This website is brought to you by the Pathfinder PFO,
A Parent-Faculty Organization supporting the school and its families in special ways.
The Pathfinder School is dedicated to the academic, social and vocational development of students with special needs.
Opened in 1996, The Pathfinder School is operated by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and provides a highly structured, innovative and supportive environment for students identified with a range of disabling conditions.  It lies in the South Hills Suburbs of Pittsburgh and is an ideal location for community-based instruction.
The Pathfinder School Mission

Our Mission is to actively promote our students' independence and increase their quality of life.  This is accomplished by:





Enrollment at The Pathfinder School
Students are accepted on either a part-time, pre-vocational or full-time bases.

1)Referrals are made by the School Districts

2)Tours are arranged by the District through the Pathfinder Office

3)Applications for admission are obtained by the School District from the Pathfinder office.

4)Once reviewed the District will be contacted regarding student acceptance.

5)A placement IEP will be held for student to enter.

6)Within 30 school days a new IEP will be written.


The students at The Pathfinder School share the following:

The Pathfinder School Curriculum

The School's Framework for Independent Living (FIL) blends state standard-based academics with functional skill areas, and focuses on bridging school experiences with adult life.  Our Pre-Vocational and Transition Program provides instruction in the following areas:

Services offered at The Pathfinder School

Our Mission, Curriculum, Enrollment, Services
Both online and printable copy available
PFO's Mission & Projects, Spirit Wear
Info & Forms from the Front Office, the Nurse's Office,  the Therapists
Special Olympics & Center for Theater Arts
Contact Info & Map
Our Mission, Curriculum, Enrollment, Services
Both online and printable copy available
PFO's Mission & Projects, Spirit Wear
Info & Forms from the Front Office, the Nurse's Office,  the Therapists
Special Olympics & Center for Theater Arts
Contact Info & Map
Our Mission, Curriculum, Enrollment, Services
Both online and printable copy available
PFO's Mission & Projects, Spirit Wear
Info & Forms from the Front Office, the Nurse's Office,  the Therapists
Special Olympics & Center for Theater Arts
Contact Info & Map
Our Mission, Curriculum, Enrollment, Services
Both online and printable copy available
PFO's Mission & Projects, Spirit Wear
Info & Forms from the Front Office, the Nurse's Office,  the Therapists
Special Olympics & Center for Theater Arts
Contact Info & Map
Our Mission, Curriculum, Enrollment, Services
Both online and printable copy available
PFO's Mission & Projects, Spirit Wear
Info & Forms from the Front Office, the Nurse's Office,  the Therapists
Special Olympics & Center for Theater Arts
Contact Info & Map
Link to School Connect Page
New additions to the Nurse's section on the School Connect Page.  Check it out!
Pathfinder's Annual Pasta Dinner
Friday,  November  7th, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adults $7, Kids 5 & under $3.50 












The Pathfinder School
A Pathway to Independence