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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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 314 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 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.
Address
164 Totowa Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Telephone
(973) 405-5169

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
1280
32 responses
Average ACT
30
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
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  • None really.
    44%
  • Spring Festival
    33%
  • Soccer Tournaments
    11%
  • Street Ball Tournaments
    11%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
314
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Pioneer Academy is located in a wonderful neighborhood to live in. The school is very safe, clean, and high end. The school has a lot of success in local competitions and college acceptance rate is 100%. K-12 it has really strong academic curriculum. It has a very welcoming and friendly environment.
My child goes to Montessori program at Pioneer Academy. I’m very happy with what my child learns at this very early age. It’s a great school!
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Pioneer Academy, while small and lacking in certain areas, is a great option for those desiring a school with effective teaching in STEM and ESL. They tackle mathematics with numerous AP courses, constant practice from the SAT or ACT, and intelligent teachers. In addition, by being a native English speaker, I can personally vouch for the swell incoming foreign students every year who learn to speak basic English confidently and proudly by the end of their year. However, its small size, lack of emphasis or desire on having a physical, academic and cultural presence outside the school campus can make it feel isolated, causing it to be a possible turnoff and source of frustration to kids who may look for those types of characteristics in their school.

And so, with all things considered, I would definitely recommend visiting Pioneer Academy.
Pioneer is a closenit community of students who are like family. Everyone knows each other so it isn't hard to become friends with people and continue those friendships. It's a very community-based school to be honest. Other than that, however, the school administration dedicate a lot of their time and effort to make the school a better place for students in terms of education, extracurriculars, and campus community. They have a long way to go before they're able to accomplish that, but they do try and put their effort into everything they do.