The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Through Lines

Deep understanding and applied learning requires knowledge to be transferred and integrated across content areas to solve complex problems.  In order to provide an enviroment that encourages such depth of learning, The Pathfinder School uses "through-lines" to guide our curriculum.  By presenting education as a pursuit of answers to profound and empowering questions, we are constantly challenged to teach for a grander purpose.  Students discover the greater mission of learning which fuels a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.   

The video below illustrates the questions we present to students and the various through-lines that guide our curriculum.  These through-lines serve as the compass that directs our program: