Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward
- Public School
- Castro Valley, CA
- 1 review
Alum: I graduated from here in 2017. The community and staff are great, but since it's Montessori, only the students whom have an interest in doing well, benefit from this kind of teaching. Also, since it is a charter school, we did not have many extracurricular or other non-academic programs.
The middle school is 7th and 8th grade. In the small community, I was able to make connections and build strong bonds with my peers and teachers. The middle school is very good at preparing their students for high school. So well, actually, that the students generally have less of a struggle in high school. Unfortunately, the work load is a lot, which causes a decent amount of stress among the students, particularly when concerning group work. There is a group assignment every week, which gets stressful. Fortunately the teachers and staff are willing to aid the students in developing healthy stress relief habits and developing a strong work ethic.
- 249 Students
- 249:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Faith Ringgold School Of Arts And Science
- Hayward Unified School District, CA
- 6 reviews
Parent: All these reviews are old and clearly do not reflect the leadership change of 2016-2017.
True the building is old! However I have found that every teacher there regularly goes above and beyond to ensure student success. My kids have been tutored after school, taken on multiple field trips and enrolled in both STEM and Chess clubs...all outside of school hours and on teachers own time.
I've seen parents encourage their kids to curse and disrespect teachers, the SRO and to ignore homework, yet blame teachers when their child doesnt get grades they are proud of.
Ultimately it is parents that advocate for and ensure their students have access to the education they most want them to have...blaming overworked, underpaid teachers or an aging building is the easy way out. This school is small enough for each kid to get personalized attention, but without parental support the path to success is that much harder
- 132 Students
- 22:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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