Golestan Education

The mission of Golestan Education is to support the development of curious, creative, and altruistic children through experiential and heuristic learning, with a special focus on heritage language immersion and cultural education. Golestan Education aims to do this through the following offerings: Golestan Kids:  The mission of Golestan Kids is to give children a deep understanding and respect for the world they live in, through hands-on activities in our recreational program.  The child’s entire experience is guided by a rich and comprehensive curriculum.  At Golestan, the children are fully immersed in Persian language and Iranian culture, while being in a positive and nurturing environment.   Golestan Colab:  The Golestan Colab empowers and supports educators, parents, and communities to create their ideal learning environment for children by offering pro-bono consultancy and resources in the following areas: 1) the integration and application of hands-on and experiential learning practices and approaches, and 2) language immersion and cultural education.   For more information about our Colab services and projects please visit our Colab page. Click here to learn more about the Golestan Stories AudiobookA Golestan Colab production, Golestan Stories is a collection of ten original and adapted stories written and narrated in Persian.

NEW!  Multilingual International Elementary School – Now enrolling for September 2018.  

For more information about our new primary school please click here.   February 1, 2016 – Golestan was selected as a “pioneering Changemaker School” by Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. The Ashoka Foundation recognized Golestan for the work we do to empower children with the skills they need to be changemakers in our rapidly changing world. Specifically, Golestan was selected for serving as a model for cultivating empathy, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving.
We are thankful to the Ashoka Foundation for the honor and privilege of being a part of a network of such inspiring schools all over the globe. For more information on Ashoka, please click here. Ashoka logo
“I am a firm supporter of Golestan 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 Golestan.” – Maz Jobrani, Actor & Comedian