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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

Mosaic Pathways is a small community with a big heart. We are an unincorporated nonprofit, private education association offering educational services for children who are homeschooled or may be considering a homeschooling option. Mosaic Pathways is a faith based organization based on nature to nurture, guided by care and respect. As a private education association, our membership includes teachers, families, and students. By choice, parents can play an active role on our Board, volunteer in the classroom, help develop our program, or engage on a committee. 

Mosaic Pathways values each child’s independence of mind, nurture respectful relationships, and empower students to develop into their full potential and feel a sense of belonging in their community. We offer a non-traditional approach unlike the traditional methods of lectures, homework, tests, and grades. Mosaic Pathways fosters whole child learning. Instead of being focused on memorization of information, we hope to ignite imagination through the sense of wonder to develop a love for learning.

What does the curriculum look like? 

Our students learn in a small group multi-age and mixed skill-level classroom with a teacher/guide utilizing hands-on learning within history, culture, and science themes, incorporating core academics of literacy, mathematics, and the arts. Individualized supports are incorporated into the program as needed (multimodal communication, sensory modulation, interoception, regulation, purposeful motor, social skills, emotional wellness, etc.).

Our curriculum centers on the study of people, our world, science, and nature.  We learn about the world from the people and where they lived (Historical Landmarks, Architecture, Geography). Each month we study a new topic in Nature, visit local parks, and journal about interesting observations and information learned.


Math and literacy are incorporated within our studies, as well as, the arts (music, fine art, poetry, art activities), movement, and individualized supports and accommodations in a safe sensory-friendly environment.

Are you a private registered school?

Mosaic Pathways is legally established as a Private Education Association (PEA). We chose to be independent from government education. Therefor, we do not registered ourselves as a school through the government education system. Families choose the homeschool option so they can be free from government education.  

Do you take attendance?

While attendance is important, we do not mandate a number of days in attendance like government education does. When a child is not available physically, mentally, or emotionally to learn, we believe they can take a day off as needed without having to conform to mandates. For our records, and to share with the family, we do keep a record of attendance.

How is my child's progress of learning documented?

We assess a child's learning progress using informal assessments (anecdotal records, checklists) and compilation of a portfolio. Testing is personal, based on the child's learning style. If a student prefers worksheets, standardized testing may work well, which can be administered by your school district, or a private tester for about $50. Parents can also order online Achievement Tests (timed or untimed), like the Seton or CAT tests. If a child does better with hands-on project based learning, then a portfolio is a better option, which we provide to all our students. 

What are the instructional days & hours?

Mosaic Pathways meets from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday thru Friday allowing family time for learning out in the community, appointments, therapy, nurturing, and self-careWe are in session from September to June with time off for holidays and vacations.

Where are we located? 

Our private educational space is located in Bon Air, Chesterfield County, Va.

What is the tuition?

Enrollment fee: $150

Tuition: $11,000 annual (10-month school year )


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