What Makes Pathway Different?

We know one size doesn’t fit all.

Woman teacher instructor helping student on laptop computer in classroom

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.
  • Social skills are taught using researched-based curriculum.
  • Student strengths are identified, nurtured, and celebrated.
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.