Welcome to Pioneer Elementary School

we are MISSION driven

At Pioneer, our learning environment exists beyond the classroom walls in socially embedded communities that promote choice and self-advocacy. Through personalized inquiry based projects and authentic experiences, learners will collaborate with multi-aged peers to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to identify and solve our most pressing global issues. 



8502 Skansie Ave
Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Main Office: (253) 530-3500  

School Hours

M, T, TH & F:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

School Leadership

Stephanie Strader - Principal 

Pioneer Elementary News

Spring Break is April 15 to 19, 2024

Don’t forget! Next week, April 15 through 19, is spring break for all PSD students. There is no school and district offices are closed to the public. 

Enjoy a week off and we’ll see you Monday, April 22!

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Welcome, Kindergartners! Online kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. Registering early allows you to find out about all of the transition activities we have planned in the spring and summer!

Go to psd401.net/registration to begin the online process. Welcome Class of 2037!

Bubble Bee Wins 3rd Annual Pioneer Elementary Shark Tank Competition

Congratulations to the winners of Pioneer Elementary’s 3rd annual Shark Tank: 5th graders Briella, Arwen, and Emma, with their invention, the Bubble Bee. Shark Tank is a 3D Print and Design Competition that all Pioneer 4th and 5th grade students were invited to enter, after completing a unit on 3D print and design. Students created an invention to solve a problem in the world, big or small, and then learned 3D design skills in Tinkercad designing and editing their prototypes

Pioneer Elementary School Calendar