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Pathfinder offers academic enrichment, preparation for rigorous, college preparatory high school programs, and high school options counseling for high achieving 5th-8th grade students who attend New Haven public and parochial schools. Students admitted to the program commit to attending for four school years and four summers. Pathfinder also offers teacher workshops in education designed to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.
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Day In The Life At Pathfinder

We spent a typical day with Pathfinder during the summer of 2022, taking photos and video of the student experience. Please watch this video to get a sense of the summer program.

The Pathfinder Program

Enrollment in the Pathfinder program is a four-year commitment to after-school & full-time summer programs. Students begin in the summer before 6th grade and continue in the program until the summer before 9th grade. 

Summer Program

  • 5 weeks in July & August
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am–4:00pm
  • Hours of homework per night: 2-2.5
  • 5th–6th grade Subjects studied: Humanities, Math, Latin, Reading/ELA, computer programming, plus enrichment classes
  • 7th–8th grade Subjects Studied: English, Math, History, Science, SSAT prep & enrichment classes
  • Summer Fun Stuff: field trips, extracurricular activities, surprises, celebrations

After School Program

  • January - May
  • 6th – 8th grade: Thursdays, 4:15pm–5:50 pm
  • Hours of homework per week: 1-5
  • 5th–6th grade Subjects studied: Humanities, Math, Latin, Reading/ELA, computer programming, plus enrichment classes
  • Subjects studied: math, creative writing, chemistry, robots, computer programming, SSAT prep

Want To Know More?

We are no longer accepting Student Applications for Summer 2024. Please monitor this page in early Fall 2024 for information about applying for Summer 2025. If you would like to be notified when the student application opens for the Summer 2025 please use this link to sign up for our mailing list.

Teaching Fellow applications are no longer being accepted for 2024. Check back in January 2025 to learn more about applying for a Summer 2025 fellowship.
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