The mission of Good Shepherd Academy is to provide a sound foundation of Christian ethics and intellectual achievement, within an atmosphere of Gospel-centered values.
We consider it of utmost importance that each student be allowed to reach his/her best potential.
Good Shepher Academy commits itself to strengthen integrity, self-awareness, Catholic identity and respect for de dignity of each person.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Good Shepherd Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
325 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Good Shepherd Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Good Shepherd Academy's ranking?

Good Shepherd Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Good Shepherd Academy?

The application deadline for Good Shepherd Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
GSA is a family setting with close attention paid to leadership, respect and the love of God. Saluting the flag and singing our patriotic songs are also held top priority. A dedicated teaching staff to include art, music, computers and gym activities are all part of making GSA a fun and loving school for your child. Our principal is a breath of fresh air and a shining star!
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5  
We enrolled our daughter for kindergarten this year. Our public schools were all virtual. Good Shepherd was open full time. We were not planning on staying for first grade. Since we live right next door to our public school in town. However, the education and the attention my daughter has received here has been far beyond our expectations! We are extremely happy with GSA and have met so many wonderful families! We love the diversity our child is experiencing ! We LOVE her teacher! The Staff and the clergy are amazing! We will be staying at GSA in the fall!
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5  
My son love the school. He started this first grade knowing only little of English and now he is in 5th grade and one of the best students. Teachers are very friendly, they care about their students and they are very dedicated to what they are doing. I would highly recommend this school.
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5  
I love this school. My son is currently in 5th grade, he has been attending since kindergarten. It has always been an open and loving learning environment. My son has ADHD and learning challenges. The services he receives are outstanding and he is happy and thriving, What more could a parent ask for,
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $21,233 for elementary schools and $22,820 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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