Opened in 1966, 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.
We believe that all students are capable of learning. We believe that this learning best occurs when there is an active partnership with the student, the parent/guardian, pathfinder staff, school district staff and agency.
Our Mission is to actively promote our students’ independence and increase their quality of life. This is accomplished by:
•Creating and adapting customized individual education plans.
•Having an array of on-site prevocational training opportunities.
•Using the community-based instruction to advance practical applications of skills.
•Providing a sense of community which encourages active participation.
•Building positive community partnerships.