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    Interested in Pathfinder K-8 For Your Child? Come visit and learn more about our unique program and West Seattle's only option school. Pathfinder K-8 is located at 1901 SW Genesee St on Pigeon Point in West Seattle.

    The Seattle Public Schools' open enrollment period is February 3 - 14, 2020. This is the window of time to request a school other than the one you have been assigned under the new Student Assignment Plan. Visit the Open Enrollment section of the District website for additional information.  For specific information about Full Day Kindergarten visit the district website.

    Pathfinder K-8 Open House and Tour Schedule
    How to Enroll at Pathfinder K-8
    Why Choose Pathfinder K-8
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Parent Handbook

    Pathfinder K-8 Open House and Tour Schedule

    We have tours coming up in Winter 2020.


    • January 22nd       9am – 10:30am
    • January 24th        9am – 10:30am
    • January 30th        9am – 10:30am
    • Open House: January 30th 6pm – 7:30pm  

      Middle School Tours:

    • January 27th        9am – 10am
    • January 28th        9am – 10am
    • February 3rd        9am – 10am
    • Open House: February 4th 6pm – 7:30pm 

    To register call (206) 252-9710


    How to Enroll at Pathfinder K-8

    Pathfinder is an "option"school. To enroll at Pathfinder, you will indicate that Pathfinder is your choice on the enrollment form.

    Families will receive letters from the district indicating that they have been assigned to a particular neighborhood school, and implying that this school is their only choice. This is NOT the case for residents of West Seattle. All children in West Seattle may attend Pathfinder on a space available basis. Assignment depends on space availability and the assignment rules in effect at the time of application. Applications received during Open Enrollment will be processed after Open Enrollment ends and assignments are subject to tiebreakers.

    Why Choose Pathfinder K-8?

    Education choices are important. To help inform your decision we have provided information about the features that many of our families identify as shaping their decision to choose Pathfinder K-8.

    Reasons to choose Pathfinder K-8

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Pathfinder K-8. If you don't find the information you need, please contact David Dockendorf (

    Frequently Asked Questions