Primoris Academy - Developing young scholars, poised for future success.

120 Washington Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
Tel: (201)722-1000
Grades: PK-12
Primoris Academy is unlike any other school. We are an independent private school that places children into classes based upon their ability, not their chronological age.
We have a unique educational environment where bright children can learn at an accelerated rate and reach their maximum potential.Primoris Academy’s teaching method is a hands-on, experiential approach including special subjects such as Forensic Microbiology, Latin (spoken), Golf, Yoga, Character Education and so much more.The school is located in Westwood, New Jersey serving the greater Bergen County area including the surrounding counties: Rockland, Westchester, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Morris County.If your child is looking for a more challenging, intellectually stimulating school environment where they can truly excel, then read on….

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 2012

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Average Class Size 7 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $19,500
Tuition Notes Tuition is tiered by age starting at $14,000 for 6 and under and goes up to $19,500 for 13 year olds.
Admissions Director Paul Wharton

School Notes:

  • Advanced learners acquire knowledge and master concepts at a much faster pace than other children at their age. Primoris Academy provides an optimal environment for advanced students to cultivate their cognitive minds reach their full potential alongside like-minded classmates and teachers who share their passion for knowledge and inquisitiveness. Primoris Academy works to develop creative and critical thinking skills and to instill in each student a lasting love of learning.
  • We are an independent, not-for-profit school for profoundly bright children ages 4 through 17 and offer college level courses. Educating gifted children is our only motive (and our passion). Primoris Academy is not just a gifted and talented “program,” but a full-time, gifted and talented “school.”
  • The students at Primoris Academy are not put into classes based upon their chronological age; rather, they are placed into classes based upon their ability. Class sizes average 6-8 students and do not exceed 12 students per teacher. In the classroom, we teach using exceptional methods, not through exception to ordinary standards.
  • Our teachers specialize in one subject only.  Children, even at age 4, are taught by experts in their subject.  Furthermore, our students are surrounded by children just like themselves.  They are engaged in their learning, appropriately challenged, and maintain their joy of learning.  Primoris Academy’s teachers are passionate, intellectually fearless, stimulated by probing questions, and craft innovative lesson plans that go beyond traditional classroom setting. They strive to help each student live fully as a thinker and a learner.
  • We provide profoundly bright young children an advanced educational opportunity matched to their abilities strengths, and Interests.  We challenge and inspire young minds through compelling academic programs to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential.

Profile last updated: 03/10/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Immaculate Heart Academy (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Zion Lutheran School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Zion Lutheran School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westwood
    Zion Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 104 students
    0.3 miles
    64 1st Ave
    Westwood, NJ 07675
  • Hillsdale
     St. John's Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 411 students
    0.8 miles
    460 Hillsdale Avenue
    Hillsdale, NJ 07642
  • Emerson
    Assumption Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 250 students
    1.2 miles
    35 Jefferson Ave
    Emerson, NJ 07630
  • Oakland
    Lily Pond Country Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 113 students
    1.6 miles
    855 Ramapo Valley Rd
    Oakland, NJ 07436
  • Washington Township
    Immaculate Heart Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 839 students
    2.1 miles
    500 Van Emburgh Ave
    Washington Township, NJ 07676

School Reviews

Primoris Academy started just in time for my daughter, who turned 5 shortly after school started. We still had one more year to go before Kindergarten when we realized she was an advanced learner and was already bored in preschool! Within weeks after starting school in September, she declared "I love school", and within months she was singing songs in Latin, naming the different bacteria that live on our bodies, skip counting, learning about Egyptian and Roman cultures, learning to play cello, and more! The teachers and staff are very dedicated and knowledgeable, and they really keep a pulse on each child. They take their time to really get to know each child individually and teach them according to their levels. The best part is, for my daughter, she gets to be around other children who really understand her (they''re all amazing by the way), and it''s pure joy to watch them develop what could be lifelong relationships. The parent community is also developing into a wonderful supportive group where we can really understand each other and our challenges. I wouldn''t trade it for the world!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
It was the best decision for my son''s life to send him to Primoris Academy. Primoris Academy is not like any other school. Primoris gave the joy of learning and curiosity to my son which is priceless. In the first month he said "mommy I didn''t know that learning could be fun too." He was so bored at the public school and he thought learning was boring. The Principal, Vice Principal , the teachers and the rest of the staff are absolutely amazing and help to make this learning environment so much fun! The other part that I really like and appreciate is that they have a right balance between creativity and academics. I feel so blessed and happy to have found such a place for my son and I highly recommend it to everybody.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Primoris Academy has a bright future coming up, and i can imagine only expansions, student body growth, and finally on its track to become a highly prestigious day school. My childs mind has been stimulated so much since she first came here, and finally for the first time I can see that she is using her brain to overcome new mental barriers and obstacles. After breezing through core curriculum classes in her public school, we deemed she was not a right fit, as the school did not support advanced classes. Primoris is the perfect fit for us.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Primoris is the greatest thing we could do for our son and we are so happy to have found this school. The school understands the needs of gifted children like no other place we have been to before. There is a huge effort by the staff to accommodate the individual traits of each child and praise them. Our son has finally found friends who are "like him" and understand him. And we found a great and supportive community of parents who understand the unique challenges of raising a happy gifted child.
- Posted by Parent, 02/09/14

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