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We are open during the school year from 6:30 to 8:45 AM before school and 3:15 to 6:00 PM after school. Times may vary for bus riders
. Next year (2017-18) school start and end times may change. Make sure you check with your school to varify. 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 work 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, and a respectful caring for our environment.
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, on average, at least an 11 to 1 student/teacher ratio, varying with different activity types. For example, more kids per teacher with gym/playground activities and less with directed projects. No group is ever larger than 15:1.
We have use of the Pathfinder playground, grassy fields, cafeteria, gym facilities and covered play-court.
We provide healthy snacks.
Our curriculum is child-centered, culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate. Activities include, but are not limited to:
• Independent Study
sports and outdoor play
story reading and telling
sewing and other arts & crafts
field trips during vacations
enrichment projects of all kinds (e.g. Pokémon, puppetry, team challenges, etc.)
and independent study.
is available M through Th afternoon to help 2nd through 6th graders with their homework. Students enjoy herbal tea while focusing in a quiet, supportive environment. You may request your child have mandatory
attendance. Also, we can certainly accommodate those wanting more time.
We follow Pathfinder K-8's schedule. Check SPS website: www.seattleschools.org
for any schedule changes.