Q: What is the religious makeup of your students?
A: Our student body runs the gamut from non affiliated to Sabbath observant and everyone in-between and we all get along harmoniously.
Q: Which grades does Shalom Torah cover?
A: We are a preschool, an elementary school, and a middle school which is grades six through eight. Our youngest students are two years old and our oldest are in the eighth grade. We have a warm wonderful two year old program called Torah Tots which is full day or half day and is the beginning of the exciting Shalom Torah experience.
Q: My child is in public school and has no Hebrew background. Can he/she transfer to Shalom Torah and how will they be accommodated?
A: This is not uncommon. We have students who have transferred into Shalom in elementary and middle school and we make arrangements for them to be assisted in being brought up to grade level. Please call us so that we can discuss the specific needs of your child.
Q: Where do the children who attend Shalom live?
A: They come from Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties. Presently, we are working on transportation from many of these areas. Please call us for specifics regarding the community in which you live.
Q: We would love to give our children a private Jewish day school education, we have always felt that it is not affordable. Is there any financial assistance that your school can offer?
A: Financial assistance is granted on a case by case basis. Please contact Mrs. Gold at (732) 536-0911 ext. 15, for details. Mrs. Gold is happy to speak to you in this regard. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Q: Although my children are very young, I want them to be able to go to great colleges. In order to do this they need to graduate from good high schools. I would like to know if the graduates of Shalom Torah Academy are accepted into quality high schools?
A: Our graduates have a long history of being accepted into the high schools of their choice, both Jewish and public and they excel in all subject areas; Many of them are placed in honors programs in all disciplines.
Q: What are the hours of your program? A: School begins each day at 8:40 a.m. and dismisses Monday through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Dismissal time on Fridays is 1:30 p.m.Q: What if my family is not as religious as other families or faculty of Shalom Torah Academy?
A: We respect each family's level of observance without judgment. Shalom Torah Academy seeks to instill a love of Judaism in a warm and loving way and has a strict policy of teaching, not preaching. We provide an excellent Jewish and General Studies education in a warm and accepting environment.