Parent Testimonials:

“The positive reinforcement that exists at Golestan is a breath of fresh air. The staff! every single person has the right approach of giving, and that’s an understatement, the school is filled with pure love, kindness along with compassion, confidence that is truly irreplaceable.”

“Seeing how much my children love to go to Golestan and the incredible greeting they receive from the friends and teachers is truly special.”

“The language development has been mind blowing. Our kids have such an incredible vocabulary and are able to connect with Iranian relatives in ways I could never have imagined because they share the language and even know the same songs. It’s beautiful and powerful”

“The teachers radiate kindness and affection towards the children and the children adopt these attitudes towards each other. They learn how to resolve their own conflicts. They are amazingly empathetic towards others (friends, strangers, animals, plants and insects!). The children are taught to be comfortable with the heritage without necessarily thinking of themselves a different or special. They are appreciated for their individual uniqueness but not over-valued in a way that encourages narcissism.”

“The fresh food that is prepared¬† for these children is fabulous!”

“Golestan strikes a great balance between honoring heritage culture while embracing the modern sensibilities of Berkeley and Bay Area culture. You have also created a vibrant and supportive community that has become a key part of our family’s life. We treasure this and feel blessed to be a part of it.”