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Our Pathfinders programme inspires children to explore their passions and demonstrate their talents fearlessly as part of a positive and supportive community.
Learners develop executive functioning and social skills alongside literacy, language and numeracy, focusing on the skills and competencies that most challenge them.
Support is integrated into our Secondary programme and through 1:1 mentoring. This approach empowers learners, builds self-confidence and equips them with the skills needed to flourish.
Pathfinders at a glance
Our Pathfinders programme is for teens aged 11-16 who require neurodiverse support, including ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The programme provides expert support alongside our Secondary programme and empowers learners to explore their passions and develop the essential attributes needed to thrive.
Full-time programmes experienced at our Urban Hub in Barcelona.
Learner-centric, personal, human-centred, hands-on and relevant to the real world.
Project-based, personal, core skills (literacy, numeracy, science, language, social studies) and developing passions.
Experts in personal learning and neurodiverse support, trained to create a welcoming and engaging environment.
In addition to building strong foundational skills in math, English, and science, we prioritise developing communication, creativity, problem-solving and collaboration - all crucial skills for thriving in an ever-changing world.
At the end of each learning cycle, our learners come together to showcase their projects to peers, parents, and guests in a celebratory event.
How we support neurodiverse learners
We offer full and partial support dependent on the needs of your child:
Support during sessions
Dedicated Learning Guide support during learning sessions.
Executive function & social skills
Support to grow independence, get stuff done and boost self-confidence.
Literacy and numeracy
Evidence based interventions to develop literacy and numeracy skills.
Individualised education plan
A unique personal learning plan tailored to the needs of each learner.
ADANA Foundation training sessions
Expert training sessions from ADANA for parents and learners around parenting, prevention and wellbeing.
1:1 psychologist sessions
1:1 weekly sessions with our psychologist specialised in neurodiversity
Support tailored to your child’s needs
We offer full and partial support dependent on the needs of your child:
A tailored programme designed to accommodate the learner’s needs. This is suitable for children who require extra guidance and support.
Interventions and reduced support for a specific area of need. This is suitable for children who can learn more independently.
Pathfinders - A parents perspective
What does a typical day look like
Our schedule contains building blocks which provide structure to the day.
The building blocks promote learner agency, are real-word orientated and incorporate diverse learning methodologies. They grow essential foundational skills that foster confident and eager learners.
All learners start their day with a wellbeing check-in. The schedule for Explorers runs from 9am to 4pm, while the Creators day takes place from 10am to 4.30pm.
Example building blocks
What makes us different?
Building foundations and exploring passions
Learning can be fun and impactful at the same time! We develop essential skills needed to flourish in an ever-changing world and empower teens to learn through adventure and explore their passions. This nurtures a love of learning, and our learners are twice as likely to recommend us over their previous school.
Nurturing unique talents and interests
We recognise children are unique individuals and don’t all learn the same way. Our personal learning approach develops fundamental skills and empowers learners to make decisions about their own learning. This creates happy, lifelong learners that flourish in life.
Preparing for the modern world
We provide a 21st-century, human-centred learning experience. We don’t make learners memorise and regurgitate but develop intercultural awareness, self-reflection and critical thinking skills. This prepares and empowers learners to thrive in the modern world.
Fees, admissions & enrolment
We accept enrolments throughout the year, but most children join in September and January.
To start the application process, you can contact us and we will set up a virtual meeting where you will find out more about Learnlife and whether we’re a good fit for your child.
You then have the opportunity to visit the Urban Hub, and if you want to progress with your application, we will guide you through the rest of the process.
Contact us to start your application.
Where can I experience this personal learning programme?
Our Barcelona Urban Hub is designed for innovative 21st-century learning. Located in the heart of Barcelona, it's equipped with state-of-the-art studios, expansive open spaces and adaptable furniture.
Its inviting and stimulating environment inspires learners to explore, communicate and innovate with confidence.
Progression - Life after Urban Hub
Learners have a range of pathways available to them, depending on their goals and interests. As learners approach 15 years old, they have a pathways discussion to explore their options and develop a plan that helps them get to their preferred destination. Our learners become entrepreneurs, progress to university and go straight into employment.
Frequently asked questions
The Pathfinders programme is available to learners in our Secondary programme. It is designed to support learners who may need additional assistance with literacy, language, numeracy, executive functioning, and social skills.
With the focus on core concepts, skills and competencies, Learnlife draws from knowledge linked to multiple subjects. In some contexts (depending on the learner), core concepts for numeracy, literacy or other areas need to be understood as building blocks to deeper learning and skill development. When it comes to integrating knowledge, Learnlife designs and/or co-creates projects and quests that draw from multiple traditional subject areas, developing the capacity for creative problem solving and other key competencies.
Support is seamlessly integrated into the Secondary programme, ensuring that learners in the Pathfinders programme receive the assistance they need while participating in regular building block activities. This inclusive approach fosters a positive and supportive community for all learners.
1:1 mentoring is a personalized support system provided to learners in the Pathfinders programme. Each learner is assigned a mentor who works closely with them on an individual basis, offering guidance, encouragement, and tailored strategies to help them develop skills, build self-confidence, and flourish academically and socially.
The Pathfinders programme empowers learners by creating an environment where they feel supported and encouraged to explore their passions, demonstrate their talents, and overcome challenges. Through personalized support, mentoring, and skill development, learners gain confidence and become more independent in their learning journey.
The progress and development of learners in the Pathfinders programme are closely monitored through regular, observations, and ongoing communication between mentors, other learning guides, and parents/guardians. Thought Individualized Education Plan ensuring strategies are implemented effectively and adjustments can be made if necessary.
Parents/guardians are an essential part of the learning support journey. They are encouraged to maintain open lines of communication with mentors, attend parent-teacher meetings, and participate in workshops sessions designed to provide guidance on supporting their child's progress at home.