Mission, Purpose, Goals

Mission Statement

Pathway School exists to educate the minds, encourage the spirits, and develop the God-given potential of intelligent children who learn differently.

Purpose

Pathway School offers an alternative to traditional schools where 20% of the intelligent children sitting in classrooms are struggling to learn. Within a nurturing Christian environment Pathway School equips those students, kindergarten through 9th grade, who are not being given the opportunity to realize their true learning potential to overcome the obstacles blocking their way to academic success. Pathway uses programs and strategies targeted to meet the needs of students who learn differently and meets each one at their assessed instructional level.

Our Goal

As students spend time at Pathway, they experience academic success and are encouraged to develop their areas of strength. Our students understand the unique ways they learn and are able to explain what they need to continue their success in learning, becoming advocates for their optimum instructional experience. They develop their ability to think critically about the world around them and are encouraged to continue seeking Biblical truth. Students leave Pathway with an increased level of self confidence and independence, embracing a hope for their future.

Expected School-wide Learner Results (ESLRs)

1. A person understanding their unique learning style, who:

  • Identifies the strengths and weaknesses in their learning profile
  • Recognizes and utilizes individual strengths in gaining knowledge and solving problems
  • Exhibits the ability to use assistive technology and learning strategies appropriate to their¬†individual learning style
  • Accepts personal responsibility for the learning process by accessing information from a variety of sources, integrating optimal study skills, and demonstrating problem-solving

2.  A Biblical truth seeker, who:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and appreciation for their knowledge of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
  • Grows in their faith leading towards acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
  • Fosters and demonstrates Christian values of respect for God and others
  • Applies Biblical principles to their personal and moral choices
  • Participates in worship and service projects

3. An effective communicator, who:

  • Expresses thoughts clearly and correctly in verbal and written language
  • Speaks clearly and concisely in various settings
  • Exercises efficient critical listening and reading skills

4. An advocate for their academic, physical, social and emotional health, who:

  • Advocates for their personal educational needs
  • Fosters and develops interpersonal relationships
  • Works collaboratively in group roles through mutual respect and compromise
  • Integrates appropriate social skills in all settings
  • Treats their body with respect as a temple of the Holy Spirit
  • Develops and maintains a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, personal hygiene, and nutrition