Admissions

PATHWAY PROVIDES AN ALTERNATIVE FOR STUDENTS THAT STRUGGLE IN A TRADITIONAL SCHOOL SETTING, SUPPORTING THEM TO GROW ACADEMICALLY, SOCIALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.

Families choose Pathway because their child is struggling in a traditional classroom setting and they may be experiencing any of the following:

  • Their reading, writing, mathematical skills may be below grade level.
  • They struggle with executive functioning skills, including but not limited to organization and focus.
  • The workload and is too heavy and they can’t keep up.
  • They are overwhelmed by class size and peer interactions.
  • They are not receiving the support they need in order to be successful.

Many, but not all Pathway students have a diagnosis that impacts learning such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, or auditory processing disorder. Some Pathway students have no diagnosis but struggle with organization or focus and need a smaller class size. Many, but not all Pathway students, have been identified as eligible to receive Special Education Services and have Individual Education Plan (IEP) from a school district.

At Pathway, we focus not only on academics, but on the social, emotional and spiritual well-being of your child. Students experience a relaxed learning environment free from the fear of failure. As each child begins to increase his or her academic and social interaction success, we begin to see the bright, confident, happy and beautiful child that God created and the hope of a bright future.

Pathway is a Christian school, however, we accept children of all faiths.

Due to our classroom and program structure, Pathway is not equipped to serve and does not accept students with social, emotional, or behavioral challenges as their primary area of need.

Application Process

We accept applications throughout the year for possible mid-year openings. It is to your advantage to apply as early as possible to allow time for application review, assessment, and 3 day visitation scheduling.

Admissions Inquiry

The first step in the Pathway admissions process is a call with the Director of Admissions. You may submit online inquiry or call the school office at 949-837-1203 and ask to speak with the Director of Admissions. She will answer any questions you have about Pathway and assist you in determining if Pathway may be the right fit for your child. If you would like to further investigate Pathway for your child, the Admissions Director will schedule a private tour for you.

Tour Pathway

Touring the school is the best way to see what we do and determine if Pathway may be the right place for your child. During the tour, the Admissions Director will learn more about your child as well to assist in determining if Pathway can meet the needs of your child. If after the tour you determine that you’d like to move forward with the application process, the Admissions Director will schedule an assessment with our Learning Center Director and ask that you provide the school with the following:

  • A Psycho-educational or Multidisciplinary Report completed within the last 3 years.
  • A current IEP or 504 Plan if applicable.
  • A completed application.

Prospective Student Assessment

The Learning Center Director will assess your student in reading, writing, and math. The assessment includes the STAR reading and math assessment, Fountas and Pinnell Individual Reading Inventory, and a writing prompt. The assessment takes about 1.5 hours. Our occupational therapist will also perform an evaluation if needed.

Once the assessment is completed, the Admissions Committee meets to review the assessment results. If the team believes that your student is a strong candidate for Pathway and that Pathway can meet the needs of your student, a three-day student visit is offered.

Schedule a three-day visit

During the three-day visit, your child will attend class and participate in all learning and activities taking place. Throughout the three-day visit, staff will work with and observe your child and keep you informed as to how he or she is doing. At the end of the three-day visit, if appropriate, enrollment is offered.

Pathway School admits students of any race, color, creed, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and school-administered programs.