The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Special Services & Tutoring

Pathfinder serves a full spectrum of learning styles

Inidividual Learning Styles

A cornerstone of our approach to teaching recognizes that each child has different learning needs. Because of our small classes and skilled teachers, we're able to respond to these individual learning styles. Whether a child requires remedial support, acceleration or social support, we do our best to ensure a responsive environment.

The course program, small classroom populations, and classroom methodology at The Pathfinder School allow for some flexibility in addressing individual students’ needs; however, all students are expected to, at least, work to meet appropriate mastery of material. The Pathfinder School attempts to differentiate the curriculum for individual students; however, we can do so only within the structures inherent in our school (i.e., faculty, facilities, and financial resources). Student issues are addressed individually with sensitivity towards consistency in how we treat all students. 

Students With Special Needs

Pathfinder students with special needs also qualify for evaluation and special services through the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. These services include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. To inquire about services offered, or the process to implement services, please consult with the Pathfinder School’s faculty, the Head of School.

For further information about TBA ISD, please contact:
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
P.O. Box 6020 • 1101 Red Drive - Traverse City, MI • 49696-6020

Teachers make referrals for all of these services and work closely with parents.