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Academics


Overall Student Resources (SPS Website)

Mathematics



Click here to link to Math resources on the Seattle Public Schools website.


Art


The Visual Arts program at Pathfinder provides students opportunities for learning the formal elements and principals of art, with an emphasis on creativity and personal expression. The curriculum focuses on basic studio techniques – drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, …lots of hands on fun! Along with studio experiences, we integrate art appreciation, art history, and cultural diversity throughout our program.  Exploration is geared to individual student interests and abilities, proficiency in skills, and developing confidence as an artist. 

Our goal is to create an atmosphere where all students can feel comfortable experimenting with, exploring, learning, writing and talking about art. Through art instruction, we encourage authentic interdisciplinary connections by combining concepts of both visual arts goals and those of other subject areas.  Students develop visual thinking strategies as they respond to art and make connections across disciplines, cultures, place and time. Also, students improve critical thinking and, problem solving skills, and learn to express and communicate ideas, which helps “improve student achievement” in all subject areas.
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Writers Workshop



Information about Writers Workshop at Pathfinder K-8 will be available shortly.
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Readers Workshop



Information about Readers Workshop at Pathfinder K-8 will be available shortly.
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Science



Information about Science at Pathfinder K-8 will be available shortly.
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Expeditionary Learning



For information about Expeditionary Learning at Pathfiner K-8, visit our Expeditionary Learning page.
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Chinese Language & Culture



Information about the Chinese Language and Culture Program at Pathfinder K-8 will be available shortly.
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Music



The music program at Pathfinder teaches students music through a sound-before-sight approach. This means students learn to listen, sing, read, write, and analyze music in the same sequence that they have learned to listen, speak, read, write, and analyze English. Younger students spend more time integrating movement, grades 2-5 are introduced to recorders and music notation, and middle school students have the option of playing in an instrumental ensemble.

Great news: the middle-school instrumental music program at Pathfinder is expanding! This year Allan Ward started a middle-school instrumental music program and after-school jazz band. Allan teaches general music to grades K-5 and is excited to be a part of a growing music program. Next year, Pathfinder K-8 will be offering multiple instrumental music classes during the school day. The schedule has yet to be determined for next year, but will be sure to offer musical opportunities for all interested students.
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