The Pathfinder School
Welcome to The Pathfinder School! We are excited to re-open our doors for the 2019-2020 school year. Our staff has been working all summer to prepare for this year and we are ready for our students to fill the classrooms and hallways with their energy and enthusiasm for learning.
The Pathfinder School provides a learning environment which engages students at their levels and provides differentiated instruction for their unique learning styles. Instruction is provided to advance the students’ academics, functional skills, and vocational skills with an ongoing emphasis on providing students the necessary skills for positive and productive post-secondary outcomes.
This school year, Pathfinder will be focusing on post-secondary transition programs and initiatives. One of the ways we plan to do this is to expand the competitive employment opportunities available to our students. Staff will be engaging local businesses, community leaders, parents and school districts to support us in this endeavor through various outreach initiatives. Our staff will also be working with all of our students on the development of the soft skills that employers have identified as necessary to be successful. We will be using the Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills as a guide to support the development of student competence in the domains of self-awareness and self-management; establishing and maintaining relationships; and social problem solving.
The staff and I are very excited about the upcoming year. As a school and learning community, we appreciate and depend upon your partnership in supporting all of our students to be successful.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Nicholas R. Fratto, M.S. Ed.
The Pathfinder School Principal