Pioneer Academy

Pioneer Academy is an independent private day and boarding Co-Ed College-Prep school for grades Pre-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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 434 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,300
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pioneer Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
434 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Pioneer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, Ap Calculus, AP Calsulus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$1, 360 monthly for PK, $15,000 academic year for K-4, $17,150 for 5-8, $19,300 for Domestic 9-12, $28,500 for International Students
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Monica Bajraktarevic
Admissions Associate
Bela Pjetrovic



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Arabic Club, Archery Club, Art Portfolio Development Club, Basketball Club, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, Edutainment Club, ELL Reading Club, Equestrian Club, Fitness Club, Food Science/ Culinary Club, HS Girls Volleyball, Math Olympiad, Media and Journalism Club, Model United Nations (MUN), Music Club, Photography Club, Physics Club, Robotics Club, Soccer Club, Spanish Club, Table Tennis Club, Year Book Club

School Notes

  • Pioneer Academy is an independent Co-Ed college-prep school for grades Pre-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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pioneer Academy cost?
Pioneer Academy's tuition is approximately $19,300 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Pioneer Academy?
The acceptance rate of Pioneer Academy is 53%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. Pioneer Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Jersey with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Pioneer Academy offer?
Pioneer Academy offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, Soccer, Volleyball and Weightlifting.
What is Pioneer Academy's ranking?
Pioneer Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Highest average ACT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Pioneer Academy?
The application deadline for Pioneer Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Pioneer Academy is a great private school. It offers not only a challenging but also a supportive and diverse learning environment embellished with a variety of clubs, activities, and field trips. The staff is also diligent, and very solution-oriented, which is not easy to find everywhere else. I have two kids in both levels, lower and upper school. I can confidently say that they have a chance to thrive and reach their fullest potential. My kids are happy I`m happy, it`s a great school all in all.
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My son has attended Pioneer Academy since he was in 5th grade. We traveled from Europe and I thought he might have some difficulties adapting and blend in. Thanks to the Pioneer Academy dedicated and Professional Middle School Team he had no struggle at all. Pioneer Academy was able to manage the diversity of the student body and they build and reflect tolerance and respect between students. My son is now in 9th grade and attending Pioneer Academy. When teachers welcome students, everyone in the class welcomes each other. They form a great connection between teachers and students. This connection reflects students' quality. Since they love and respect their teachers they are very open to their tasks. Although I have seen my son complain about the HW loads he never misses any HW since the teachers were able to convince them it was necessary to learn and to become an intellectual person. I thank all Pioneer Academy Staff and Admin but particularly to the Middle school team.
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Pioneer Academy is truly New Jersey's best kept secret. It is both a day school and boarding school. My son boards there. I am writing to give you a parent's prospective of the school. Before deciding on Pioneer, we considered several high-profiled boarding schools. We were discussing the pros and cons of each of the schools we had visited until a colleague of mine suggested that I visit Pioneer. At the end of my initial visit to Pioneer, it became very clear to me that this was the school I wanted for my son. Pioneer had a different atmosphere about it. All of attending students spoke very highly of the school. Students described devoted teachers and a rigorous academic program. Now that my son attends Pioneer, I can attest that Pioneer is the best that academia has to offer. The teachers are very committed to their students and the curriculum is very challenging. The facilities and labs are top notch. Although Pioneer is a small school compared to others, it offers courses that are none of the other schools do. It is an exceptional college preparatory school and I highly recommend it.
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 434 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,300
  • Acceptance rate: 53%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Passaic County, NJ is $7,919 for elementary schools and $10,357 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Passaic County, NJ is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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