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.