About Us

Pathways Academy & Early Learning Centre

Come & Feel The Difference

Pathways Academy and Early Learning Centre is an educational facility that is committed to providing opportunities in a prepared environment, which will strengthen our students’ total development and growth, intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.

Pathways Academy offers unique educational experiences that foster our students in becoming well-rounded, engaged, and respectful students who find joy and fulfillment in learning.

⭐ Developing a love of learning
⭐ Low student–to–teacher ratios
⭐ Friendly, collaborative environment
⭐ Experienced & certified faculty
⭐ Individualized learning plans for all students
⭐ A school with a loving community
⭐ Hands-on learning
⭐ Innovative learning
⭐ Large playground spaces
⭐ Parent involvement

Now offering programs from Toddler through Grade 3. Spots are filling up fast, don’t wait! Fill out the form below to book a tour or learn more.

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The Principal’s Message


Michelle Walker

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Pathways Academy & Early Learning Centre. Each day at our school is an exciting new opportunity to enrich the minds of our students, and we hope your child will join us.

Pathways Academy & Early Learning Centre welcomes students regardless of race, gender, national and ethnic origin, and is non discriminatory in all our policies. We accept children between the ages of 16 months and 8 years.

Please contact us regarding availability for your child, and to schedule your personal tour of our school. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide additional information about our educational programs.

Kind regards,

Michelle Walker
Principal, Owner, Educator

About Us

Pathways is what school should be: a positive and friendly learning environment where students are excited to learn, and where open communication, engaging teachers, bright classrooms, and a differentiated curriculum encourage students to thrive.

A child’s school should be an extension of their family, providing a safe environment in which they can explore ideas and feelings. It is our aim to direct each child to achieve their personal best by allowing them to develop at their own pace.

Pathways is a unique educational experience. We offer a safe, supportive school community with small class sizes to allow for individualized educational programming, respecting each child’s abilities and pace for mastering new learning concepts. Pathways curriculum is a blend of Montessori and traditional teaching methods. Our teachers are without exception, dedicated and caring with the same goal – “Help your child believe in themselves.”

We specialize in the early learning years from toddlers to Lower Elementary; offering French, Music, and Art classes.

Our History

Within the Niagara Region, the obvious need for a unique and privatized learning program became apparent, specifically in the Niagara Falls community. The opportunity for a school to offer a blend of both Montessori and Traditional teaching concepts emerged as Pathways was established in 2000.

Dedicated staff with sound expertise and extensive backgrounds in all areas of education have been and continue to be the backbone of our school. The following video shows clips from our first location in Chippawa. Although the rooms are different the approach to learning emphasized in this video remains the same.

Our New Facility

We’ve MOVED!

Pathways Academy is conveniently located at 6642 St. Thomas More Drive, Niagara Falls Ontario (off Dorchester Road near the intersection of Dorchester and Dunn Street).

Our new facility has many bright & welcoming classrooms, a gymnasium, library, art and music room. In addition, there is a fully fenced outdoor property for the children to enjoy.

Our Staff

Our teachers are what make every day special for our children. Our teachers are creative, understanding, and passionate. They work with families to create every child’s own success story.

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Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!