"Having both a secular and Jewish education at GOA really helped prepare me for college as well as life after college."
Shira K., Class of 2011

Learn How GOA Nurtures Students Passions

    • GOA Nurtures Students' Passions
At Golda Och Academy, the admissions process is one of mutual discovery. We learn about our applicants, their passions, needs, and level of comfort with varied academic disciplines. We select students who will most benefit from our dual curriculum and intimate style of learning. We seek students for whom we can provide an educational environment that develops their full potential. For students applying to upper grades, candidates who demonstrate the potential to participate actively and positively to our community get top priority.

At Golda Och Academy, we take ample time to review each application and get to know the “whole student.” Depending on the grade and corresponding admissions requirements, we look for learners who have had demonstrable academic success, and we gauge this through an interview, a review of grades and test scores, and teacher recommendations. As you find out about us, we encourage you to ask us questions and also to pose them to yourself. Will you be challenged and fulfilled through a dual education? Does a Jewish-oriented educational philosophy serve the needs of both yourself and your family, with its emphasis on community, warmth, and academic rigor?

We offer open houses, generous affordability programs, and a transparent and accessible admissions process for applicants from Pre-Kindergarten through the Upper School. Our applications are available exclusively online, and we are here to answer questions and assist you in the admissions process from your first visit through the submission of the application. Please contact us to schedule a tour, to sign up for one of our Open Houses, and to learn more about the value of a Golda Och Academy education.
The GO Connect program makes it easy for students from a variety of Jewish educational backgrounds to join our vibrant and rigorous dual curriculum. We transition students gradually to build Jewish literacy, featuring individualizedand flexible courses to connect every Jewish learner to our rich tradition. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions, 973-602-3601.

Our Admissions Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Gail Shapiro 

    Director of Admissions and Community Outreach
    Brandeis University - BA, Magna Cum Laude
    Emory University School of Law - JD
    NJAIS Leadership Institute
  • Mara Suskauer 

    Director of Admissions - Lower School
    Kennesaw State University - BA
    New York University - MPA
  • Aubrey Keene 

    Admissions and Outreach Coordinator
    Bellarmine University - BA
    Seton Hall University - MA