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All-Boys Private Middle School


The Academy is a Christian all-boys private school that supports grades 6-8. The Academy primarily serves middle school boys in the Danbury area. In this intensive care atmosphere our students find the greatest chance for success. The school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or other school administered programs.


Our Mission

Our mission is to bring a real sense of hope and a quality, Christ-centered education to middle school boys in the Danbury community, providing them with a safe and loving environment that promotes cognitive, spiritual, and emotional growth for each boy.



The academic program at Pathways Academy challenges both analytical and creative thinking


The Academy desires to provide a quality, comprehensive education to all its students. These students come from diverse socio-economic and adverse educational backgrounds. The staff and faculty are dedicated to the belief that all students can learn if given patience, love, and the proper academic environment with emotional and spiritual support. The goal is for the students to reach their highest potential. The faculty and staff are committed to giving everything in their power to help students achieve their goals.

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The Academy'S curriculum has been established to fully support the State of Connecticut standards for Grades 6, 7, and 8. Each student will take a full set of core courses plus 1-2 life skill courses. The current school year will consist of the following classes:




Creative Drama-1



Life Skills-1  



Physical Education-1


Science-3                Spanish-1

Social Studies-3  

Art - The arts bring another dimension to the educational program of the school: the personal dimension of feeling, sensitivity, empathy, and expression. The visual arts are important to the student because they involve him in perceiving the world, reacting to things seen and felt, and interpreting these reactions (emotions, feelings and insights) through a variety of visual materials. As a result of experiences in art courses, students will know themselves better than before, and be more confident in their abilities to know, produce, and appreciate art.


Language Arts – Middle School language arts is an integrated program of reading and writing, speaking, for listening, viewing and thinking with a focus on literacy that is supported by all the other disciplines. Our goal is to make our students life-long learners who read for pleasure as well as information and who, according to our powered content standard, “write to delight.”


Language Arts is offered in a double period block, but each student will be given separate grades for Reading and English. There are two levels of language arts offered in grades seven and eight - accelerated and academic.  In grade six all students are heterogeneously grouped in the academic level.


Mathematics - The purpose of mathematics instruction is to equip students with the math skills necessary to solve problems in real life situations, to develop confidence in their ability to use math and to develop a favorable attitude toward mathematics. Math instruction will reflect concrete hands-on experience, thinking skills, meaningful practice activities, and pertinent problem solving experience appropriate for the individual student. In grades 6 and 7 there are two levels of math instruction accelerated and academic.  In grade 8 there are three levels of math instruction: algebra, accelerated, and academic.


Music – The ultimate goal of music education is to give all children the opportunities to develop an appreciation of music. This enables students to participate in musical performance, better appreciate music as active listeners and create music of their own through a sequence of learning experiences. Activities will include singing, moving to music, reading music and listening skills.


Physical Education - The unique objective of Physical Education is to help the child acquire knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes in the importance of being physically active. The curriculum and instructional strategies reflect developmentally appropriate practices and identify specific performance outcomes that children should attain. Health and sex education topics will also be discussed in the classroom.


Science - The classroom approach used in grades 6, 7, and 8 centers around reading and a “hands-on” and “brains-on” involvement in the process of science. The type of study is based on the inquiry method of learning with laboratory experiences. Investigative, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills develop a common thread in all areas of the middle school science program. Earth, Life, and Physical science concepts are covered at each grade level.


Social Studies - The items of the middle school Social Studies program is reviewing the world from different perspectives. Knowledge is acquired, skills are developed, and democratic principles are fostered through study of a broad-based curriculum. General topics by grade include: Grade Six-- Geographic regions of the Eastern Hemisphere; Grade Seven--Geographic regions of the Western Hemisphere; and Grade Eight--United States history. 


A student seeking enrollment in The Academy for the first time should contact the principal. The school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in  administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or other school administered programs.  Students are generally admitted as 6th graders for the fall semester of each year. While the school discourages mid-year enrollments or transfers, such students will be considered on a space available basis (after academic progress has been verified). The following enrollment process will be used for each student candidate:

  1. After contacting the school, interested parties will receive a packet introducing the school.

  2. Student and parents will call and schedule an interview with the Principal.

  3. An initial parent/student interview will be conducted.

  4. Student and parents will fill out an application.

  5. Student and parents will collect and provide transcripts, immunization records and any Special Education Documents from previous schools.

  6. Parents will submit verification of income documents to determine tuition rate.



Because we realize that most of our students are financially unable to pay the full cost of a  The Academy education, the tuition is calculated on a sliding scale based on the income of each student's parents. The base fee is $200.00 per month. The fee slides down to as low as $75.00 per month based on parents' incomes. It is the parent's responsibility to provide formal documentation justifying a lower tuition rate. Tuition is due by the last day of each month. If the tuition is not paid by the 15th of the following month, the student is subject to dismissal. If the parent expects to be late with his or her tuition, it is the responsibility of the parent to make arrangements with the principal in advance. Student records will not be released nor will a student be allowed to re-enroll if they have unpaid tuition.

The tuition structure is based upon the following sliding fee scale:


 Gross Annual Family Income           Fee

 $50,000 and under                 $75/month

 $50,001 - 65,000                  $100/month

 $65,001 -  80,000                 $125/month

 $80,001 – 100,000               $150/month

 $101,000 or higher                 $200/month


Tuition payments are due at the end of each month during the school year (September - June).




Tel. 203-205-0954

Fax. 203-205-0959

13 Rose Street

Danbury, CT 06810



Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm