School for Learning Disabilities in Orange County

Welcome to Pathway School

Pathway School develops resilient children in a non-traditional educational setting by giving them skills and strategies to support their unique academic, social, and spiritual growth.  

Students in front of wall at school

What People Think of Pathway School

We were blessed to find to find a school that was geared to lifting up our son’s strengths and self-esteem while teaching him how to understand and manage his ADHD so that he could take the these tools forward and succeed not only in school, but in life. I can’t even begin to tell you of the gift this school has been to us and our son.

Karen G. 7th grade mother

We love Pathway; we can’t say enough about it. We needed to find a place where our son can flourish, grow and become the successful student we knew he could be. He is in his fourth year at Pathway and he loves his school. He has more confidence, he knows his learning style and all the students are his friend. We are impressed with how much the staff cares for the students and the loving support they provide.

Penny B. 3rd grade mother

Great school. Great people. I have witnessed the staff give each student tailored attention to their strengths and weaknesses. I can’t wait for my daughter to start their summer school program!

Kevin K. 6th grade father

Our son has been fortunate enough to attend Pathway School since he was in 1st grade. He is now a confident 8th grader and has found happiness and success at Pathway both academically and socially for the past 7 years.

Shannon F. 8th grade mother

My two children attend Pathway, and the impact on our family has been a miracle. The teachers and administration truly care and have worked tirelessly to help my kids. I’m deeply grateful!

Tori R. 4th and 6th grade mother

Because of Pathway, there is hope for a bright future for our son in school. We have seen so much growth in one year! He is involved, loves it and making great friends along the way. The staff is so wonderful too!

Jenny K. 8th grade mother

Pathway School is a unique educational environment that every child should have the opportunity to experience. In addition to individual attention each child is taught in the way he or she learns. There are many children here that did not succeed in other environments because they did not fit the teaching style and emphasis of where they come from and are absolutely flourishing at Pathway. With its emphasis on character and accountability, Pathway is an encouraging environment for children to succeed in all ways.

Craig B. 2nd and 3rd grade father

We enrolled our daughter in January at Pathway and she has made amazing progress. Pathway is a special school designed for students that learn differently. It has literally been life changing for our daughter and us. We absolutely love this school.

Amy J. 4th grade mother

In the school we had our son in prior to Pathway, he was withdrawn dreaded going everyday. This attitude changed almost immediately when he began to attend Pathway. Pathway has a philosophy of teaching children in the way they learn while promoting encouragement and accountability. We were so encouraged by our son’s experience last year, we enrolled his 7 year old twin brothers.

April B. 2nd and 3rd grade mother

From day one our daughter has come home with a smile and a feeling of accomplishment. Everyday on her own account she has to do her homework right away. This is truly an act of God, as we have never seen this side of her. We are truly grateful; beyond words to watch this transformation.

Kevin C. 6th grade father

Mission Statement

Pathway School develops resilient children in a non-traditional educational setting by giving them skills and strategies to support their unique academic, social, and spiritual growth.  

Pathway School builds confidence, social skills, and academic success in a safe, Christian environment for children with learning challenges. Pathway School is a Christian school in Orange County, CA. We recognize each child’s unique qualities, gifts, and needs, build upon their strengths, and overcome barriers to learning. Our teachers use programs and research-based teaching strategies targeted to meet the needs of children who learn differently; all to ensure a positive future for each child we serve.

Two girls students reading studying

The Pathway Experience

As students spend time at Pathway, they experience academic success and are encouraged to develop their areas of strength. We are a private school for students with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and related language-based learning differences and special education in Orange County, CA. Our students learn their unique learning style and become advocates for their optimum instructional experience. They develop their ability to think critically about the world around them. Students leave Pathway with an increased level of self-confidence, independence and social awareness, embracing a hope for their future. 

Boy student smiling

Pathway Student Goals

Student goals - auditory, kinesthetic, visual

A Pathway student understands their unique learning style.

  • Knows their learning style and learning style strategies
  • Advocates for their learning style 
  • Applies learning strategies that support their learning style

A Pathway student shows academic growth in reading, writing and math.

  • Develops a positive work ethic and study skills
  • Develops executive functioning skills, such as being a self-starter, problem solver, independent and responsible
Student singing and talking into microphone

A Pathway student is an effective communicator.

  • Expresses thoughts clearly and correctly in verbal and written communication 
  • Advocates for their needs 
  • Understands and demonstrates positive interaction with peers and adults

A Pathway student is growing in their understanding of Jesus.

  • Knows the character traits of Jesus
  • Demonstrates the character traits of Jesus in words and actions
Books - Adventure Bible, chapter books
2020-2021 School Reopening Plan

Our plan for reopening in the fall is now available. These plans are subject to change based on local, state, and government guidelines and mandates.