The Pathfinder School

11930 S West Bay Shore Drive,
Traverse City, MI, 49684
Tel: (231)995-3800
Since 1972, Pathfinder's academically vigorous program has been on the cutting edge of education, developing critical thinking skills, intellectual curiosity and an unparalleled love of learning through Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences pedagogy.  Our mission is to discover and develop each student's individual abilities by investing in a community of families and teachers in which serious study flourishes alongside creativity, responsibility and enthusiasm.
At Pathfinder, children feel safe to be themselves, think independently, work cooperatively, become avid learners and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Yes
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 106 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 1%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade The Pathfinder School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,450
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten tuition can be lower due to a reduced schedule. Please visit our website for tuition information.
% on Financial Aid 35%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Caroline Maier

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Body Wellness, Fencing, Odyssey of the Mind, Orchestral Strings Program, Singwell Academy, The Green Club, Water Color and Oil Painting Body Wellness, Fencing, The Green Club, Odyssey of the Mind,
Orchestral Strings Program,
Singwell Academy,
Water Color and Oil Painting,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/28/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwest Michigan House Of Hope (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immaculate Conception Elementary School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grand Traverse Area Catholic School (3.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Traverse City Immaculate Conception Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    218 Vine St
    Traverse City , MI , 49684
    (231)947-1252
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.8  mi  |  226  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Traverse City
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton M S
    (Roman Catholic)
    1601 3 Mile Rd N
    Traverse City , MI , 49686
    (231)932-4810
    (Roman Catholic)
    3  mi  |  231  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Traverse City
    Northwest Michigan House Of Hope
    (Christian)
    Po Box 5014
    Traverse City , MI , 49696
    (231)946-5350
    (Christian)
    3.1  mi  |  11  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Traverse City
    Holy Angels Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    130 E 10th St
    Traverse City , MI , 49684
    (231)946-5961
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.5  mi  |  296  students  |  Gr.  K-3
  • Traverse City
    St. Francis High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    123 E 11th St
    Traverse City , MI , 49684
    (231)946-8038
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.5  mi  |  298  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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