: Apply for admission
online along with the $125 application fee by December 15, 2017
. If appropriate, apply for one of our tuition reduction programs by December 31, 2017
(visit our GO Affordable page
). If moving to Greater MetroWest (Morris, Union, Sussex, Essex and parts of Somerset Counties), you may also apply for the $1800 Move-In Grant
from The Greater MetroWest Day School Initiative.
Step 4: Submit Teacher Recommendation Information. Once you provide contact information for the applicant’s current English, Math and Judaics Studies teachers in our online application, we will send those recommenders our specific recommendation form. Students who are new to day school should provide us with contact information for a Jewish professional who knows the student academically.
Step 5: Submit a graded writing sample. This may be any writing the applicant chooses (poem, book report, essay, etc.), but must be one completed this year. Please indicate the class, assignment, and why you chose this particular writing sample.
: Schedule a school visit and interview by e-mailing or calling Gail Shapiro
, Director of Admissions and Outreach (973-602-3626). Students will visit for an entire day and will be hosted by students in the applicant’s current grade and the grade to which they are applying. Applicants will be interviewed during the visiting day by one or more of the following: the Director of Admissions, a Guidance Counselor, Middle School Director, or Upper School Principal.
: For students new to day school, also contact Ms. Shapiro
to schedule a parent interview with the Principal, Mrs. Shapiro, and the chair of our Judaic Studies Department.
: Arrange to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) by December 15, 2017
. Note that GOA will be a Sunday test site for the ISEE for students applying to high school on November 19, 2017
. Students must sign up for the ISEE by going to www.iseetest.org
Step 9: Priority admission decisions will be emailed on February 16, 2018 and regular decisions on March 2, 2018. If your child is admitted, priority enrollment decisions are due by March 2, 2018 and regular enrollment decisions are due on March 16, 2018.