Tuition & Value

2024-2025 Tuition

Base Tuition     Per Year   Per Month
Pre-K $18,000   $1,500
Grades K-5 $29,330   $2,444
Grades 6-8 $33,995   $2,833
Grades 9-11 $39,995   $3,333
Grade 12 $33,995   $2,833

$4.5 million awarded annually for tuition reduction and scholarships

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  • Additional Fees

    After School Programs
    Lower School students can optionally participate in either an aftercare program or an afterschool enrichment program. Costs vary per day/class.


    Students who participate in upper school athletic sports will be charged $150 per sport, annually.

    Building Maintenance Fee
    Students in Grades 1-12 will be charged a one-time fee of $2,000 (or $1,000 in two payments). Families with more than one child enrolled will only be charged $2,000 (one time) in their lifetime in the school.

    Security Fee
    Students in Grades PK – 12 will be charged an annual fee of $500, families with three or more children will be capped at $1,200 for this fee.

    Grade Level Activity Fees
    Grade 5 ($100)
    Grade 6 ($475)
    Grade 7 ($300)
    Grades 8-12 ($700)

    Internship (Grade 12)
    The cost for Grade 12 students to enroll in the February-May internships is $2,000.

    Na'ale (Grade 9)
    The cost for Grade 9 students to participate in the 10-day trip to Israel is $3,600. Financial assistance through the Eric F. Ross z'l Grant is available.

    Neshama (Grade 12)
    The cost for Grade 12 students to enroll in the three-month experience beginning in Poland and ending in Israel is $14,850 (inclusive of laundry and extra baggage fees). Financial assistance through the Eric F. Ross z"l Grant is available.
  • Bus Transportation

    Round TripOne Way or
    Half Year
    One Way
    Bergen County$5,520$3,312$1,656
    Essex County*$4,500$2,700$1,350
    Middlesex County$5,520$3,312$1,656
    Morris County$5,520$3,312$1,656
    Passaic County$5,520$3,312$1,656
    Union County$5,200$3,120$1,560
    Central Stop Credit**($1,500)(750)(375)

    * West Orange and Livingston residents are eligible for busing provided by the towns. This fee schedule is for residents of other Essex County towns who require private transportation.

    ** If you are required to drop-off and pick-up at a central stop that is not in your town, you can receive a credit against the bus fee. This credit will be applied once all routes are finalized and will not be reflected at the time of enrollment.

    The one-way fee is more than 50% of the round trip fee due to a discount built-in for round trip transportation.

Academic Excellence

Golda Och Academy is a rich, comprehensive learning environment for students in grades Pre-K through 12. We provide students and their families with classroom instruction integrated with Jewish identity and knowledge. As one of the top preparatory schools in New Jersey, our outstanding academic curriculum implemented by our caring, hardworking faculty prepares students for the finest colleges and universities.

At every level, academic learning is enriched by special subjects, such as art, music, and physical education. A vigorous STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, based in part on the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network curriculum that emphasizes real-world problem-based learning, is key to what we do across all disciplines. Varied venues of learning — in classrooms, at extracurricular activities, and on trips —capture the enthusiasm and interest of students at every age and phase of development and promote their love of learning, leadership skills and social and academic self-confidence.
    • 2 upper school students working on a STEM project

    • Group of lower school students gathered around a teacher at a table

Gloria Rothenberg '13

In addition to the tight-knit community created by the school, it instills its students with strong Jewish identities. Because of GOA, I was confident enough to understand Judaism’s prominent role in my life.
    • Group of children reaching for a candle - Havdalah

Jewish Education and Values

Our students are engaged in learning from a global perspective and through a Jewish lens, within rigorous study of texts, Hebrew literacy and observing mitzvot. Our Israel education program, with the opportunity for high school students to travel to Israel in 9th and 12th gradescreates a lifelong relationship with Israel and its people. Our students understand the concepts of derekh eretz (respect for oneself and others) and tikkun olam (making the world a better place). Golda Och Academy students become proud and motivated global citizens and leaders of their communities. 

Oren Fliegelman '11

At GOA, we learned to investigate issues, challenge assumptions,pick apart theories, and formulate opinions. These tools have been the base for everything that I’ve done since I graduated, ranging from studying the origins of Jewish identification badges to tackling beginning Arabic to becoming a freelance journalist. Even more importantly, we were taught these skills in an environment that prized learning for learning’s sake. Just three years after graduation, I know that my Schechter education is one of the best gifts my parents could have given.

Warm and Nurturing Environment

At Golda Och Academy, our students do more than just learn. Nurturing relationships with teachers in small class sizes enable our students to build an identity as individuals and members of the community. We guide each student to achieve his or her unique intellectual, creative and social potential through an enduring commitment to academic excellence and Jewish learning, always focusing on the individual needs of each learner.
    • Teacher with young children

State-of-the-Art Facilities

We provide an optimum learning environment in newly renovated and expanded campuses with facilities that enable and promote a modern education. Our classrooms are equipped with computers, SMART Boards, iPads, and ceiling projectors as valuable tools in the learning process. Other resources include technology-enhanced libraries, art studios, music studios, science labs, technology labs and modern, renovated gymnasiums.