Pioneer Academy

164 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470-0701
Tel: (973)405-5169
Grades: K-12 | 277 students
Pioneer Academy is an independent private day and boarding College-Prep school for grades K through 12.
Pioneer Academy facilitates STEM/STREAM education (Science, Technology, Reading/Research, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) for college readiness and success in life.    Pioneer Academy aims to provide a well-rounded, character-building education through challenging interdisciplinary curricula, stimulating extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
We seek to instill a life-long passion for learning, a strong sense of moral responsibility, and a welcoming of diversity.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 277 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Pioneer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, Ap Calculus, AP Calsulus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score 1725
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,900
Tuition Notes $14,900 for high school and $11,900 for middle school.
Admissions Director Ms. Katie Gensinger

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBadmintonBasketball,
GymnasticsIndoor Soccer,
SoccerTennis,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

School Notes:

  • Pioneer Academy is an independent college-prep school for grades K through 12 committed to enriching the lives of students, and ensuring their success in college and real life.Located in the quiet Township of Wayne, New Jersey.
  • Pioneer offers a vibrant, diverse and exciting environment with exceptional academic standards and wide range of extracurricular opportunities, and a culturally diverse social environment with students from 18 different countries. The multicultural experience obtained at Pioneer Academy is unique and helps to drive the intellectual, academic, social, and athletic success of the students.
  • As a state-of-the-art center of academic excellence, Pioneer Academy teaches students to acquire the skills to become self-motivated, responsible, and caring for the environment and those around them. We offer a wide range of AP, Honors, and College Prep courses designed to meet the needs of each and every student. Every student receives personalized academic, career and college counseling.
  • Additionally, the latest educational technologies are used in the classrooms, including Google Classroom, smart boards, Chromebooks, and other interactive software to make the learning process more engaging and fun.The dedicated Pioneer Academy faculty puts forth every effort to help students achieve success. All faculty members are accessible to students after school or during office hours to provide extra learning opportunities, counseling, advice, or just someone to talk to. In addition to athletic programs, fine arts, and music, many other schoolwide student-centered events are also held on special days throughout the year to allow students to express themselves and develop teamwork, leadership skills and fair decision-making.

Profile last updated: 02/01/2016

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Benway School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kiddie Academy Of Totowa (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kiddie Academy Of Totowa (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Totowa
    Kiddie Academy Of Totowa
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 37 students
    0.4 miles
    80 Commerce Way
    Totowa, NJ 07512
    (973)785-0417
    0.4NS-K
    37
  • Totowa
    Grades: PK-8 | 266 students
    1.2 miles
    400 Totowa Rd
    Totowa, NJ 07512
    (973)956-8824
    1.2PK-8
    266
  • Wayne
    Calvary Christian Academy
    Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K-9 | 188 students
    1.3 miles
    1111 Preakness Ave
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973)694-3584
    1.3K-9
    188
  • Wayne
    Benway School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 61 students
    1.4 miles
    620 Valley Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973)633-3837
    1.41-12
    61
  • Totowa
    Mount Saint Joseph Childrens Center
    All-boys  | Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: UG | 25 students
    1.6 miles
    124 Shepherds Ln
    Totowa, NJ 07512
    (973)595-5720
    1.6UG
    25

School Reviews

The administration and staff at this school strive to improve the school in all aspects. There is a friendly and safe atmosphere for all students. Classroom sizes are small and students are respectful. SAT average and college acceptance rate is high.
- Posted by Teacher, 06/09/15

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