Athletics at Pioneer

Let's go Eagles!

Athletics at Pioneer

Pioneer Academy outdoor basketball field

Let's go Eagles!

Welcome to Pioneer Athletics

At Pioneer Academy, we believe participation in athletic programs plays a crucial role in the overall growth of our students. In keeping with the School's mission, Pioneer Athletics emphasizes the value of each individual and respect for others. We run an inclusive and varied program to suit all abilities and interests, helping students discover the sports that suit them and develop an enduring commitment to an active lifestyle.

Pioneer Academy requires all students to participate in the athletic program at a level consistent with their ability and all athletics practices and games are considered school obligations.

Our attentive program strives to achieve multiple goals, teaching students how to work well with one another, test themselves both mentally and physically, and practice good sportsmanship.


We have always valued the personal growth that athletics provides on and off the field. In a culture of supportive and nurturing instruction, students of all levels of experience are taught to be leaders, compete as proud ambassadors of Pioneer, and experience the life lessons of being on a team. Whether you are trying out new sports or honing your skills in an existing passion, the bottom line is you will build deep and lasting connections with your peers. In the fall term, all new students are required to be involved in a Team Sport.

Message from the Athletics Director

The Pioneer Academy Health and Physical Education Department is based on the premise that physical activity and participation are important for all students, regardless of their level of athletic skill or ability. Throughout various activities, students in our program will learn how to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Our Health Education curriculum focuses on six parts of wellness. Physical, Emotional, Social, Environmental, Intellectual, and Spiritual.

Creating a culture that allows students to grow outside of the classroom is essential to personal growth. Here at Pioneer, we offer students this opportunity in a safe, competitive, and fun environment.

Matthew Silvestri
‍Athletics Director
Pioneer Academy indoor basketball field, PS2 Athletics


XCEL SPORTS AND FITNESS is our one stop shop for a complete training experience. We, as Pioneer Academy, enjoy the quality of indoor basketball court and soccer field that XCEL SPORTS AND FITNESS offers us. We get high-level training, both individual and in group settings, as well as highly competitive club teams where we put that training into action. XCEL SPORTS AND FITNESS provides 36,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility, located in Fairfield, NJ, has everything you need to maximize your training time.

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Pioneer Academy varsity soccer team training

Turf Field

Pioneer Academy has constructed a new Turf Field in 2022 summer in order to enhance Soccer Program and other field related sports. The new turf field helps all students to thrive in their athletics passion.

One of the great understated features about turf fields is the cushioned support that turf fields offer over traditional grass fields. Some studies have shown that turf fields actually help soften the impact resulting in fewer injuries for athletes.

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Pioneer Academy outdoor basketball field

Outdoor Basketball & Voleyball

Our outdoor courts are constructed from high-impact polypropylene based perforated tiles.

These court tiles have been formulated to withstand the harshest of environments, which is evident with these tiles being UV-stable and slip-resistant when wet.

Our perforated outdoor tile courts help facilitate water drainage, giving players a safer surface than plain concrete.

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Pioneer Academy high school students doing some workout in the fitness room

Fitness Room

Students work out for many reasons: weight control, muscle building, health, stress relief and plain old vanity. Our fitness center provides a wide variety of exercise equipment for students to use.

From free weights to resistance training machines to cardio machines to core stability equipment, students can exercise in lots of different ways because there are so many options available which provides a safe and comfortable workout environment.

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A 3d model of the planned new indoor gym project of Pioneer Academy

Proposed Gymnasium

As Pioneer Academy, we prioritize the construction of new state-of-art gymnasium aligned with our strategic plan in order to support a sound athletic program.

The project is under planning review. The goal is to make the indoor gym ready by 2023-2024 academic year.

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Pioneer Academy new Turf Field

All our schools teams compete vs other New Jersey public, private, and charter schools. We are recognized as full members of the NJSIAA - New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Boys Varsity Soccer Fall                                            Boys JV Basketball Winter
Girls Varsity Volleyball Fall                              Girls Varsity Basketball Winter
Girls JV Volleyball Fall                                      Girls JV Basketball Winter
Boys JV Basketball Winter                              Boys Varsity Volleyball Spring
Boys Varsity Basketball Winter                      Boys JV Volleyball Spring

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