Inspiring each student to be a lifelong learner, Golda Och Academy a Conservative Jewish day school 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. A well-rounded environment and academic excellence encourage our students to be intellectually curious, analytical and independent thinkers; to contribute to the advancement of the arts and sciences; and to serve proudly as citizens and leaders of their communities. We are building a modern kehillah an exciting, responsive and ethical community. We teach our students to live joyously as knowledgeable Jews, committed to a personal relationship with God within rigorous study of texts, Hebrew literacy, observing mitzvot and a love of Israel. Our Upper School offers a rich and varied program that emphasizes academic excellence, critical thinking, and the excitement of intellectual inquiry. Our tradition asks, "Who is wise?" and answers, "One who learns from all persons." (Pirke Avot 4:1). We believe that all learning is kadosh (sacred) and strive to instill in our students a true love of learning. We want our students to be actively engaged in the world around them and we seek to graduate students fully confident in their ability to be life-long learners.High School is a time for consolidation and mastery of knowledge. This is a time for students both to gain competence in individual disciplines and to synthesize content and skills across those disciplines. The very same logical thinking that serves a student in discussion in Talmud class can be applied to solving proofs in geometry. Similarly, electives help our students to see the world around them from a different perspective and to encourage them to apply creative ideas and concepts to all aspects of the curriculum.These years move our students toward independence. The academic goal is to fine-tune the students' analytical skills and thinking processes so that they can approach a biblical text, a social studies primary document or a physics problem independently. Our students know when they graduate that they are members of the Jewish community, am hasefer, people of the book and lifelong learners.
Even though non-Jewish student can attend GOA, they will not find themselves at home culturally or religiously (but they will learn a lot). Students looking for a large and diverse school, or who are looking for intense, specialized programs in ...
Golda Och Academy is a Conservative Jewish Day School. Jewish students who want to learn modern Hebrew and Jewish law, practice and culture, but want a more secular and free-thinking environment than a Yeshiva, should come to GOA. The curriculum ...
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