Durham's First Alternative to School
Pathfinder is a self-directed learning community for members, ages 5-14.
At Pathfinder, members are:
- free to choose their daily activities
- responsible for their choices, actions, & education
- empowered to participate in fair and transparent governance
What does a typical day at Pathfinder look like? The sky's the limit.
Pathfinder Community Values
We value the human rights of all people, including children.
People learn to make good decisions by being trusted to decide for themselves.
Community limits on behavior should be clear, transparent, and consented to.
We value conscious culture creation, and balance the needs of the community with the needs of the individual.
What makes Pathfinder unique?
Research shows that the best learning happens when people are free to pursue their own interests.
Members have the freedom to associate with people of all ages.
There are no tests, grades, or required curricula. Classes are held by request only.