GRTWA’s dual curriculum is challenging and integrated, providing our students with an outstanding education in both General Studies and Judaic Studies. Teachers and staff are highly collaborative and engage in ongoing professional development. GRTWA is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and was awarded a Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education for consistently high levels of academic excellence.
We provide small class sizes and individualize the curriculum to meet the needs of each student’s learning style and level. Our teachers are talented and dedicated, and they develop strong bonds with students and families. GRTWA has a warm, supportive environment in which each child’s strengths and abilities are nurtured. Our mission for our students is to foster a love of learning, intellectual exploration, personal growth, and respect for themselves and others.
GRTWA is committed to providing leading-edge technology to support the curriculum, while retaining the core teacher-student relationship. Students are immersed in technology from three-year-olds through 8th grade and learn to use technology responsibly.
We teach our students how to think green and how to think globally. Our students understand and act on their responsibility to the world. GRTWA has an established Green Team, has adopted green policies, has launched green programs, and has integrated green education into our curriculum. GRTWA was recently named to the Green Schools Initiative environmental honor roll. Our new facility has been designed similar to that of a LEED building and will include the use of solar panels and rain gardens.
Our values-driven curriculum provides experiences through which students build character. We encourage our students to accept their responsibilities as both Jews and as members of the greater community. Community Service and Tikkun Olam, healing the world, are infused into everything that we teach and do.
When families enroll their child at GRTWA, they become part of a vibrant, engaged community of learners. This network of families, educators, and administrators are all partners in the GRTWA educational experience.
GRTWA has several affordability programs which help to ensure that every family can afford a day school education regardless of income. Our nationally-recognized and endowed Base Grant Tuition Program “caps” tuition at affordable levels for families earning up to $200,000. GRTWA also has a traditional Scholarship Program for K-8 students and the Jason Jacobs Fund that provides partial scholarships for ECC students.
GRTWA features three exceptional Prep Programs which bridge our academic divisions and beyond. The programs are: Lower School Prep Program/Junior Kindergarten, Middle School Prep Program/Fifth Grade, and High School Prep Program/Eighth Grade. These programs provide our students with both the skills and confidence to make smooth transitions during these critical growth years.
The arts are a vital part of the daily life of students at GRTWA, including visual arts, music, and drama. In visual arts, the art teacher works closely with the faculty to create curriculum-related art projects in a wide range of mediums. Students learn vocal and performance skills, learn how to read basic music, and play instruments. Music is integrated with the rest of the curriculum, and there are many performance opportunities for all students. GRTWA’s arts programs help our students to develop their creative, collaborative, and public speaking skills from an early age.
Our graduates gain admission to the finest high schools and colleges. They are consistently placed in high school honors and AP classes. Graduates bring diverse, 21st century skills to their educational experiences after GRTWA. They become active young leaders in their communities.