Pioneer Academy accepts International students as day students or boarding students. In addition to advanced education students receive, the boarding international students stay in a welcoming dormitory environment. Their time in the dormitories is productive with clubs and after school activities that pertain to the students’ individual needs. Overall, the international students’ time away from home will be well spent, ensuring a bright future ahead.
For international students who opt to live with a host family, it is the parent’s responsibility to find a host family.
The Experience in the U.S
International students have the opportunity to not only obtain quality education but also make life-long friends from all regions of the world. They become an active member through our community service programs to make a difference as a responsible world citizen. There are many opportunities to explore the world through educational trips and activities.
100% Acceptance Rate Four-Year Colleges
Honors & AP (Advanced Placement) Courses
SAT & ACT and TOEFL & IELTS Test Prep
Intensive Full-Time ESL Program
Receive Personalized Attention
Small, Diverse & Vibrant Student Body
21st Century Education
30 Minutes From New York City
Accredited by Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools
What is the Pioneer Academy Intensive ELL Program?
The Pioneer Academy Intensive English Language Learning (IELL) Department was developed to assist students as they move from low-intermediate English proficiency to higher proficiency levels that allow them the chance to succeed in college-preparatory classes. Students study Reading & Literature, Academic Vocabulary, Listening & Speaking, Grammar & Writing, IELTS / TOEFL test preparation, and other primary subject courses. All courses are designed to prepare students for the rigorous coursework of college preparatory classes they will encounter after graduating from the Pioneer’s Intensive ELL Program. While in the Intensive ELL Program, students are expected to learn and adapt to the American style school system, including the language and culture of the English-speaking United States. Students are held to high standards of behavior, academic, and are expected to perform at a level of excellence.
How are students evaluated for the Intensive ELL Program?
International students who wish to enter the Pioneer Academy Intensive ELL Program must first take a TOEFL Junior placement test which determines their English proficiency level. Students who score below the requisite English proficiency level for regular college-preparatory classes are then recommended for Intensive ELL classes. Students will be given three more TOEFL Junior tests during the program, one at the end of each quarter. Passing any of these tests is a prerequisite but does not limit students from graduating the ELL program and entering a regular college-preparatory curriculum.
College Counseling Department
The college-counseling program at Pioneer Academy is designed to help students explore their strengths, talents, abilities and interests. Our program identifies the appropriate college or university that best matches the students’ choice and helps gain admission to the colleges and universities that best suit their ambitions and aspirations. Pioneer Academy’s experienced team of College Counselors work closely with both students and parents in the college preparation, selection, application, and admission process.