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Golda Och Academy Lower School (formerly Solomon Schechter of Essex & Union)

Golda Och Academy Lower School (formerly Solomon Schechter of Essex & Union) is a coeducational private Jewish school for students in grades Pre-K through 5.

Institution Type: Private

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Overview

Overview

Golda Och Academy Lower School (formerly Solomon Schechter of Essex & Union) says

Golda Och Academy inspires to students to be lifelong learners and are guided to achieve their own unique, intellectual, creative and social potential. For more than 40 years, our dedicated faculty and administrators have provided our students with the tools needed to become proud and motivated American Jews. Our students develop a love of learning through our innovative dual curriculum of secular and Judaic studies. Our mission is to produce graduates who will take their place as leaders in the community and whose commitment to Israel and to Judaism will inform their lives and their actions. Our school provides a foundation of Jewish life and learning that students carry with them into the future. Golda Och Academy guides each student to achieve his or her unique intellectual, creative and social potential. We nurture every student to be a proud and motivated American Jew, true to the traditions and values that will drive an enduring worldview and purpose in living a life of meaning. We hope these pages will provide you with useful preliminary information about our school and encourage you to come visit one of campuses. Our school is known not only for our academic excellence but also for our focus on values education, graduating students with the strength of character to become future leaders in our Jewish, local and global communities. Defined by our ability to appreciate and educate students, both as unique individuals and as a cohesive chevre, the Lower School faculty and staff, in partnership with our vibrant Parents' Association, have created a warm and nuturing kehila, so that each student can rise to his/her own potential and achieve personal excellence. We strive to create a makom kadosh, a holy place, for Jewish and secular learning, where our diverse student population is enriched by our culture of inclusion, appreciation and respect. Current technology and ancient tradition merge daily at our "intellectual crossroads" as week by week, our students mature into independent thinkers who can cull from both Judaic and general studies curricula, knowledge and direction needed to make sound decisions and to take thoughtful action. Each day at our school is filled with wonder and the opportunity to learn and grow.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (973) 602-3601
Email
  admissions@goldaochacademy.org

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 250
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 20
1 39
2 37
3 43
4 30
5 51

Golda Och Academy Lower School (formerly Solomon Schechter of Essex & Union)'s relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Golda Och Academy Lower School (formerly Solomon Schechter of Essex & Union)'s enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1

Extracurriculars

  • Book Club
  • Choir
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Science Olympiad
  • Student Government
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