Application Process

Four Simple Steps

List of 4 items.

  • 1 - Complete the preliminary Online 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.
  • 2 - Visit our campus

    October 20, 2023: High School Open House
    November 10, 2023: Middle School Open House

    Please contact us to schedule an individual tour - it's the best way to get to know GOA!
  • 3 - Submit application components

    Requirements vary by grade and may include prior school records, assessments, letters of recommendation, and a graded writing sample.
  • 4 - 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.

Admissions Timeline

December 15, 2023
Preliminary Online Application Due
Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis

January 22, 2024
Application Components Due
Includes student visit and interview, student essay, school reports with an official transcript, ISEE test scores, and teacher recommendations

February 22, 2024
Decision Letter Release Date
Families will be notified by email with instructions on next steps

March 22, 2024
Family Decision Deadline
Families need to notify Golda Och Academy with their decision

May 5, 2024
Placement Testing
Enrolled students will be invited to take placement exams on this date

Helpful Tips

Pre-K candidates must reach their fourth birthday by October 1, 2024

Kindergarten candidates must reach their fifth birthday by October 1, 2024.

Students Applying to the Upper School (Grades 6 – 12) Can Register for the ISEE Exam here. Email for the registration code.

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