Hopkins School
986 Forest Rd
New Haven CT 06515
Contact Information
Address 986 Forest Rd
New Haven, CT 06515-
Telephone (203) 397-1001 x361
Fax 203-392-0551
E-mail pathfinderr@hopkins.edu
Web and Social Media
Mission
Pathfinder Hopkins School offers academic skills development in preparation for  college preparatory high school programs to high potential middle school students (grades 6 through 8) from public and parochial schools. Pathfinder also serves as an in-service teacher training program designed to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Critical components of our success include a strong focus on development of academic skills, nurturing our students’ love of learning, promoting of a sense of community and encouraging academic excellence.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1934
Former Names
Hopkins Grammar School
Day Prospect Hill School
Prospect Hill School
The Day School
Mrs. Day's School
Hopkins School
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kai Bynum
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Calarco
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Pathfinder Hopkins School offers academic skills development in preparation for  college preparatory high school programs to high potential middle school students (grades 6 through 8) from public and parochial schools. Pathfinder also serves as an in-service teacher training program designed to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Critical components of our success include a strong focus on development of academic skills, nurturing our students’ love of learning, promoting of a sense of community and encouraging academic excellence.
Background Founded in 1992 as Summerbridge New Haven, Pathfinder provides a tuition-free, two-year program of comprehensive, rigorous academic preparation and high school placement counseling to high potential middle school students from New Haven public and parochial schools. Pathfinder is also an in-depth teacher-training workshop that produces effective and innovative teaching and encourages talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education
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Breakthrough New Haven operates a weekly After-School Program, an eight-week Summer Program, and a High School Admissions Counseling Program. All three programs serve the same students, all of whom are selected for the program at the beginning of their 7th grade year. Talented high school and college students serve as Teacher-Interns (student-teachers) in the After-School and Summer Programs. These Teacher-Interns are closely supervised and coached by Mentor Teachers (professional educators). The Summer Program is a critically acclaimed workshop in education that provides intensive, pre-service teacher training for college undergraduates and high school students interested in teaching.
Impact Pathfinder’s accomplishments include:

(Prior to January 2017, Pathfinder was known as Breakthrough New Haven.)

1) We continue our partnership with St. Martin de Porres Academy, a Nativity model school that serves low income students from the New Haven Area. Likewise, in 2017 we initiated a partnership with J.S. Martinez School in Fair Haven. Ten of our 34 rising 6th graders were students in the 2017 Summer Program. We believe that the our contribution to the school’s continuing “turnaround” is enhanced by the inclusion of such a large cohort from the school. Such a relatively large group of students provide the peer support and encourage that can be critical in their formative, early adolescence. These partnerships allow Pathfinder to leverage its strengths and more substantively contribute to the improvement in education of local students.

2) Since the implementation of our high school counseling in 2009, Nearly 60% of our current 8th graders matriculated into “college preparatory high schools” (narrowly defined as schools where nearly 100% of graduates matriculate into four-year colleges). These students have been awarded more than $10,000,000 in scholarships to parochial and independent high schools schools. In the past two years, 70% of our students have matriculated into “college preparatory high schools”.

3) This year marked another milestone: a record 72 Hopkins School students are currently serving as volunteers in our after-school program. Given that we draw primarily from the sophomore, junior and senior classes (consisting of nearly 375 students), we are deeply appreciative that nearly 20% of the available students on campus contribute to Pathfinder.

Pathfinder's primarily goals for this year (2018) include:

1) Complete our two-year expansion by enrolling our second class of rising 6th-graders into the 2018 Summer Program. This will constitute a doubling of the size of the program as we will serve more than 120 students.

2) Finalize our transition to employing professional educators to teach the Summer Program’s core academic classes. In the 2018 Summer Program, we will employ 16 professional teachers and 4 instructional coaches. The instructional coaches will supervise our 16 teaching fellows who, in turn, will be responsible for teaching enrichment and standardized test preparation courses.


Needs 1). Summer Program Teacher Compensation ($40,000) - In the summer of 2018 we will employ 16 teachers who lead our core academic classes.
2)     Summer Program Teaching Fellows and Instructional Coaches Compensation ($34,000) – In the summer of 2018, we will employ four Instructional Coaches who will supervise our 16 Teaching Fellows. Each Instructional Coach and Teaching Fellow will receive a stipend of $1,500 and $5,000, respectively.
3)     After-School Program and Summer Program Transportation ($36,000) – During the After School Program, Pathfinder provides bus transportation for our students from their middle schools. This transportation is necessary because Hopkins School is on the far western end of New Haven and is not easily accessible by bus line (especially for 11- and 13-year old students). Likewise, during the summer, we provide school bus transportation from home to Hopkins and back to all of our students who are New Haven residents.
4)     After School Program Instructional Coaches Compensation ($12,000) – During the school year, we will employ four Instructional Coaches, who will supervise our Tutors, will receive a stipend of $3,000.


