What Makes Pathway Different?
We know one size doesn’t fit all.
Each student has a unique learning profile complete with strengths, weaknesses, and interests. At Pathway, we take time to understand children, develop programs, and continually tweak instruction based on the individual.
- Upon entry, students are assessed to determine their ‘just right’ instructional level in core subjects.
- Student progress is monitored and instruction is changed to either reinforce or advance concepts as needed.
- Parents are seen as experts on their children and valuable partners in the education of their child.
- Students are assessed to determine their learning style and given instruction in learning strategies that best match their learning style.
- Teachers incorporate multiple learning modalities into each lesson.
- Students are taught to advocate for themselves.
- Students are assessed in executive functioning skills to determine their relative strengths and weaknesses in the nine areas of executive functioning. Teachers use this information to guide instruction.
- We intentionally expose children to a variety of experiences, including performance, artistic, musical, and athletic opportunities to discover their gifts and interests.
- Student work and projects are matched with student strengths and affinities.
- Class size is kept to a maximum of 12:1, often with smaller groupings in core subjects to best target individual needs.
- We don’t expect students to sit still for an entire day or even an hour. Movement and music are frequently incorporated into lessons and breaks are given throughout the day.
- Students are taught about the brain and learn how to respect the differences in others’.
- The staff meets weekly as a team to discuss student concerns and needs for enrichment or intervention.
- Technology is integrated through our 1:1 laptop program for students in grades 3-8.
- Social skills are taught using researched-based curriculum.
- Student strengths are identified, nurtured, and celebrated.