The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Affording Pathfinder

Honoring wonder, fostering friendships, building understanding!

The Pathfinder School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, and administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


FINANCIAL AID: Additionally, due to the broad socio-economic diversity of our region, we understand that not all families experience the same financial situation.  The Pathfinder School has a widely used Financial Aid program to assist those who are unable to pay the full tuition. While we are unable to provide full scholarships for attendance, we are able to provide rewards of between 5%-46% off of tuition due, pending need based Financial Aid applications as well as schedule selection.  We do offer rewards for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, however they tend to be between 5%-20% off of full tuition due to the shortened schedules of those students.  



SIBLING DISCOUNT: We also provide a sibling discount for families paying full tuition. Your oldest child will attend at the full cost. The second child experiences a 12% discount, the 3rd a 24% discount and so on. 



We offer three different means of paying tuition over the course of the school year.

1) Pay the full tuition by August 1st

2) Pay 60% of tuition on August 1st and 40% on December 1st

3) Pay 10 monthly installments (interest FREE) beginning in August and ending in May.


For more information, CLICK HERE for our Tuition & FEES.