Enroll now for our grand opening: August 2018!
We're excited to launch our innovative approach to self-directed education in August of 2018! Full time and part time options are available.
Join now and help us launch this exciting new alternative!
1. Fill out application form.
2. Pay application fee
$25.00 per child (plus online transaction fees)
Or mail a check for $25.00 per child to:
Pathfinder Community School
2400 N Broad St, Ste 5
Durham, NC 27704
3. Admissions interview
Interviews are scheduled upon receipt of completed application and fee. The interview is to open lines of communication, and ensure that Pathfinder and the family have enough information to decide: do we think this is a good fit?
- We prefer that all parents/ legal guardians attend if possible.
- Please bring questions and concerns.
After the interview, Admissions Committee may award prospective members an optional visiting week, or an enrollment contract.
4. Financial Assessment
Pathfinder is committed to building and supporting a community with a wide range of incomes and financial situations. We use an indexed fee schedule based on percentages of household income.
Please Refer to our Membership Fee Calculator and use it to fill out the fee assessment form below. Our Membership Fee Committee may need additional information, such as your most recent tax return. After reviewing your form the Membership Fee Committee will prepare a contract at the indexed fee amount or contact you to discuss membership fees in more detail.
5. (Optional) Visiting Week
In the spring, we are offering an optional visiting week to applicants for the fall. The "week" is 3 days long, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday-Thursday.
- Schedule visiting week
- Pay visiting week fee ($100)
- After visiting week, check in with family and child to review how it went, and how to proceed next.
6. Sign Enrollment Contract
Once Pathfinder and the family agree it is a good fit, an enrollment contract is prepared and signed.
Questions? Send us an email- email@example.com
Building an Inclusive Community
Pathfinder is an inclusive community of self-directed learners. Our indexed membership fees help to make this program available to a wide variety of families from diverse financial circumstances. Family financials are assessed and fees are offered by the Membership Fee Committee, which is tasked with balancing Pathfinder’s financial stability with our desire to serve a diverse community.
If your family and Pathfinder are a good fit for each other, we will do our best to ensure the fees support both the family’s and the program’s financial situations.
Membership priority is available to current Members as well as new full time Members satisfied with the indexed fees calculated below. Full time attendance is five days/week for nine months of program services (for the “annual fee” multiply monthly fee by 9).
The scale below is to help you make plans. The Membership Fee Committee has the final say over what fee amounts we can offer based on our operating budget and current membership. Fees are not final until both parties sign a membership agreement.
Support indexed fees by making a donation.
Where did we get these numbers?
The Circle School in Harrisburg is over 30 years old, and serves a mid-size city of similar income range, and has a similar aim. We want our enrollment demographics to look like theirs, so we are following their fee scale formula.