August 13, 2013 > Silver Oak Montessori opening
Silver Oak Montessori opening
Submitted By Steve Gayle
Silver Oak High School, a new Montessori public charter high school, is opening August 26th on the Sunset High School campus in Hayward for freshman and sophomore classes. This will be the only free Montessori high school in the entire East Bay.
A public information session will be held at the Golden Oak /Eden YMCA campus on Thursday, August 15. Golden Oak Elementary/Middle School has been in operation as a free Montessori elementary school since 2009 and many Golden Oak parents are founders/parents of Silver Oak. Applications are available at Golden Oak Montessori, 951 Palisade Street, Hayward or www.silveroakmontessori.org.
Montessori education is designed to let the student learn at their pace because school is not one-size-fits-all. Recent articles about overcrowding in the schools and the crushing homework burden effect on kids are reasons for the new school. Although Montessori students have a low homework requirement, they tend to perform well. The Montessori emphasis is on knowledge rather than rote memorization, test-taking, or homework; mentoring is encouraged among the students with appropriate teacher supervision; cooperation and time with the family are encouraged to create a calm school environment.
Silver Oak High School informational meeting
Thursday, Aug 15
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Golden Oak /Eden YMCA
951 Palisade Street, Hayward
Espanol: (510) 470-1443