.9 years – click here for more info.
      2. After school: Ages K to 6th grade – click here for more info.
      3. Summer camp: Ages K to 6th grade – click here for more info.


  1. The Golestan Heritage Language Collaborative (Colab) provides support and expertise to all communities wanting to open similar programs. It also produces teaching materials, shares literature and research on the subjects of bilingualism and child development, and offers probono consulting to individuals and schools building language immersion schools for children.  If you would like assistance starting a similar school in your own community, please email Colab@golestanKids.com.

Now accepting preschool applications for Fall 2015 and onward.  For more information, please email info@golestanKids.com.

“I am a firm supporter of the Golestan school even though my own kids don’t go there. The only reason they don’t is because we don’t have a school like [this] in Los Angeles where I live.  When I visited the school I was so impressed with the progressive way in which they taught and the level of the kids’ fluency in Persian.  I honestly considered moving my family to Berkeley just so my kids could go to this school.”

– Maz Jobrani, Actor & Comedian