The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Early Elementary

Young children learn by doing. Therefore, play and experimentation is at the core of the Pathfinder experience. Through both unstructured and guided play, as well as more traditional academic projects such as making books, keeping a tally of the changes in the forest and mapping the campus, children develop the nascent intellectual and social skills that lead to academic success in later grades. Due to small class sizes, children experience emerging literacy and numeracy in a stimulating environment that sponsors individual challenge. The Pathfinder early childhood program is further enriched by foreign language, music, visual art, library and physical education instruction. Combined, these activities expose young children to a broad range of experiences necessary to promote intellectual and social growth.

Pre-K Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2