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Good Shepherd Academy is a coeducation school for grades K through 8. Through dedicated, professional, and caring teachers, GSA educates the whole child spiritually, physically, and intellectually. In our secure environment, your children will flourish with our core curriculum in values based education. We pride ourselves on academic excellence and the personal success of all our students.
Get to know us (pdf)
As you are in the process of deciding on the best education for your child, Good Shepherd Academy invites you to consider our school as one of your options. Get to know our school, what we have to offer and more. Also visit our Photo Gallery under Quick Links below, to see many of our school events. To view our latest brochure, click More.
Why choose GSA?
Our graduates have spoken! The Class of 2015 created their own animated mini-movies in Technology class. Click More to view some of the videos and see how proud they are of GSA.
New Pre-School Program
We are pleased to announce the good news of our expansion of adding a Preschool program for three and four year old children. It is considered to be the first step in the Early Childhood level of the Elementary School. Providing developmentally appropriate practices that match the way three and four years old learn will provide a positive effect on the academic growth of the students. We look forward to having “GSA Little Lambs” joining our “GSA Big Sheep!” Click More for details.
Musical Theatre Club: Peter Pan Jr.
Congratulations to the cast and crew! From the acting, singing and dancing, to Peter Pan’s desire to never grow up, the kid in all of us was brought to life. All performances were very well attended and received by families and friends. Great weekend at Neverland! Click More to view pictures.
Gifted and Talented Program
We are excited to announce R.U.B.I.K.S. (Recognizing Unique Brilliance, Imagination, Knowledge, and Skills), a pilot gifted and talented program starting this year. The mission of this program is to enhance the curriculum and challenge our students who have been recognized as gifted and talented. Congratulations to all students who have been identified as eligible to participate. Click More for details.
Box Tops for Education
Collect the box tops and put 50 in an envelope or ziploc bag with your child's name. Remember to please check expiration dates. Bonus certificates go in a separate envelope. Please send them to GSA's Box Tops Coordinator c/o the GSA Office.
Holy Year of Mercy
From Advent 2015 to the end of the liturgical year in 2016, the Catholic church is celebrating a Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis is encouraging the entire Church to meditate on God's mercy in their lives and to share that mercy with others. The students of Good Shepherd Academy decorated the entrance door to the Academy and passed through it in prayer and song. They are planning activities on the Spiritual Corporal works of mercy. The students are beginning the corporal mercy of clothing by filling a Mitten Tree with scarves gloves, mittens and hats for children in a nearby Children's Center.
In The News
Exciting things are happening at GSA! Check out articles posted about our school. Click More.
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Parking Procedures (pdf)
  • Interested in playing some Wildcat Volleyball this Fall? Click here more info.
  • GSA wins West Orange Summer Basketball League
  • REVISED Technology Letter to Grades 6 and 7 Parents (pdf)
  • REVISED Technology Letter to Grade 8 Parents (pdf)
  • GSA Partner Program-Laptop Info (pdf)
  • Pre-K Official Uniform (pdf)
  • School Supplies 2016-2017 (pdf)
  • Summer Reading List 2016 (pdf)
  • New GSA Sports Development Program (pdf)
  • Free Summer Meals in the Summer
  • Network Newsletter Budget May 2016 (pdf)
  • See our Science Explorers in action!
  • Summer Fun at GSA - Register now
  • 2nd Grader, Olivia Mendez, help get playground refurbished
  • 8th graders win first place at AHA's STREAM Competition
  • Junior Stewards conducted a successful Food Drive for the Holy Family Food Pantry.
  • Read student work and accomplishments on Student News
  • Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Information
  • Visit our Photo Gallery for latest school event pictures

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    Monthly Calendar


     Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

    July 28 - 7pm to 8pm in GSA Gym, Pre-School Open House/Orientation

    August 31 in GSA  Gym
    New Families Orientation (K-8) 6pm to 7pm
    Ice Cream Social for all families 7pm to 8pm

    September 7, First Day of School
    Grades 1-8 (12:30 pm dismissal)

    September 8, First Day of School
    Pre-K and Kindergarten

    October 5, 7pm to 8:30pm
    Back to School Night & HSA Meeting

    Enjoy the rest of the summer!
    We look forward to another rewarding and exciting year!


    Good Shepherd Academy
    A Middle States Accredited School
    24 Brookline Avenue   ♦   Nutley, NJ 07110   ♦   Phone: 973-667-2049   ♦   Fax: 973-661-9259

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