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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    C+
Pioneer Academy is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Wayne, NJ. It has 325 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $24,900 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$24,900
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Pioneer Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
35 responses
Average ACT
30
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • None really.
    36%
  • Spring Festival
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Soccer Tournaments
    9%
  • Street Ball Tournaments
    9%

Boarding

Students Boarding
9%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
Cambodia, China, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Turkey
International Boarding Students
9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
325
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$11,500
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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LOVE IT! I moved to NJ because of this school, students receive excellent scholarships to colleges on average over $100,000 per student. # 1 SAT Performance among private and public schools. My 9th grader is taking an AP US History with a former Harvard U. professor. Students feel valued, and teachers are dedicated. Teachers stay after school to help students advance. Students love attending the school, and there is a direct correlation to their academic success. Healthy competition and high sense of pride and achievement are clearly evident in the hallways. The school's English teacher, Harvard grad takes time after school to take students: ice skating in Manhattan (35 min away), rock climbing to build teamwork, Ivy Schools college trips. It instills confidence & leadership. Every minute of the class time is productive.
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Love Pioneer Academy! Our children spend most of their day in the school, and as the saying goes "it takes a village to raise a child" and I feel that, besides family, Pioneer is that village for my son. He is half-way through the high school at Pioneer and his character is developing in a wonderful way. The administration and teachers support the students, while at the same time encourage independence for the life after the high school. It's academically challenging but that prepares them for the college and beyond. Administration is THE BEST. They really work with the students and the parents in a very honest way and will be there for your child in a very genuine, yet professional way to gear toward the right decision and to help.
I'm in the 8th grade at Pioneer Academy and in my second year. Even starting from my first month or two, I got along with everybody. The homework isn't too hard, as the teaching methods make it so everybody gets their own attention in class, letting us know anything we wish to know. It's a very friendly environment, as I'm sure no matter who you are, you'll make a friend. I always interact with my classmates. The teachers teach us through telling a story or even playing Kahoots on what we're learning, it's always fun. Whats great though is that we always learn through this. The school's staff are very understanding, and if you're even in trouble they'll help you. It also has school-wide tests which can truly help you. These are the MAP tests which let teachers see you progress. There's not a sort of competition in the school, but everybody trying to get better together. Pioneer Academy is a great school. I wish to see you here!