Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education

Golestan is committed to teaching Iranian Language and Culture to children while helping other communities in their efforts to raise curious, confident, generous, kind, compassionate, dignified, and altruistic children with the following offerings:

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.

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

The Golestan Collaborative (Colab)

The Golestan Collaborative (Colab) provides support and expertise to all communities interested in the Golestan methodologies and pedagogy. It  produces teaching materials, shares literature and research on the subjects of child development and bilingualism, and offers probono consulting to individuals and schools building progressive schools of all languages.

If you would like assistance starting a similar school in your own community, please email Colab@golestanKids.com.

For more information about our Colab services and projects please visit our Colab page.


“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