In today’s world, students require technological skills. At the elementary and middle school level, students are using a laptop daily and learning how to leverage technology in a way that helps them be most successful in their academic and creative lives. Among many topics, students are formally instructed on the use of more advanced word processing, presentation software, creating multimedia projects, research, and safety.
Many of our students are enthusiastic about using their creative talents. During their time in the art studio, students learn how to apply various artistic techniques and have created some truly beautiful work. It is a joy to watch as students uncover their artistic abilities — especially those who used to think they did not have it in them!
Music and Drama
Each year Pathway puts on a wonderful musical play. Every student has a role in making the performance a success. Students have contributed through planning, set painting, brainstorming props, lighting, singing, dancing, and acting. Many Pathway students have discovered their gift for performance through the annual musical. It is a highlight of the school year for parents, staff, and students!
Once a month all classes put math into practice in the kitchen! Our students love “cooking days” and look forward to working together while learning about measurement, ratios, and skills needed to whip up delicious treats.
CS Fundamentals Coding
Recent research demonstrates positive links between learning computer science with CS Fundamentals and reading comprehension, problem-solving, and planning skills. Students with resourceful teachers scored higher on standardized reading comprehension exams when they did extra CS Fundamentals activities. CS Fundamentals students also outperformed other STEM students at problem-solving executive function and planning skills.