Primoris Academy

Do you have a student that is insatiably curious? That is intrinsically motivated to learn, diving into subjects with excitement and passion? Then call us at 201-722-1000 or email admissions@primorisacademy.org.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2012
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses30 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP Studio Art 2-D Design, AP Studio Art 3-D Design, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History
Average SAT score1540
Average ACT score35
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
27%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • Primoris Academy is an independent private school located in Westwood, NJ, serving the passionately curious. Primoris Academy students are encouraged to explore interests with the mentorship of supportive faculty, discover complex solutions through critical thinking, and collaborate with peers that share the same desire to learn. 

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  • Fort Lee
    Grades: PK-K | 51 students
    10.4 miles
    308 Tom Hunter Rd
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024
    (201) 242-1300
    10.4 PK-K
    51
  • Franklin Lakes
    Grades: PK-8 | 126 students
    9.1 miles
    785 Franklin Lake Road
    Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
    (201) 891-4250
    9.1 PK-8
    126
  • Hillsdale
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 278 students
    0.8 miles
    460 Hillsdale Avenue
    Hillsdale, NJ 07642
    (201) 664-6364
    0.8 PK-8
    278
  • Montclair
    Montclair Cooperative School
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    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-8 | 204 students
    14.9 miles
    65 Chestnut Street
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    (973) 783-4955
    14.9 NS-8
    204
  • Park Ridge
    Grades: PK-8 | 351 students
    2.7 miles
    25 Fremont Avenue
    Park Ridge, NJ 07656
    (201) 391-3838
    2.7 PK-8
    351

