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We are open during the school year from 6:30 to 9:00 AM before school and 3:00 to 6:00 PM after school. Next year (2015-16) school start and end times may change. For the most part, BT will follow Pathfinder K-8 start/end times, although some buses may leave as late as 9:00 AM.
We are open all school days (except BT professional development days - see "School Year Calendar" for more information), all early dismissal days and only certain vacation days. (See the B.T. Yearly Schedule for more information.)
We offer a drop-in option as space is available.
Blazing Trails accepts DSHS, City and U.W. subsidies and has limited scholarships or work-trade opportunities at the Director's discretion.
Our goal is to inspire positive self-esteem, respect for self and others and a sense of responsibility for one's own behavior.
Parents/Guardians are always welcome to drop by to share their experiences or to just "hang out" and play with us!
Blazing Trails is a non-profit organization with its own governing council and is run through Pathfinder's PTSA.
Blazing Trails maintains at least an 11 to 1 student/adult ratio. This ratio may vary due to the needs of individual activities (ie. outdoor games may have up to a 15:1 ratio whereas an art project could end up with a 6:1 ratio).
We have use of Pathfinder's playground, grass fields, cafeteria and gym facilities.
We provide healthy snacks.
Our curriculum is child-centered, culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate. Activities include, but are not limited to:
Sports and outdoor play
Story reading and telling
Beading, sewing and other
arts & crafts
Field trips during vacations
Theme and club activities
"Homework Club" is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to help 1st through 6th graders with their homework. Students may choose to attend on their own or there's also a sign up sheet if you wish to make attendance regular. Please, feel free to speak with the Head teacher concerning your child's needs or to ask for more information
We follow Pathfinder K-8's schedule. Check SPS website: www.seattleschools.org
for any schedule changes.