Application Process

Five Simple Steps

List of 5 items.

  • 1 - Visit our campus

    Please contact us to schedule an individual tour - it's the best way to get to know GOA!
  • 2 - Fill out the application

    Our application is available exclusively online, and we are here to assist you in the admissions process from your first visit through the submission of the application. If you need assistance with the application fee ($125) please contact us.
  • 3 - Provide requested documentation

    Requirements vary by grade and may include prior school records, assessments, letters of recommendation, and a graded writing sample.
  • 4 - Schedule your student assessment or student visiting day

    Our goal is to insure that GOA is the right academic fit for each student. Student assessments and visiting days give us a snapshot of each prospective student, providing us additional information to determine success in our unique program.

    For more information, contact Sari Allen in the Admissions Office at or 973-602-3645.
  • 5 - Admissions Decisions and Enrollment

    Once an admissions file is complete, it is reviewed by our Admissions Committee. Depending on your application (priority consideration, general admission) GOA will begin notifying families starting in mid-January and ending in mid-March. We look forward to getting to know you, working with you throughout the process, and helping you make the decision that is best for your family.

Important Dates

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted!

All applications received after December 10, 2021 will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to space availability

Helpful Tips

Pre-K candidates must reach their fourth birthday by October 1, 2022

Kindergarten candidates must reach their fifth birthday by October 1, 2022

All candidates must be fully-immunized based on New Jersey State requirements

The Enrollment application is only available online. If you need technical assistance, please contact

The Financial Aid application (if applicable) must be submitted concurrent with the Enrollment application. Both are due on or before December 10, 2021.

Teacher Recommendations

You can send the form to the teacher from the online application portal by selecting the Send Request button found in your Checklist. Completed forms from the teacher are due back to GOA by January 14, 2022.