No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Ocean Day School

Private | PK-8


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:


Living in Lakewood

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $203,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,630.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
Based on 1 rating
No new ratings
No new ratings
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 29, 2014

this school is filthy. they don't even have their own cleaning people. the church has maintenance, but they don't clean the school area. nasty.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 14, 2009

A truly wonderful school. It has an extremely low student-teacher ratio, and a loving family environment. Both my girls love to go to school every day, and are learning and growing at an ouTstanding rate. WE LOVE ODS!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2008

I am the part time nurse at ODS. My experience here has been wonderful. The staff has been very friendly and warm. The children at the school are very well behaved, always there with a helping hand. It is very impressive to see how the older students help out the younger ones. They seem to be having fun while they are learning. It's like one big family. Mrs. Stanger, School Nurse.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 12, 2007

Last year we enrolled both our children in ODS. We had tried both public and private schools in the past. We have finally found our'home.' Not only are our children challenged acedemically, they are also encouraged to be kind and compassionate and respectful to their classmates and teachers. I have never seen such happy children and teachers in any other learning enviroment. It truely was finding a needle in a haystack.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 11, 2005

We pulled our son from the public school system where he was making very little progress academically. We highly recommend ODS. The Faculty and staff is made up of people who are interested in fostering academic excellence. The teachers are caring and help their students to succeed academically and reach their full potential. Our son's strengths and weaknesses have been addressed and he has been motivated to learn. We have seen a tremendous progress in our son's academic and social development. We are more than pleased with the ODS.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 28, 2005

My children (5th and 6th grades) transferred to Ocean Day School during this school because I was unhappy with the private school they were attending. I was immediately impressed by the student/teacher ratios, the pleasant and approachable director, and the extra curricular activities. After being at the school for some time now, I know now that I made the correct choice in transferring my children to Ocean Day School. As my son has learning issues, I am continually appreciative of the teachers' support and communication with me. This teamwork approach to my son's education, which has me as part of the team on a daily basis, has permitted my son to flourish at Ocean Day School. As I register for the 2005-2006 school year, I would highly recommend Ocean Day School to other families. Victoria Niebuhr
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 27, 2005

We have one child at Ocean Day School that started in the pre-school program. My wife and I looked at both private (secular and non-secular) and public schools in the area and found that ODS was the best value for the best education. Another consideration was that our child is very shy and we felt that the high student to teacher ratios at other schools would inhibit the learning process. Our child has found great success at this school and has maintained honor roll status for over a year. The other significant advantage at ODS is the educational pre-school program that is available, for costs similiar to standard daycare. I highly recommend the Ocean Day School. Jeff and Debbie Burke-Jackson Twp
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2005

We currently have 3 children enrolled in Ocean Day School presently in the 6th.5th and the 3rd grades. The teachers and the core curriculum have provided a strong and established base for the advancement of their education. Accompanying this base is an innovative teaching program that allows the children to advance in subjects that they exhibit more ability in. This cross-grading is one of the ways the school and staff places your child first in this educational environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 12, 2004

Six years ago we placed my daughter in Ocean Day School after looking at numerous other private schools in the area. Now with two children in the school, my wife and I know that we selected an outstanding school. We could not be happier with the education, teachers, students, after-school activities, and small class sizes. I know that while I'm at work my children are safe, happy, being taught a challenging curriculm, and having wonderful days at Ocean Day School. I most highly recommend Ocean Day School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2004

We have four children who have found great success at Ocean Day School. Two have moved on to gratifying high school experiencing at CBA. One achieved a 780 on his math SAT score.Our second child had learning disabilities that were identified early.He was nurtured along to learn how not only to overcome these obstacles but to succeed in a main stream setting. Our last two children are still currently students at the school and we remain extremely pleased. We as parents feel Ocean Day School is the best kept secret in Ocean County.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 29, 2004

My children are in their second year at Ocean Day School and my husband and I are extremely pleased. The new adminsitration is excellent, providing strong leadership for the teachers, parents and, especially the children. The teachers are first rate and offer stimulating education in classes of less than 12 students. The after school programs are fun and provide physical activity along with social interaction. I highly recommend Ocean Day School!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2004

My kids went to Ocean Day School from the early to mid-1990s. Now my grandson is continuing the family tradition by attending. The level of quality at ODS is unsurpassed. The small class size enables the teachers to give individual attention to each student and also to pick up on any problems that may surface. I highly recommend Ocean Day School.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.


Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

Unfortunately, this school doesn't have sufficient data to generate an academic rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 33% 19%
White 33% 52%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Two or more races 17% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rose Trafton
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian


School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...



TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

617 Hope Chapel Rd
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Website: Click here
Phone: (732) 370-8912


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Yeshiva Kol Torah
Lakewood, NJ

Talmud Torah Ohr Elchonon
Lakewood Township, NJ