Golda Och Academy – A Solomon Schecter School

DIRECTOR: Director of Admissions: Gail Shapiro

1418 Pleasant Valley Way,, West Orange, NJ, 7052



  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Primary
  • Religious
  • Secondary

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Additional address: 122 Gregory Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

Located in West Orange, NJ, Golda Och Academy is an accredited private independent school, educating students from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade in a flexible and caring environment that nurtures their minds and their spirits. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, we ground a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism, while welcoming students and families from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 550 students from more than 70 communities across New Jersey.