Pioneer Academy

164 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470-0701
     Tel: (973)405-5169
Grades: 5 - 12 | 236 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 236 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Pioneer Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
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 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballGymnastics,

School Notes:

Academic Achievements:

  • 2003 NJ Math League Competition 2nd place
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2006 NJ Elementary Science Olympiad North Division 2nd place
  • 2006 NY Future City Competition 2nd place
  • 2006 NJ Science Olympiad North Division 1st place
  • 2006 North Jersey Spelling Bee Competition Semi Finalist
  • 2006 NJ Discovery Channel North Division five 1st places
  • 2006 NJ Science Olympiad State 4th place
  • 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.
  • 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.       
  • 2009 NJ Turf City Soccer Tournament 1st Place High School and 2nd Place Middle School
  • 2009 May 19th, Youth day Soccer Tournament Championship: 1st Place.
  • 2010 NJ First Robotics Competition 1st place as Rookie Team
  • NY/NJ Taekwondo Championship 3rd Place.
  • 2010 East Coast Turkish Olympiad: 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals.
  • 2010 NJ Science Olympiad: 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.
  • 2011 NJ US First Robotics Competition: Judges Award 
  • 2013 NJ US First Tech Challenge State Championship: PTC Design Award
  • 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 : Winning Alliance
  • 2015 NJ/CT US First Tech Challenge State Championship: Control Award

Profile last updated: 06/20/2015

Nearby 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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  • TotowaKiddie Academy Of Totowa
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    80 Commerce Way
    TotowaNJ 07512
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    0.4 mi | 37 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • TotowaAcademy Of St Francis Of Assisi
      (Roman Catholic)
    400 Totowa Rd
    TotowaNJ 07512
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 266 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • WayneCalvary Christian Academy
    Daycare / Preschool  (Assembly of God)
    1111 Preakness Ave
    WayneNJ 07470
    Daycare / Preschool  (Assembly of God)
    1.3 mi | 188 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • WayneBenway School
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    620 Valley Road
    WayneNJ 07470
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    1.4 mi | 61 students | Gr. 1-12                      
  • TotowaMount Saint Joseph Childrens Center
    All-boys  | Special Education School  (Roman Catholic)
    124 Shepherds Ln
    TotowaNJ 07512
    All-boys  | Special Education School  (Roman Catholic)
    1.6 mi | 25 students | Gr. UG                      

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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.
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