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 that provides a ‘softer’ social transition between elementary and high school.

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, ‘Human Skills,’ drama, boat building, ‘Brain Hour,’ 4-H Club, music, coding, ASL, physical fitness and cooking, public speaking, environmental and conservation studies, community service work, Odyssey of the Mind, art and handwork.

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Upcoming Events

The Pioneer School’s Cleanup For A Cause

Saturday, April 20th

A fundraiser to benefit the students of The Pioneer School AND the world in which we live…