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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Address
1418 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Telephone
(973) 602-3600

Applying

Application Deadline
December 31
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,775
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Golda Och Academy

Golda Och Academy unlocks the potential of our students by cultivating their critical thinking skills and nurturing their intellectual curiosity through the study of the humanities, sciences, Judaics, and creative arts. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in Jewish literacy. We develop a love of learning, a personal relationship with Israel, and a commitment to the betterment of the world through tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Please explore our website, register for an admissions event, or call to schedule a private tour. We can't wait to meet you!

Golda Och Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
22 responses
Average ACT
31
45 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • The Play and Musical
    19%
  • Varsity Boys' Basketball Games
    15%
  • Celebrations for Purim and Chanukkah
    12%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Annual school dinner
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    C
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    535
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $93,954
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,450
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $370,200
    National
    $184,700

    Golda Och Academy Reviews

    49 reviews
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    GOA has been such a warm educational experience for my son. The community of parents, teachers, administrators have created a truly nurturing environment for the children.

    One thing the school does a stellar job at, is preparing the kids for college. I have heard from multiple alumni that they are more prepared than peers on campus and are able to engage with professors and handle the workload where their counterparts have struggled. I truly believe the smaller class sizes GOA offers provides access to teachers and allows them to explore subject in a less restrictive educational setting.
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    Golda Och Academy is a truly special place that allows each of my children to thrive! I love the warm and nurturing environment and fabulous teachers and administration that enables my children to walk in each day ready to learn and do their best. My children are receiving a tremendous general studies and Jewish education, all while learning what it means to be thoughtful and respectful of each other. In addition, my children look forward to science, music, library, technology, gym and more each week! I am grateful every day that my children are receiving a Golda Och Academy education!
    Our son is a graduate of Golda Och Academy, currently attending an excellent college with great success because of the preparation he received there. We loved that Gold Och was about educating the whole child. The students are groomed to be leaders in whatever areas interest them, become passionate an involved in both their education and sports/activities, and above all to use their strong Jewish identity and caring values to help others in life. The school is also cutting edge, as the robotics team achieves great success, and STEM education goals and problem solving is carried throughout all grades, with a wonderful formal program at the high school level. The administration and teachers all care about and are invested in the students success. We have been so fortunate to be part of the wonderful community of Golda Och Academy.