A Private Middle School offering a 21st Century Education

A private middle school offering a 21st century education.


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Why The Pioneer School?

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

-        Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Who Attends The Pioneer School?

Students grades 6th through 8th seeking a challenging curriculum so that they may prepare to seamlessly enter the high school program of their choice whether it is homeschool, one of the county’s diverse career academies or a selective and competitive high school academic program.

Students seeking education beyond academics to foster their leadership skills, citizenship, emotional intelligence, social conscience, intellectual courage, technology skills, entrepreneurial spirit and practical life skills.

Students who represent varied religions and beliefs and who respect the personal beliefs and convictions of others. 

Students who thrive in a more intimate and holistic learning environment.

What does Pioneer School Teach?

The Pioneer School facilitates students achieving academic excellence in rigorous online curriculum provided by Florida Virtual School with the support of on-site tutors. Using FL Virtual School, students’ educational paths are tailored to meet their  current and future academic goals.

The Pioneer School enriches students’ classroom education by offering various programs including conversational Spanish, drama, boat building, ‘Brain Hour,’ 4-H Leadership and Enterprise Club, homesteading, physical fitness and cooking, music, web design and internet marketing, blogging and technological responsibility, public speaking, environmental and conservation studies, community service work, Odyssey of the Mind, art and handwork.

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Upcoming Events

Ancient City Kids Day

Saturday, October 27 from 11 AM – 3 PM

Ancient City Kids Day is one of St. Augustine’s largest youth activities and is a popular event for the whole family! The event has free admission. Come by and visit our tent and make fall decorations with us!