Overview

  • Name: Gottesman RTW Academy (GRTWA), formerly Hebrew Academy of Morris County (HAMC)
  • Year Founded: 1967
  • Campus: Our campus is in a new, state-of-the art facility with flexible, technologically-advanced classrooms on a 17-acre campus in Randolph, NJ
  • Green Commitment: GRTWA demonstrates its commitment to green initiatives by adopting green policies, launching green programs, and integrating green education into our curriculum. Our new facility has been designed similar to that of a LEED building and will include the use of solar panels, a green house and rain gardens.  We will produce over 90% of our own energy.
  • Community: We are a co-educational, pluralistic, Jewish community day school which welcomes families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of our larger community. During the 2014-2015 school year, GRTWA students came from approximately 30 communities.
  • Student Enrollment: Approximately 200 students
  • Divisions and Grades: Infants,  Early Childhood Center, Lower School (Junior Kindergarten – 5th grade), Middle School (6th – 8th grade)
  • Class Size Range: 10 – 20 students
  • ECC Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Lower School Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Middle School Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1
  • Total Faculty: 40
  • Dual Curriculum: The dual curriculum is continuously updated and individualized to meet the learning style needs of our students and to reinforce the development of 21st century skills.
  • Before-Care and After-School Programming: These extended hours are available for every age level.
  • Transportation: Local school district busing, carpools, or private transportation services are available.

Accreditation, Memberships, and Recognition

  • Accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)
  • Member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools
  • Member of RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network
  • Member of PEJE: Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
  • Member of the Common Ground II Speakers Series
  • Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for consistently high levels of academic achievement

Faculty & Professional Development

  • GRTWA has dynamic, collaborative teachers who are experienced and highly qualified in their subject areas.
  • The teachers and staff are engaged in ongoing professional development and mentoring through the MetroWest Day School Fund’s Quest for Teaching Excellence program.
  • Teaching Excellence Coordinators facilitate the opportunity for our faculty to engage in exceptional professional development opportunities.
  • Professional development is paramount in keeping our faculty current with teaching strategies and 21st century technology.
  • Our strategies in professional development have become models for other schools in the community.

Technology

  • GRTWA is committed to providing leading-edge technology to support the curriculum, while retaining the core teacher-student relationship.
  • Technology includes: iPads, SMARTBoards, SMARTTables, touch screen computers, a weather station and a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program for Middle School students.
  • Students are immersed in technology from three-year-olds through 8th grade and learn to use technology responsibly.

Alumni

  • GRTWA has an active alumni community of more than 500 graduates.
  • Graduates attend the finest Jewish, public, and private high schools. They are consistently placed in high school honors and AP classes.
  • Alumni gain admission to the most prestigious universities.