Durham's First Alternative to School

No Classrooms. No Textbooks. No Teachers: At Durham’s New Pathfinder Community School, Students Teach Themselves.
— INDY Week, June 2019

Pathfinder is a self-directed learning community for ages 5-14 in Durham, NC.

We support self-directed learning, like many unschooling families and homeschool self-directed learning centers.

We support self-governance, akin to Agile Learning Centers, Sudbury schools, and democratic free schools.

“Pathfinder has given our children the confidence to truly be themselves, the ability to communicate more deeply, and the passion to share what they know and care about with others.”
— Danelle Karth, Pathfinder parent

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