FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What type of school is Golda Och Academy?

    Golda Och Academy is an independent Pre-K through 12 Jewish Day School located in West Orange, New Jersey that offers a high quality, college-preparatory school experience while nurturing Jewish identity and knowledge. The Admissions office seeks to enroll highly motivated students who will take advantage of our rigorous dual curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
  • Q: When should I apply to Golda Och Academy?

    Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2017, to receive priority consideration for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please click on the Admissions tab to learn more about our admissions process and requirements.
  • Q: How many students attend Golda Och Academy?

    GOA enrolls approximately 550 students per year on two campuses (Lower School Campus for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade and Upper School Campus for 6th through 12th grades). The average class size is 18 students.
  • Q: What is the tuition at Golda Och Academy? What additional expenses should I expect?

    The tuition at GOA ranges from $12,050 for Pre-K and up to $30,565 for high school (grades 9-12). The only additional required fee is the Building Maintenance Fee which is a one -time fee of $2000 per family payable in two annual installments beginning in the First Grade or other later entry point. There may be fees for optional programs in the school as well.
  • Q: Is transportation available to GOA?

    Students who live between 2 and 20 miles from the school are eligible for bus transportation. Free bus transportation to GOA is provided to residents of Livingston, Maplewood, South Orange and West Orange by those towns. Private bus transportation from all other towns is available through Durham School Services. Transportation costs start from $3500 round-trip.
  • Q: How can I afford a Golda Och Academy education?

    Golda Och Academy strives to make a Jewish Day School education accessible to families along the economic spectrum. We award approximately $2.5 million each year in tuition reduction to our families. To qualify for tuition reduction, families must meet the eligibility criteria and must complete the application process
  • Q: Are there other types of scholarship available?

    Yes! Students who are applying for admission to 9th grade may also wish to apply for a Golda Och Academy Schechter Scholars Program. This scholarship is our most prestigious. Recipients of this scholarship will be deemed “Golda Och Academy Scholars” and will receive $1,800 a year each year of their high school career. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must complete the scholarship application process. Please click on Scholarship Program for scholarship information and application.
  • Q: How can I visit Golda Och Academy?

    There are three ways to visit GOA.

    1. Attend one of our Open Houses.
    2. For families unable to attend an Open House, personal tours are available by appointment. Please contact Mara Suskauer, Admissions Director, Lower School, to schedule a tour for grades Pre-K through 5. Please contact Gail Shapiro, Director of Admissions and Community Outreach to schedule a tour for grades 6 through 11.
    3. Applicants applying to Grades 6-11 must schedule a visit and interview as part of the application process.