Pathfinder K-8



Enrollment at Pathfinder

Pathfinder K-8 is considered an “option school”. This means no students are assigned to Pathfinder K-8. Parents must apply to enroll their students at Pathfinder.

Families can apply for assignment to Pathfinder during Open Enrollment in February each year. Families who are new to the district can request assignment to Pathfinder at the time of enrollment, per seat availability.

Mission and Vision

The Pathfinder K-8 community envisions a school in which students are empowered to be inquisitive and versatile thinkers who value diversity, pursue their passions, reach their potential, and become advocates for our world.

Why Choose Pathfinder?

Pathfinder is a community school that was formed by parents in the 1990’s to give West Seattle residents an option to their neighborhood schools. Parents are partners in shaping our school inside and outside the classroom.

Pathfinder provides a rigorous academic experience within the public school system. Our community works to empower and affirm all identities.  We believe diversity is strength and racial equity and social justice are essential.

Learn more about why you should choose Pathfinder