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Discover Excellence at 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.