Knowledge - Challenge - Integrity - Diversity

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, everyone! I hope the summer break is refreshing for all of you. It's hard to believe that the school year will be starting in 2 weeks! We are so excited to get back into the swing of things for this academic year, see all of our returning students and meet the new incoming students. I am truly honored to welcome you back. We are happy to see that you are a part of our result driven and determined learning community. For those newly joining us, welcome to the Pioneer family! It’s yet another exciting year for the Pioneer Academy’ students, staff and families building on the success of the recent years.

Pioneer Academy leads in education and is rated by Niche as the #1 private school.

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Pioneer Academy leads in education and is rated by Niche as the #1 private school in all of the Passaic County. These results are further solidified by the College Board's results of the highest SAT performance in the Passaic County among both public and private schools.

Pioneer Acceptance

Pioneer Academy has a deep tradition of serving as a college prep school, with a proven record of excellence. Harvard, Brown & UPenn in the past. This year, once again – 2 of Pioneer Academy’s students were accepted to Princeton University out of a graduating class of 31. I would like you to take a few seconds and see your child in those students. Our success, as a community, will be your success in the near future.
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As educators, we deeply care about our students. It is my goal to ensure that all students are educated, happy and safe, so they may reach their full potential. There is a clear direct correlation between the happiness of a student and his or her academic performance. Our school motto is that " Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success."

At Pioneer Academy, we understand that education is about guiding and supporting young people on a pathway of success: my staff and I are confident that each child in our care will unlock and realize that potential and indeed, aspire beyond with our support. We also recognize that education is a shared responsibility between family and school and we truly value the partnership that we forge with our parents.

"Education does not change the world.
Education changes people, People change the world."
Paulo Freire – Philosopher and Educator

Please know, I work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experiences while at Pioneer. I eagerly look forward to personally greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Once again, welcome back! Let's make it another great year at Pioneer Academy. I wish you a successful 2019/2020 school year at Pioneer Academy.

Owen O. Akman

Dates to Remember

  • 08/29/2019 – Orientation for new and current K-12 Parents :

K-4 Parents (10:30am - 12:00pm)

5-12 Parents 11:30am -1:00pm

  • 9/3/2019 First Day of School (K-12)
  • On the first day of school, hours will be from 9:00 am – 3:15 pm.
  • 09/10/2019 – Back-to-school night for Grades K–8 from 4:30 pm –6:30 pm
  • 09/12/2019 – Back-to-school night for Grades 9–12 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


· Elementary Supply List-Please see the link.
· Middle School Supply List- Please see link.
· High School students will be provided a list directly by their classroom teacher on the first week of classes.

HEALTH - IMPORTANT - Due 9/03/19

Please complete the enclosed medical forms, including the annual physical examination form and complete any immunizations mandated by the State of New Jersey Department of Health regulations.
Also, It is mandatory to provide documentation if there are any existing or new health related issues that Pioneer Academy needs to be aware of such as allergies (food, seasonal, medical), medication and change in heath conditions including asthma.


If you have not filled out the B6T form please click, and complete the link below and submit the form back to school no later than 9/03/19 in order to ensure prompt processing.


The textbook form is attached below, please complete the form and submit it back to school no later than 9/03/19.

Textbook Loan Form


Hot meals are served daily at Pioneer’s cafeteria provided by New Line Catering. If you would like your child to eat lunch at Pioneer Academy, please contact the vendor directly at in order to make the arrangements. Kindly note that the full details will be provided shortly and included in the back to school section on Pioneer's website.


To purchase uniforms, you may either go online to or visit our website and click on the student life tab and then the uniform link.
Elementary & Middle School: royal blue or white top & navy-blue or khaki bottom + gym uniforms
High School Boys & Girls: light blue or white top & navy blue or khaki bottom + gym uniforms

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 973-405-5169 ext 120. Thank you for your continued support.