School Profile

Golden Door Charter School was founded in 1998 as one of Jersey City's first charter schools. Located at 3044 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, our state of the art building serves as a wonderful learning environment to a maximum of 693 students in grades Pre-K through 8th grades. A highly qualified certified teaching and support staff instructs our students. Golden Door Charter School benefits from a highly skilled and experienced leadership team, comprised of the following members:

  • Tabitha Madera, Chief Academic Officer
  • Fanny Lopez, Assistant Director
  • Paul Velelis, Business Administrator
  • Michelle Christophe, Elementary School Curriculum Supervisor
  • Diana Figueroa, Middle School Curriculum Supervisor

The school is located in a three-story building, built specifically as an elementary school. The location is leased from the city of Jersey City.

Number of Students, Grades, and Classes
The school's charter authorizes a maximum enrollment of 693 students in grades Pre-K4, Kindergarten 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Class Size
~24 students per class

School Day
The school day begins at 7:55 am with dismissal between 3:00 and 3:25 pm.

School Year
Please refer to the current year calendar.

Student: Teacher Ratio

All our teachers are New Jersey Certified and Highly Qualified Teachers
We employ a highly qualified support staff.

Lead Person
The school's lead person is Mrs. Tabitha Madera
Telephone: 201-795-4400 x3425
Fax: 201-795-3308

Defining Attributes
The defining attributes of the school are its emphasis on early literacy and mathematics based on the latest researched-based techniques and strategies, specific behavior models (one for elementary and one for middle grades) and character education, technology, music, art, Spanish, physical education, and health.