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (19 reviews)
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In my six years of enrollment, Primoris Academy gave more to me than I ever could have imagined. The sense of community and closeness at Primoris is unlike anywhere else. Learning day after day, year after year, with the same tight-knit group of students fostered deep friendships and a completely welcoming environment that made coming to school every day something I genuinely looked forward to. Continuing to learn under the same deeply passionate teachers, as well, meant my classmates and I received an education better suited to each of us individually, while simultaneously developing meaningful and long-lasting relationships with our teachers-many of whom I am certain I will maintain a close connection with into college and my career. Academically, Primoris provided tremendous flexibility to pursue my passion in any way I chose, allowing me to take classes I was deeply and specifically passionate about, found school clubs and initiatives to enrich the learning experience of my classmates and I, and conduct my own field research under the mentorship of an industry expert. Primoris Academy gave me the incredible opportunity to attend school with my closest friends, learn from highly qualified teachers that truly care about their students, and pursue my interests with zeal and freedom, and this is something I am immensely thankful for.
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Primoris Academy has impacted our child`s life, and ours, in ways that we could not foresee in the beginning. He loves being with peers and the teachers who genuinely care. It`s such a warm and supportive environment. There is no other school like Primoris. It`s life changing.
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My daughter has truly blossomed academically and socially. All of the teachers are so kind to each child, truly encouraging each to their strengths. There is no place like Primoris. It`s truly a special place.
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We are so happy to have found Primoris Academy. Our son was unhappy at a NYC private school, due to being unchallenged academically. We are very fortunate to have found this incredible school. The staff is beyond anything I have seen in a school before. The teachers are passionate and kind- the education is really impressive. While we are new to the school, we commute from an hour away as there is no similar learning environment for our son close to where we live. We highly recommend Primoris for an accelerated learner who wants to be continuously challenged and foster their innate curiosity.
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If your child is able to gain acceptance to Primoris Academy, consider yourself truly lucky. This is a school unlike any other a place of rigorous hands-on learning, innovative curriculum, dedicated teachers/staff and very talented kids. We were fortunate to be a Primoris family for one year, and left the school with a very heavy heart due to a job-related relocation (in fact, our daughter has been mapping her route back to Primoris via Google Maps ever since we left). Having experienced a number of other private and public schools, I can confidently say that there is nothing that comes close to Primoris in the tri-state area.
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Thinking Primoris Academy might be good for your child but aren't sure? We were once in your shoes. Primoris is a truly an amazing place for eager and gifted learners. The teachers are fantastic, and all the excitement for learning that happens there each day is incredible. And YES, these Primoris scholars -- of all ages -- are friendly toward each other and support and cheer for their fellow scholars every step of the way. I love observing the comraderie these kids have -- whether it's during normal pick-up time, aftercare hours, a school performance or other Primoris family event. (One of our twin boys, now almost 6 1/2, started at the school when he was just weeks shy of turning 4.) During the summer months, Primoris Academy's summer camp, open to all, has been a great, academically fun place for both our boys for the last three summers.
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Primoris Academy has an excellent summer program, one of the best in NJ. The summer program at Primoris is creative, fun and educational. My son attended the program last year and I will be enrolling him again this year. The school makes the effort to encourage students to think for themselves and recognizes the uniqueness of each student. I am very glad I found this school.
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My son absolutely loves Primoris when it`s day off he goes like oh no I really miss my school I rather have school then stay home he loves his friends his teachers dearly His school is his pride and we can so clearly see it on his face we are happy to see him happy and progressing with his pace in a school that helps him pull his talents out fearlessly
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in love with this school my son has been here for 3 years and he wants to go untill high school with them he is a fast learner and an enthu. i am glad we are truly gifted with primoris academy in his life. teachers are amazing and so dedicated. i cannot thank them enough for shaping my sons wonderful future.
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Primoris is truly a center for excellence! This is well manifested in their students' academic achievements in various competitions locally & nationally. The school recognizes and accommodates the unique individuality of each student. The teachers and administrators are committed in fostering a positive, engaging and holistic learning environment. Both of our kids are happy & thankful to have Primoris as their second home. They have great relationships with their teachers and peers. We can't ask for more- the school has advanced and innovative curriculum with engaging and fully supportive faculty.
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We enrolled our son in Primoris starting in 2017. He had previously been at a public school in a very good school system (we moved to that town because of its schools). But he was still in a class of 25 kids and there were no extra services provided to kids that were further advanced. Some public schools offer very minor "pull outs" where gifted kids are pulled out for a couple of hours each week. The benefit from this is deminimis. It's much more about the recognition than anything that they learn. Public schools, even in great school systems, still teach to the masses. As a parent who is a product of a public school system and who has done very well it was not easy to consider sending my child to private school. My wife and I never viewed ourselves as potential private school parents. But we decided together with our son to take a gamble on Primoris. At worst he could always go back to public school. But it would be hard to find an opportunity for something like this again.The results have been stunning. For one, our son is absolutely thrilled. He loves going to school. Who says that?? He absolutely loves it. He's being pushed and encouraged in every capacity. We love the fact that he's learning the violin and Mandarin. Mandarin is taught daily. In math the kids are broken up by ability, not by grade. So kids that are even stronger at math are in a class appropriate for their skills. The kids are challenged each day but are also taught the materials. Probably the most surprising to me is the level of creativity in the school. Robotics, lego competitions, plays, hands-on interactive science, and more are all apart of the program. The entire program is so impressively thought out. Beyond words. The teachers are also remarkable. Each teacher teaches a different subject so they are also more capable since they are specialized. Someone who teaches math is unlikely to be as strong teaching English so I appreciate the specialization. The teachers are very responsive and incredibly open and flexible on feedback. If homework was an issue from the night before you can notify the teacher and they will work enforce the concept. At the same time they drive the kids forward and they move very quickly through material progressing at a rate that is much faster than public school.The school isn't perfect. They are still small and new. We have to drop off our child each day since there's no bus option. Lunch options have improved. The school itself isn't the most impressive facility. And mostly I think they could do more marketing to continue to spread the word. But if you are looking for an incredibly unique experience where your child will be excited to learn this is the school. In order to enroll your child typically shadows for a few days. This is really helpful to provide a better idea of whether it makes sense for you, your child, and the school. They are selective. But it is tremendously unique with very impressive student/teacher ratios (7 to 1 in my son's class, which is typical). If you have a gifted child this is one of the most remarkable schools you can consider. As a parent who normally never writes reviews at all or spends the time I cannot emphasize strongly enough how incredible of an opportunity this school is for a gifted child. Very very impressive. I could not give them a higher endorsement.
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We are so grateful to have found Primoris Academy for our children. No other public or private school could meet all the cognitive and social needs of my young gifted child, and he is the happiest he has ever been at school now! It is so amazing to see your kids run out the door every morning to get started and come home each day excited to tell me about all about their day! We could not be happier with the school, faculty, and the community of parents we have found at Primoris Academy!
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My son looks forward to coming to school every day. The small class size and personal attention are a great fit for his personality. The pace and topics in class are much better suited to his academic level compared to a non-gifted school. The competitions are great for comparing their academic level to other schools. The competitions usually group by age or grade, and we usually do very well. But, it also helps keep them grounded, as they may be the best in the town, county, and state, when they compete nationally and globally, they run into some tough completion. In a normal school, my kid would have been content being the best in his class, and that's it. He's definitely not the smartest at Primoris, so it motivates him to work hard. The biggest problem with gifted kids is they can cruise by without trying. Here they are motivated and challenged.
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Primoris has one of the best summer programs in NJ. My child hopped to school everyday. The kids are engaged in learning yet have so much fun at the same time. Could not ask for more. Will return next summer.
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Amazing program, dedicated teachers/staff, and the right balance of creativity and academics. My child loves going to school everyday. Can`t ask for more!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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