Tuition & Value

Why GOA?

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.
"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."
Gloria R., Class of 2014

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 nationally recognized 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. 

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.
"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."
Oren F., Class of 2013

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.
 
We invite you to visit our school and find out more about our outstanding program for grades Pre-K through 12. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our school at  973-602-3601 or admissions@goldaochacademy.org.

College Acceptances and Alumni Voices

The results of a Golda Och Academy education can be found in our Upper School Profile and from our Alumni Voices.

2018-2019 Tuition

Base Tuition     Per Year   Per Month
Pre-K $14,000   $1,167
Grades K-5 $22,250   $1,854
Grades 6-8 $27,220   $2,268
Grades 9-11 $33,400   $2,783
Grade 12 $28,200   $2,350

$3.6 million awarded annually for tuition reduction and scholarships

Additional Fees

List of 11 items.

  • After School Programs

    Lower School students can optionally participate in either an aftercare program or an after-school enrichment program. Costs vary per day/class. Learn more...
  • Athletics

    Students who participate in high school athletic sports will be charged $75 annually
  • Building Maintenance Fee

    Students in Grades 1-12 will be charged $2,000 annually (or $1,000 in two payments). Families with more than one child enrolled will only be charged $2,000 annually.
  • Bus Transportation

    Round TripOne Way or
    Half Year
    Senior
    One Way
    Bergen County$5,200$3,120$1,560
    Essex County*$4,245$2,547$1,274
    Middlesex County$5,200$3,120$1,560
    Morris County$5,200$3,120$1,560
    Passaic County$5,200$3,120$1,560
    Somserset County$5,835$3,501$1,751
    Union County$4,900$2,940$1,470
    Central Stop Credit**($1,500)(750)(375)

    * West Orange, Livingston, and South Orange/Maplewood residents are eligibile 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.
  • Class Trips & Activities

    Grade 5 Class Trip to Philadelphia$45
    Grade 5 Torah Reading Kiddush$25
    Grade 6 Class Environmental Trip$350
    Grade 8 Class Trips and Activities$350
  • Internship (Grade 12)

    The cost for Grade 12 students to enroll in the February-May internships is $2,000. Learn more...
  • Lunch

    In the Lower School, the Parents' Association sponsors a hot lunch program catered by a local Kosher restaurant. Average daily price is around $6.

    In the Upper School, students can purchase ordered food from local Kosher establishments. Prices vary from $4 to $8 per lunch item.
  • Na'ale (Grade 9)

    The cost for Grade 9 students to enroll in the 10-day Na'ale program is $2,600. Financial assistance through the Eric F. Ross z'l Grant is available. Learn more...
  • Neshama (Grade 12)

    The cost for Grade 12 students to enroll in the 3-month Neshama program is $14,500. Financial assistance through the Eric F. Ross z'l Grant is available. Learn more...
  • Shabbaton (Grades 9-12)

    Students in Grades 9-12 will be charged $250 annually to participate in Shabbaton.
  • Shabbatonim (Grades 10-12)

    Students in Grades 10-12 will be charged $250 annually to participate in Shabbatonim.