Residential Life

At Pioneer Academy, your dorm is your home base from day one.

Residential Life

At Pioneer Academy, your dorm is your home base from day one.

Pioneer Academy Dormitory is where you make your first friends as a new student, and where you flourish over the years, both academically and socially. Your dorm will become your home away from home, providing memories and friendships for life.

Living in a dorm among peers from different backgrounds teaches students to connect and relate to others of diverse backgrounds and develop cultural awareness that will help them successfully navigate life in college and beyond. Our boarders benefit from the healthy, robust, and honest exchange of ideas and perspectives. We live and learn together through helping, guiding, and nurturing each student as he pursues academic, athletic, arts, social, and life long goals.

Our residential approach is central to building inclusive communities. Pioneer’s residential community aims to cultivate and grow engaged, healthy, community-oriented, astute international citizens. Through a growth mindset culture, we provide daily opportunities for every child to navigate and practice the life, intercultural, and social skills necessary to be a thriving and inspired member of the world in which they live.

At Pioneer, education outside of the classroom is just as critical as education inside the classroom. When classes end campus comes alive with after school activities including sports, clubs, and community service. At Pioneer, there is something for every student! Students are encouraged to explore new interests outside of their comfort zone and offer ideas for organizations they would like to see offered.

Dorm Chaperons ensure dorms are spirited communities conducive to study but also fun places where residents can relax and engage with their classmates. The result is a supportive environment where lifelong friendships are forged. Each weekend, activities are offered to students that may include trips to local malls, restaurants, museums, movies, Six Flags, festivals, and sport games such as NBA, NFL & NHL. 

You will be comfortable

  • Fully Furnished Rooms
  • High Speed Wi-fi
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Quiet Study Rooms
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Large LED TV’s
  • Personal Desks
  • Private Locked Closets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Dining Services
  • Kitcheners
  • Safe Campus
  • Free Weekend Activities
  • ESL Courses
  • Fitness Room

Frequently Asked Questions about Residential Life

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Medical Services


We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Our admissions team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

(973) 405-5169 ext. 120
(973) 405-5169 ext. 120


The advisory system matches small groups of students to an advisor. The advisor performs a bridging role in the student’s life. They happen to be in the center of the communications between faculty and students, home and school, leading students on a healthy path toward college and life
Pioneer Academy high school students enjoying their break at the backyard during lunch break


Pioneer’s International students obtain a superior college-preparatory education while making lifelong friends from around of the world.

We are exceptionally diverse and a second home to students from 21 countries, including children of diplomats, ambassadors, other representatives to the United Nations and foreign dignitaries.