The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Where do Pathfinder Alumni go?

We nourish a sense of pride in achievement, and Pathfinder students carry that enthusiasm for learning with them into many areas of accomplishment: Bay Chamber Strings, Odyssey of the Mind World Competition, Traverse Youth Symphony, Interlochen Arts Camp, publication in Exposures (a juried 7th-12th grade literary journal), All City Track & Field, Varsity Volleyball, State Tennis Champions, Basketball and Cross Country programs, 4-H, downhill ski racing programs and more.

Most importantly, our Alumni carry with them a level of intellectual curiosity that drives their academic pursuits after Pathfinder as is evident from the high school and college placement lists below:


Public High Schools

Benzie Central High School
Elk Rapids High School
Glen Lake High School
Leland High School
Suttons Bay High School
Traverse City Central High School
Traverse City West High School
SciMaTech (Science, Math Technology) at Traverse City Public Schools


Independent and Parochial High Schools

Interlochen Arts Academy
The Leelanau School
Traverse City St. Francis
The Benjamin School (Palm Beach, FL)
Lawrence Academy (Groton, MA)
Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)
St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH)



Albion College
Allegany College
Bard College
Bates College
Brown University
Bucknell University
Case Western Reserve University
Columbia College
DeVry College
Earlham College
Emerson College
Evergreen State College
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Harvard University
Hope College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Michigan State University
Michigan Tech University
Middlebury College
New School University
New York University
Northwestern Michigan College
Notre Dame University
Princeton University
Reed College
Sarah Lawrence College
Smith University
Stanford University
St. John University
United States Air Force Academy
University of California, Berkley
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
Vassar University
West Point Military Academy
Western Michigan University
Westminster College, London