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
The enrollment process includes a school tour, an observation of the child in her/her current setting, and a review of all  relevant education and medical information.  Next, the Pathfinder staff meets with representatives of the referring school district.  For more information, contact the Principal at 412-833-2777.

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 Pancake Breakfast
Saturday May 7th, 2011
9 - Noon
Adults $7, Kids 12 & under $4 (kids under 3 eat free)





Fantastic Food catered by Jack Albenzi Catering

Meet the Pirate Parrot from 10-11am

Check out the many Chinese Auction baskets

...And Finally, the Annual Outer Banks Beach House Drawing!

        Check out the houses online         then click here for







Come join us...You'll be glad you did!



Click here to go to beach house info online
Click here for more house info online
The Pathfinder School
A Pathway to Independence