Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Growth & Reflections Night, June 20th

“Growth and Reflections Night” is an evening of recognition, growth, success, and thanks in celebration of the 2016-2017 school year. The evening is a hybrid of scholar spotlight night, an awards ceremony, and a moving up ceremony for the Pathways scholars that are going to high school next year.

There will be an opening address, a performance, and an awards/recognition ceremony. Most importantly, Pathways scholars will do presentations and short speeches about their growth and experiences in the Pathways program. We’ll also have a few teachers from Pathways speak about scholars who will be moving up to high school.

This is a formal event for scholars, staff, and families. Attendees should plan to dress formally for the event.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Coffee & Conversation: Preparing for the 2017-2018 School Year

Join us for a discussion with our leadership about best practices for preparing your scholar for the 2017-2018 school year and Summer Academy.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Join Us For 'Coffee & Conversation' March 15th!

Please join us as we talk with Mr. Scherer about:

  • What state tests measure
  • Testing accommodations
  • How does Pathways prepare scholars for state tests?
  • What can families do at home to prepare scholar for state tests?

See you there!

Monday, March 13, 2017 | DOE Surveys Now Available!

Dear Democracy Prep Family,
The NYC Department of Education Parent Survey is now available. Every year the Department of Education provides parents the opportunity to anonymously assess and provide feedback to their child’s school. We greatly value your feedback and use your responses as an opportunity to grow our school community so that we are always meeting your needs and striving to surpass your expectations. As a thank you for completing this survey, this year we will allow scholars to dress down for our trip to Bounce! Trampoline Sports on March 23rd.
You may complete the survey online or on paper by doing the following:
1. Either phone the school at (347)-266-1605, email Sean Ryan at, or stop by to obtain your online survey access code.
2. Visit and use the access code to complete the survey online using any computer, tablet, or mobile device
3. Reply to this message to confirm completion and your scholar will receive the incentive. 
1. Either phone the school at(347)-266-1605, email Sean Ryan at, or stop by to request your paper survey.
2. Complete the paper survey using a black/blue pen or a pencil.
3. Return the survey to the school or mail it using the included prepaid envelope
4. Phone or email the school to confirm completion and your scholar will receive the incentive. 
Thank you kindly for your participation, 
The Pathways Team 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | DOE Surveys Coming Soon!

Dear Democracy Prep Family,
The NYC Department of Education Parent Survey will soon be available. Every year theDepartment of Education provides parents the opportunity to anonymously assess and provide feedback to their child’s school. We greatly value your feedback and use your responses as an opportunity to grow our school community so that we are always meeting your needs and striving to surpass your expectations. This year, as a thank you for completing this survey, we will allow students to dress fully down on March 23rd for our trip to Bounce! Trampoline Sports. Be on the lookout for a message with details about how to complete your survey. All surveys must be completed by March 22, 2017!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 | February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Pathways scholars are learning about the impact African Americans have made on history in America. Our scholars are engaging in meaningful discussions about various African Americans and the history of Black People in our society.

As much as we are learning about the past, our scholars are also learning about present day contributions of leaders and emerging young influencers in our communities across the nation.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Join Us For 'Scholar Spotlight Night', February 16th!

Scholar Spotlight Night will be a fantastic event where scholars showcase their hard work in academics, as well as their talents in dance, theater, music, film production, art, and cooking. It is a celebration of the joy our scholars experience in various subject areas at Pathways. Please join us for a fun-filled event. We hope to see you there!



Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 | Join Us For 'Coffee & Conversation'!

Please join us Wednesday, January 25th from 5:30-7:00pm on the 4th Floor in the Crystal Room as we present a Psychologist Panel entitled Understanding Your Scholar’s IEP. 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Lindsay Hardy, Psy.D and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brooke Bayer, Psy.D from Columbia University Medical Center will lead an important panel discussion on how to understand the various components of your scholar’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Topics will include:

  • Disability Classifications
  • IQ Testing and What it Means
  • Scholar Percentiles
  • Strategies for Home

Monday, January 16 | No school on Dr. MLK, Jr. Day

Scholars, as you enjoy your long weekend, be sure to reflect on the impact of Dr. King’s leadership and legacy.

Thursday, January 5th | Pathways begins JOY-uary this month!

Starting January 5th, Pathways begins JOY-uary, a rendition of last year’s Funbruary where for the month scholars and Pathways staff dress up for different ‘joyous’ themes!

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