Lakewood Township has both public and private educational opportunities, ranging from early childhood programs to post graduate work. The public school system offers a pre-school program, an all-day kindergarten, an academically gifted program in the elementary schools, and a broad range of academic programs from Advanced Placement and Honors to vocational school, technology labs, and basic skills, all designed to meet the diverse needs of its students.
The award-winning Lakewood Community School provides vocational, academic, cultural, social, and recreational enrichment for all age groups from pre-school through senior citizens.
Lakewood also prides itself for having two institutions of higher learning. Beth Medrash Govoha is a world-famous school for Talmudic studies. Georgian Court University, located on the former estate of George Jay Gould - a national historic landmark - is a renowned comprehensive Catholic university with a strong liberal arts core.