The Pathway School is a nonprofit approved private school founded in 1961 that serves students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, serious emotional disturbances and other neurological impairments. The Pathway School’s programs are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools and approved by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education to serve students ages 5–21.
At its founding in 1961, Pathway was among the very few schools in the greater Philadelphia area designed exclusively for the learning disabled child, and unified the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, medicine and social work with education. Since then, The Pathway School has increased the size of enrollment and staff who support the students, developed the vibrant learning environment located on a 12-acre campus in Jeffersonville, and solidified its reputation as a leader in innovative, quality programs and services for those who need a specialized education. Throughout all of its growth, the school's mission has remained the same: to build academic, social, and life skills in students with special needs, to promote their success and independence after Pathway.
For more information or to schedule a visit please call 610-277-0660.
Safe2Say Something Program
At The Pathway School, we encourage and teach our students to call 911 for emergency situations and to report safety concerns to a trusted adult (at home or in school). However, there may be situations where a student does not feel comfortable talking to an adult.
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program and reporting system run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
As a school system, The Pathway School is committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students and staff. To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.
For more information about Safe2Say Something please visit www.safe2saypa.org.