School is a public middle school for students who would like a smaller
environment in which to learn. The
program, created by West Ada, is currently completing our tenth year for 7th
and 8th grade students. Our school is looking for good kids
who get lost in the crowd and feel like their current school is not the right
fit. These students may find it difficult to stay organized, be
struggling in their academic environment, or simply feel their school is just
- Smaller class sizes (maximum of 18) with more one-on-one attention.
- A smaller school community comprised
of 7th and 8th grade with a maximum of 160 total students.
- A block schedule so students
can complete all their work in class with fewer transitions.
- No daily assigned homework for their
7th grade year.
- The addition of homework in 8th
grade to prepare students for high school and college.
- Specific instruction in study skills,
organization strategies, and standardized test taking skills.
- A Highly Qualified staff
- The same core curriculum as the
larger schools and electives including Drama, Introduction to Computer
Science, Art, Guitar, Creative Writing, Consumer Science, Math Labs, and
- Interest groups include a Tech Club, Anime
Club, Gamer’s Club, Chess Club, Builders Club, Skate Team, Ski/Snowboard Club,
and more – students create the groups!
- All sports/after school activities
are still available for our students at EMS, HMS, SMS, and LSMS.
- A focus on academics, social skills
and personal achievement.
- A supportive and nurturing
environment where failing is not an option.
- One-to-one tablets
for all students to use in class and at home.
We are located at
1855 East Heritage Park Lane in Meridian – right behind the Meridian Medical
Arts Charter High School. This summer, construction
will begin on our new building! The
building will be located across the parking lot from our current location.
applications on a first-come/first-serve basis. If you feel Pathways could be a good option
for your student, talk to your student’s current school counselor and fill out
an application. We will contact you once we receive your application.
have any questions in the meantime, contact your student’s counselor or call
Pathways at 350-4040. We look forward to