Good Shepherd Academy strives to be a faith-oriented community, committed to the pursuit of excellence and imbued with a spirit of enthusiasm, discovery, awe, reverence, respect and peace.
It's faculty, impelled by the mandate "to teach as Jesus did", and seeing each student as created in the image and likeness of God, endeavors to provide a vibrant spiritual experience as the basis for a well-balanced academic program which challenges its students to develop their competencies, critical thinking, self control, moral judgement and talents.
Through the example and interaction of parents, teachers and peers, the students experience the presence of God in a well-ordered, caring and happy atmosphere. Good Shepherd Academy wholeheartedly seeks to foster in each student a positive self image, enabling him/her to live life to its fullest as a compassionate member of the Church and society and to see each tomorrow as a new opportunity in which to live, to learn and to love.
Welcome to Good Shepherd Academy
There's no one in the world quite like your child. A bright smile, a tender heart, an inquisitive mind - all combined in the most remarkable person you've ever known. Your child deserves an education rich in faith, Gospel values and academic challenge.
At Good Shepherd Academy of the Archdiocese of Newark we recognize that each child is a precious gift from God. Like snowflakes, no two children are exactly alike - and no two children learn in exactly the same way. We appreciate individual learning styles and provide both enrichment and reinforcement within our challenging academic program. Our school offers a challenging curriculum that is rich in the moral values and religious formation your child will need to succeed in life. With low teacher-student ratios and plenty of personal attention, our school creates a safe and encouraging environment that challenges bright minds to explore their interests and discover the best in themselves, their classmates and the world.
We emphasize both academic rigor and the nurturing of respectful relationships at Good Shepherd Academy. At the very foundation of the education we offer is a commitment to excellence. That's why Catholic elementary school students consistently score higher on national standardized tests than public or charter school counterparts. And 97% of Catholic school graduates eventually go on to attend college.
Here in Irvington, our elementary school students are accepted into some of the area's finest Catholic, private and charter high schools and then the nation's most renowned universities.