Persian Language Immersion Preschool and

Multilingual International Elementary  School.


We have the vision. We have the plan. Now we need you.



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 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.  For more information about our elementary school please click here.

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.

Conveniently located in the Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito Corridor in the East Bay, we are located just two blocks north of Kensington Circle.

We are Kind.  We are Mindful.  We are Courageous.

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.

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October 10, 2019 – Golestan was selected as the Best Nonprofit in El Cerrito for 2019.

January 16, 2020 – Golestan receives Best of Berkeley 2020 award for its preschool.


“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