Golda Och Academy

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Golda Och Academy Photo #1 - Located in West Orange, New Jersey, Golda Och Academy is an accredited private independent school, educating students from Pre-K through 12th grade in a flexible and caring environment that nurtures their minds and their spirits. Our mission is to nurture the unique potential of each student through an exceptional Jewish and general studies education.
Golda Och Academy unlocks the potential of our students by cultivating their critical thinking skills and nurturing their intellectual curiosity through the study of the humanities, sciences, Judaics, and creative arts.
Our rigorous curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in Jewish literacy.
We develop a love of learning, a personal relationship with Israel, and a commitment to the betterment of the world through tikkun olam (repairing the world). Please contact us to arrange a tour of our school at 973-602-3601 or msuskauer@goldaochacademy.org.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 548 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1965

Student Body

Total Students
548 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Golda Och Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1340
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No shorts or tank tops permitted.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Tuition Notes
Please see our website for more information regarding tuition and affordability.
Admissions Director
Micah Gottlieb
Admissions Associate
Mara Suskauer

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Annual Coffeehouse/Talent Show, Band, Chamber Music Ensemble, Dance Team, Environmental Club, Fine Arts Club, Israel Club, Math Club, Molecular Biology Club, Silk Screening Club

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Community Service Clubs (several), Literary Magazine, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, Robotics, School Newspaper, Science Enrichment, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Musical Production, Choir, High School Musical, High School Play, Middle School Musical

School Notes

  • Located in West Orange, New Jersey, Golda Och Academy is an accredited private independent school, educating students from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade in a flexible and caring environment that nurtures their minds and their spirits. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, we ground a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism, while welcoming students and families from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses - one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School - located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 70 communities across New Jersey.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 548 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $21,968 for elementary schools and $18,036 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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