The mission of the Pathway School is to build academic, social, and life skills in students with special needs to promote their success and independence after Pathway.

What They Do

Special education and supporting clinical services for students ages 5-21 (grades K – 12+) in the greater Philadelphia region and other nearby counties.

How To Find Them

162 Egypt Road
Jeffersonville, PA 19403


The Pathway School is a non-profit special education school that provides high-quality instruction and supporting clinical services for students with special needs. Located in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania, The Pathway School opened its doors in 1961. They were among the first institutions in the state designed to teach students with intellectual differences.

The Pathway School’s mission is to build academic, social, and life skills in students with special needs to promote their success and independence after

When it comes to innovation and staying ahead of the curve, The Pathway School is top-notch. While many schools faced tough times during the pandemic, The Pathway School put their students in a good position to succeed by providing them with high-quality technology and additional resources during challenging times.

The Pathway School has developed relationships with companies throughout the Montgomery County area as part of its Career Education Program. As part of this program, students can learn and work with companies such as Chick-Fil-A, Ikea, Hilton Garden Inn, Longhorn Steakhouse, and The Elmwood Park Zoo. Students begin this program by working at an on-campus site, with the ultimate goal of transitioning to an off-campus location.

“Our students like the fact that they are very accepted at our school. We help each one of our students find their place in the world,” says David Schultheis, President and CEO of The Pathway School. 

“They get a well-rounded education, as well as opportunities within our Career Education Program to go out in the community and learn how to work and make some money,” Schultheis continued.

In the Fall of 2019, The Pathway School opened a state-of-the-art Innovation Center on campus that is central to the institution’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program. STEM is at the core of Pathway’s curriculum and allows students to gain real -world knowledge and resources that will help better prepare them for life both at and beyond The Pathway School.

Schultheis is proud of the work that The Pathway School has accomplished to  provide its students with unique STEM and Career Education programs. 

“We are preparing our students for the 21st Century, a century that is technological. Technology dictates, controls, and drives our lives, and we want to make sure our students are prepared to interact with that technology.”

If you are looking for a special education program that cares about student success, look no further than The Pathway School. For more information on The Pathway School, and ways to help, visit their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.