High School

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GOA is not just a school. It’s a tight-knit community that focuses on the exploration of education and values through a Jewish lens. This community supported my continuous development by encouraging and enabling my participation in the arts, sports, literature and Jewish leadership. These experiences have enriched my life at Cornell University.
— Kineret B. ‘14
During the High School years, students move towards greater independence. Each year, they are expected to take more responsibility for their work and their own learning, including choosing from a rich list of elective courses. The academic goals are to fine-tune the students’ analytical skills and thinking processes so that they can approach a biblical text, a social studies primary document, or a physics problem independently and with confidence. This is a time for students both to gain competence in individual disciplines and to synthesize content and skills across those disciplines. The very same logical thinking that serves a student in discussion in Talmud class can be applied to solving proofs in geometry. College preparation lies at the forefront of our High School academics, and students from Golda Och Academy attend the finest colleges and universities.

Students at this level have the opportunity to explore Jewish and other cultures through travel. Ninth graders embark to Israel for Na'ale. Students partake in tikkun olam trips to New Orleans and Costa Rica, and the Neshama program allows seniors to spend three months in Israel.

Learn more about our Upper School curriculum, electives, the performance of the Class of 2019, and college acceptances and matriculation from the Classes of 2015-2018.

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