The Pathway School is a unique institution known for its multi-sensory approach to instruction, utilizing a combination of clinical, behavioral and educational specialists to meet individual learning and behavior needs.
Pathway provides a comprehensive program of services for children between the ages of 5 and 21 for whom mainstream public and private school education is insufficient to meet their needs.
These youngsters display complex learning issues necessitating focused learning environments, research-based instructional methods and qualified professoinals.
STEM for all programming is provided within classrooms and enhanced through excciting and engaging activities in the Innovation Center.
The Pathway School develops and implements innovative, quality programs and services that enrich the lives of children and young adults with special needs.
Pathway builds the independence of its students in a nurturing and challenging environment that best prepares them for life after Pathway.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 168 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Autism, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Emotional Disturbance and others
Year Founded
1960
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
168 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
The Pathway School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No inappropriate language or pictures)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
As an Approved Private School, in most cases, tuition is the responsibility of the educationally responsible district/charter school.
Summer Program Cost Notes
As an Approved Private School, in most cases, tuition is the responsibility of the educationally responsible district/charter school for students who are eligible for Extended School Year programming.
Admissions Director
Diana M. Phifer
Admissions Associate
Rebecca Klinicki

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Drama/theatre arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • The Pathway School is a unique institution known for its multi-sensory approach to instruction, utilizing a combination of clinical, behavioral and educational specialists to meet individual learning and behavior needs.
  • Pathway provides a comprehensive program of services for children between the ages of 5 and 21 for whom mainstream public and private school education is insufficient to meet their needs.
  • These youngsters display complex learning issues necessitating focused learning environments, research-based instructional methods and qualified professoinals.
  • STEM for all programming is provided within classrooms and enhanced through excciting and engaging activities in the Innovation Center.
  • The Pathway School develops and implements innovative, quality programs and services that enrich the lives of children and young adults with special needs.
  • Pathway builds the independence of its students in a nurturing and challenging environment that best prepares them for life after Pathway.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This school has been an absolute ideal placement for our son for several years now transitioning from the end of elementary through middle and now about to graduate! I can't even imagine where we might be had it not been for Pathway honestly, given where we were before he started. If you have a child with difficult placement needs, this is the place. Some schools are useful where there isn't the need for Autism Spectrum Support and there are great schools for Dyslexia or Behavior Support, but for those with specific issues that require a trained or licensed team of professionals who care and offer a well rounded, equal opportunity at a typical education in a setting that best resembles a home school, this is what they may have received but without feeling marginalized. Here, they fit in and feel part of it all. They blossom and recover. They discover themselves and they grow and mature while learning at the level they need to at their pace. Some may goes on to return to their home school but I can say without a doubt, this school has not one time left any doubt that we made the right choice for our son. He may have missed some of what typical kids experience in a "normal" school setting, but given the challenges he has had, that is ok. He has his whole life to experience "normal" now, better prepared, with much less anxiety, more prepared and in a positive state of mind about what he is capable of. That is what this school provided him.
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5  
I love the pathway school I when long time And hadGood teachers and life skills are good to learn I am all grown up now and thankful I had people put me in my place in life and I love everyone supporting me and always try my best always ps Leah huebner
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 168 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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