FAQs

Why Pioneer Academy?

Why Pioneer Academy?

Pioneer Academy is an independent day and boarding school for grades PreK through 12. Pioneer Academy facilitates STREAM education (Science, Technology, Reading/Research, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) to ensure college readiness and overall success in life.

Pioneer Academy provides 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.

What type of school is Pioneer Academy?

Pioneer Academy is a private day and boarding school for grades K through 12. Pioneer Academy serves local, domestic and international students.

Does Pioneer Academy offer Honors/AP courses?

Yes, Pioneer Academy offers 20 Honors and 10 AP Courses.

What is the average classroom size?

Does Pioneer Academy accept International Students?

Yes, Pioneer Academy accepts International students as well as local day students and domestic boarding students.

How do I apply to Pioneer Academy?

You may fill out an online application at our website www.pioneeracademy.org. Under admissions, you will see ‘’apply now.’’ You may also schedule a school tour by contacting the Admissions Department via e-mail [email protected] or by calling 973-405-5169 x141. Walk-in tours are also available, these take place Monday-Friday between 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

What Testing Is Required?

Students who are applying to K through 2nd grade are assessed by our Grade teachers.

Students who are applying to Grades 3-12 are required to provide standardized test results SSAT, PSAT, NWEA Map Test, SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS and/or take NWEA Map Test as an entrance test.

What services are offered by the College Counseling Department?

What services are offered by the College Counseling Department?

In order to produce the best possible match between each student, the college, and university, we offer personalized college counseling plans that are designed for strong college applications.

We also arrange all necessary materials for standardized test preparations, schedule practice test dates, analyze test scores, GPA, and course requirements for colleges.

Other services include:

  • After school programs are arranged depending on the needs of each student.
  • College visits and presentations are arranged for all students and grades.
  • Helping students understand the principles of writing college application essays.
  • Assisting students with their college applications.

Do you have daily study hours for boarding students?

Pioneer Academy offers two hours of supervised study-time five days a week during the evening. Pioneer Academy also has scheduled academic enrichment programs on certain Saturdays throughout the school year.

How is the environment at Pioneer Academy?

Pioneer Academy fosters a healthy, safe, and positive learning environment for all of it’s students. With over 150 cameras and 24-hour security on campus, we monitor all suspicious activity and ensure the safety of our students.

Does Pioneer Academy Offer Sibling Discount?

Yes.

  • First Sibling to Enroll : Regular Tuition Fee (undiscounted)

  • Second Sibling to Enroll : 20% Discount

  • Third and all additional Siblings : 40% Discount

* Please note: The Sibling Discount applies to siblings only (brothers and sisters, not cousins or other relatives).

Does Pioneer Academy have a dress code?

Yes. Pioneer Academy uniform consists of official Pioneer Academy navy blue chinos and the official Pioneer Academy polo shirt, either long-sleeved or short-sleeved. Students are required to attend school in full school uniform every day unless otherwise specified. Full information detailing the required uniform items is found at the following website address.