Schools in Hayward
A hallmark of Hayward’s development as a city is its embrace of “cradle-to-career” learning and it is one of the few cities in California to have both a community college and a state university.
A student’s educational journey begins with the Hayward Unified School District, serving approximately 20,000 students. The district offers programs in bilingual education, dual language immersion, career pathways and college readiness. Its focus on arts education for all students brings the opportunity to explore instrumental arts, theater and visual arts, among others. An exciting era is on the horizon with various state-of-the-art facilities under construction, including STEAM buildings at each high school campus. HUSD celebrates the community’s diversity and creates an engaging educational environment that prepares Hayward youth for college, career, and life.
Private school education includes 10 preschools and elementary schools. California Crosspoint Academy is a Christian middle and high school known for excellence in academics. Moreau Catholic High School is a Holy Cross college-preparatory institution where nearly all graduating students advance to higher education. Silver Oak High School is a public Montessori charter school that provides a college preparatory education. All Saints Catholic School is a kindergarten-to-eighth-grade parish school, established in 1947, and St. Joachim is a preschool-to-eighth-grade Catholic school established in 1958.
Chabot College is a comprehensive community college where 13,000 students of all ages and backgrounds receive a quality education at an affordable price. Students choose from more than 160 associate degrees and career training programs. The college awards associate degrees and certificates, and specializes in university transfer, workforce training and lifelong learning. Chabot partners with private and public sector industries to build workforce development opportunities to help meet the need for a skilled workforce.
California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a personalized learning environment and more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The university has 14,800 students with a mission that centers on providing a diverse student population with rich, culturally relevant learning experiences that prepare them for meaningful life work; to meet the educational needs and contribute to the vitality of Hayward, the East Bay, the state, the nation and globally; and to nurture philanthropy that transforms students’ lives and empowers future generations.
Life Chiropractic College West offers the doctor of chiropractic degree and is internationally recognized for leadership and innovation in chiropractic training.
Other educational institutions serving Hayward include Carrington College, which offers certificate and associate degree programs toward health care careers; the University of San Francisco’s campus in nearby Pleasanton; and Unitek College, which offers programs in vocational nursing and medical assisting.
More options for lifelong learning are available through the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program and the Hayward Unified School District’s Center for Education and Careers (adult school).