We are a TUITION-FREE school with no costs to attend and serve students and families in
Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County!

Welcome to Golden Door Charter School!

We're glad your here!

We are now accepting applications

for the 2024-2025 school year!

Grades PreK3 - 8

A Legacy of Academic Excellence Since 1998.

Golden Door Charter School was founded in 1998 as one of Jersey City's first charter schools. Our unique campus is rich with history yet offers state-of-the-art learning facilities for students. It is truly a wonderful learning environment for students

PreK3 through 8th grade.

As a School of Choice , your student has access to our
outstanding academic programs too!

The GDCS difference:

Early Literacy and Mathematics- based on the latest researched-based techniques and strategies- with an emphasis on technology and STEM education.

Character Education- GDCS believes strongly in bringing out the best in our scholars and preparing them to be outstanding citizens. We hold our students to a high standard of conduct. We believe in helping students learn from each situation that they encounter.

Enrichment Programs- We offer programs in Music, Art, Theater, Spanish, and Physical Education. These activities promote student creativity and expression- helping your child become a well rounded scholar.

Exceptional Teachers- Our highly qualified teachers are passionate about student success and strive to fill every day with the JOY and WONDER of learning.

Supporting a Student's Individual Learning Pace

We believe in a personalized approach to each student's individual academic journey with plenty of 1 on 1 support from teachers and our staff of specialized instructors.

Opportunities for Gifted Learners

GDCS offers an outstanding Gifted and Talented Program as well as a challenging S.T.E.M. (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for advanced learners and students who ready for the additional challenge!

Teachers and Staff that MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

GDCS is fortunate to employ some of the most talented and skilled teachers and staff in the state. As a charter school, we offer our teachers the instructional freedom and creativity to bring out the VERY BEST in each student.

We are very proud of our exceptional teaching staff which collectively represent over 500 years of teaching experience!

And then, there's our school culture...

Ask any of our parents or students and they'll tell you they feel safe, welcomed and cared for at Golden Door Charter School.

Our students are expected to honor and exhibit respectful and kind behavior at all times. We promote being a kind, caring and supportive campus for all.

We are a unique, diverse and closely knit FAMILY of teachers, staff and parents working together for student success.

We encourage and reward positive behavior and create an environment in which ALL students can learn. With everyone doing their part, everyday, we know our students are learning.

We offer enrichment opportunities to balance
academic rigor.

Our students, at every grade level, enjoy a wide range of activities that help to foster their love for creativity including:
Dance, Theater, Music, Cheer, Art and Culture

Enrichment Programs

Parents Stay Connected. Always.

We know parents want to know EVERYTHING. GDCS teachers interact with our parents with regular updates, parent/teacher conferences, progress reports and access to college counselors - all are part of the parent experience at GDCS.

Parent Teacher Organization - (PTO)
We encourage all our parents to become part of the vibrant and active volunteer community. Our Parent And Teacher Organization (PTO) supports fundraising initiatives, school-wide spirit events and community-wide activities.

Want to learn more about GDCS?

You're invited!

We'd love to meet you and your family. Please accept our invitation to attend one of our Enrollment Interest Meetings to

tour our exceptional school!

We are accepting applications through
April 7th.
for our 2024-2025 school year.

Have a question? Want to speak with a real person?

Contact our Enrollment Director

Sybil Pugh

3040 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Golden Door Charter School is a tuition-free New Jersey public school.

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