GOA CodeRunners excel at robotics tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The CodeRunners, Golda Och Academy’s high school robotics team, advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge NJ State Championship after a qualifier the weekend of Dec. 8. The team won three out of five matches and was ranked No. 11 out of 30 teams. They also competed in the semi-final and final […]

Golda Och announces 2019-20 academic scholarship opportunities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the 2019-20 school year, the Och Scholars Academic Scholarship program at Golda Och Academy will offer six scholarships for newly-enrolled ninth-grade students for fall 2019 in the areas of writing, science and mathematics, and an additional six scholarships for newly-enrolled students in grades six through eight for science and mathematics. […]

GOA students participate in pilot theater program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association selected 12, two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Jordan Herskowitz, Golda Och Academy’s Upper School dean of students and arts department chair, was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for this prestigious program, which is supported by a grant from the […]

GOA graduates first STEM class, inspiring students to tackle real-world problems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last month, Golda Och Academy held its STEM Symposium at the Eric F. Ross Upper School campus, celebrating the achievements of high school students in the Dr. Lynne B. Harrison Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program and the award-winning robotics team, the CodeRunners, as well as showcasing middle school projects, such […]

Dennis Kozar named new Golda Och Academy athletic director

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Golda Och Academy is pleased to announce that Dennis Kozar will be taking over as the new athletic director, replacing Janet Herman, who will be retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to the school. Kozar has worked in the Upper School (grades 6-12) as a member of the health and […]

GOA to premiere ‘Names, Not Numbers’ documentary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 3, Golda Och Academy will premiere its “Names, Not Numbers” Holocaust documentary film at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. “Names, Not Numbers” is an interactive, multimedia Holocaust project created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg that enables students to work with professional journalists, filmmakers and Holocaust scholars to prepare them […]

EdTA selects GOA educator for prestigious theater project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jordan Herskowitz, Golda Och Academy’s Upper School director of student life and arts department chair, has been selected to serve on the Educational Theatre Association’s Model Curriculum Framework Project. Out of more than 100 applicants for the program, EdTA selected 12, two-member teams of high school theater educators and teaching artists […]

GOA welcomes new director of admissions, enrollment management

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy welcomes Micah Gottlieb as the new director of admissions and enrollment management, effective July 1. Gottlieb joins Golda Och Academy after 19 years at Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York, during which time he has served as high school principal, high school […]

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