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 Student 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:

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: 07/09/2015

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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  • 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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