Pioneer Academy

164 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470-0701
Tel: (973)405-5169
Grades: 5-12 | 277 students
Pioneer Academy is an independent private day and boarding College-Prep school for grades 5 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 5-12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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 $11,200 for middle school.
Admissions Director Ms. Katie Gensinger, Mr. Omer Turk (International)
Admissions Associate Mr. Omer Turk (International)


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

School Notes:

  • Achievements and Academic Awards
  • 2015 Achievements
  • 2015 NJ US First Lego League: Robot Design Award
  • 2015 NJ US First Tech Challenge State Qualifier Tournament: Motivate Award
  • 2015 NJ/CT US First Tech Challenge State Championship: Control Award
  • 2015 NJ/CT US First Tech Challenge State Championship: Winning Alliance
  • 2015 HS ROBOTICS: Robot Design & Motivation Awards
  • 2015 HS Neurobiology Olympiad2015 Middle School Language & Cultural Olympiad Poetry Winner
  • 2015 Taekwondo middle & high school national championship: Gold cup
  • 2015 HS Creative Communications Poetry Contest Winners. The Poems published in Creative Communications publication.
  • 2015 Middle School Science Olympiad won awards for Green Generation, Anatomy, Bridge Building
  • 2014 Achievements
  • 2014 Friendship Taekwondo Championship Competition: 1st Place in fighting (6th Grade)
  • 2014 Friendship Taekwondo Championship Competition: 2st Place in fighting (11th Grade)
  • 2014 Friendship Taekwondo Championship Competition: 3st Place in fighting (11th Grade)
  • 2014 Friendship Taekwondo Championship Competition: 1st Place in breaking 1st Place (6th Grade)
  • 2014 English poetry: Creative Communication to be published
  • 2014 Congressional Art Competition: Pioneer students’ work has been accepted to be viewed at One River Gallery, in Englewood, NJ.2014 Turf City U16/17
  • 2014 Soccer Tournament: 1st place2014 International Turkish Language Olympiads: Best vocal award 1st place
  • 2014 International Turkish Language Olympiads: Best poetry recitation
  • 2014 First Tech Challenge: PTC design award2014 Music award winner, Medal of Honor
  • 2014 Music award winner, Medal of Honor & Outstanding Performance Trophy
  • 2013 Achievements
  • 2013 NYPD Soccer Tournament: Finalist 2nd Place
  • 2013 NJ Turf City Soccer Tournament: 1st Place
  • 2013 NJ US First Tech Challenge State Championship: PTC Design Award
  • 2013 FTC-Robotics: PTC Design Award, Innovative Design Award
  • 2013 NJRSF-INTEL: 2nd Place in Engineering
  • 2013 ISWEEP (International Project Olympiads): Bronze Medal
  • 2013 NJ Academy of Science: 3rd Place in Engineering
  • 2013 NJ Science Olympiads at NJIT: 4 Bronze Medals
  • 2013 Math Counts; Most Improved School
  • 2012 Achievements
  • 2012 NJ Science Olympiads at NJIT: 4 Silver, 11 Bronze Medas
  • 2012 Soccer Coliseum (Teaneck, NJ): Finalist 2nd Place
  • 2011 Achievements2011 NJ US First Robotics Competition: Judges Award
  • 2010 Achievements
  • 2010 NJ Science Olympiad: 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal
  • 2010 East Coast Turkish Olympiad: 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals.
  • 2010 NY/NJ Taekwondo Championship 3rd Place.
  • 2010 NJ First Robotics Competition 1st place as Rookie Team
  • 2009 Achievements
  • 2009 May 19th, Youth day Soccer Tournament Championship: 1st Place.
  • 2009 NJ Turf City Soccer Tournament 1st Place High School and 2nd Place Middle School
  • 2008 Achievements
  • 2008 NJ Elementary Science Olympiad 3rd place
  • 2008 NJ Middle School Science Olympiad 3rd place
  • 2008 I-SWEEP Olympiad (International Sustainable World Environment, Energy and Engineering Project) – Fourth Place
  • 2008 National Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament – Second Place
  • 2008 NJ Science Olympiad North Division – First Place
  • 2008 NJ Science Olympiad: 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.
  • 2007 Achievements
  • 2007 NJ Elementary Science Olympiad North Division 3rd place
  • 2007 NJ Intel Freshman NJRSF Entrant Award
  • 2007 NJ Intel Engineering 3rd place
  • 2007 NJ Science Olympiad North Division 1st place
  • 2007 NJ American Legion Art Contest 1st place
  • 2007 NJ Discovery Channel North Division five 1st places
  • 2007 NJ Science Olympiad State 4th place
  • 2007 NJ Science Olympiad: 4 Gold and 4 Silver medals.
  • 2006 Achievements
  • 2006 NJ Elementary Science Olympiad North Division 2nd place
  • 2006 NY Future City Competition 2nd place2006 NJ Science Olympiad North Division 1st place
  • 2006 North Jersey Spelling Bee Competition Semi Finalist2006 NJ Discovery Channel North Division five 1st places
  • 2006 NJ Science Olympiad State 4th place
  • 2005 Achievements
  • 2005 Future City Competition 3rd place
  • 2005 Clifton City Youth Week Art Contest 1st place
  • 2005 National Flags of Freedom Art Contest 3rd place
  • 2005 NJ Science Olympiad North Division 1st place
  • 2004 Achievements
  • 2004 Clifton City Youth Week Poetry Contest 1st place
  • 2004 Clifton City youth Week Art Contest 2nd place
  • 2004 NJ Future City Competition State Winner
  • 2004 NJ Science Olympiad North Division 1st place
  • 2003 Achievements
  • 2003 NJ Math League Competition 2nd place

Profile last updated: 11/09/2015

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)
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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
  • Totowa
    Grades: PK-8 | 266 students
    1.2 miles
    400 Totowa Rd
    Totowa, NJ 07512
  • Wayne
    Calvary Christian Academy
    Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K-9 | 188 students
    1.3 miles
    1111 Preakness Ave
    Wayne, NJ 07470
  • Wayne
    Benway School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 61 students
    1.4 miles
    620 Valley Road
    Wayne, NJ 07470
  • 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

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