CEO Statement Hopkins School has been a fixture in the New Haven community since the the mid-17th century. Pathfinder Hopkins School has proven to be a unique, robust means for Hopkins to contribute substantively to children in the New Haven community who do not already attend Hopkins. The degree to which Hopkins students tutor and mentor New Haven middle school students through Pathfinder is unprecedented and we are proud to have established a truly valuable enrichment pathway for both Hopkins students and Pathfinder students. This program facilitates wonderful connections between like-minded, academically motivated students from across the city and the county. These real, person-to-person connections and relationships constitute a means to encourage, foster, and build community, empathy, and warmth among children who might otherwise never know each other due to the socio-economic and ethnic/racial divisions that exist in our society.
Board Chair Statement
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Educational Services
Areas Served
Derby
East Haven
Hamden
New Haven
North Branford
Seymour
Shelton
Wallingford
West Haven
Ansonia
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Programs
Description Pathfinder is a tuition-free, year-round program for highly motivated middle school students. The program seeks to prepare the students for challenging, college-preparatory high schools. Once accepted to Pathfinder, students make a four-year commitment during middle school, which includes a rigorous academic Summer Program, educational enrichment classes in our After-School Program, and comprehensive high school placement guidance.

Summer Program academic classes included English, Math, Latin, Science, History Research Workshop and World Languages. For example, during the past twosummers, the following subjects were taught: Science (experiments with DNA and bioluminescence under the guidance of the Yale Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry); English (Shakespeare); Math (Algebra and Geometry); History Research Workshop; and SSAT preparation classes.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Breakthrough New Haven directly addresses the gap in educational equity. We seek to "level the playing field" by offering educational enrichment to bright, motivated students who, for a variety of reasons, do not have access to the full spectrum of educational opportunities. Additionally, in response to our community's continuing need for strong teachers, especially in math and science, we expose capable, young people to careers in education by providing them with substantive, meaningful experiences as teachers.
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Kai Bynum
Term Start July 2016
Email kbynum@hopkins.edu
Experience Kai received a B.A. in History at the University of Washington and earned an M.L.A. in Literature at Harvard University, an Ed.M. at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and an Ed.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his teaching career in public schools and has worked as an English teacher, an adviser, a coach, and a senior administrator at The Governor’s Academy and Belmont Hill School, both in Massachusetts.
Co-CEO
Experience
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 146
Number of Part Time Staff 17
Number of Volunteers 153
Number of Contract Staff 9
Staff Retention Rate 94%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 145
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 4 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 70
Female 93
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Mr John Beall July 1999 - July 2000
Ms. Barbara Masters Riley July 1999 - June
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Mr. Vincent Calarco
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2013 to June 2022
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Dr. Kai Bynum Hopkins School
Ms. Gwen F Evans
Mr. Richard Ferguson Retired
Mr. Niall M Ferguson Bridgewater Associates
Ms. Medina Tyson Jett Integrated Compliance Solutions Group
Mr. Donald Kendall Jr.
Mr. Eric Kutcher McKinsey & Company
Mr. David Leffell Yale School of Medicine
Mr. Mark Lynch Covington and Burling, LLP
Ms. Pamela Paulmann Fairfield University
Ms. Lynn J Quinn
Ms. Barbara Rosiello Retired
Mr. Peter Sasaski
Ms. Debra Seiter
Mr. Gregory Tanner
Mr. Michael Thomas ArchAngels Ventures LLC
Mr. Michael Vranos Ellington Management Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Standing Committees
Audit
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Executive
Finance
Investment
Trusteeship
CEO Comments
   
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $30,121,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,036,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$50,331,956$38,259,363$38,684,933
Total Expenses$36,186,926$33,267,359$32,732,005
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$203,739,335$177,878,668$176,720,102
Current Assets$17,131,669$17,073,550$16,552,288
Long-Term Liabilities$14,161,187$14,834,508$15,871,024
Current Liabilities$13,766,634$13,694,560$12,927,796
Total Net Assets$175,811,514$149,349,600$147,921,282
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments
The use of any realized surplus operating monies is directed by the Committee of Trustees. Typically, these monies are directed to endowment or capital reserves.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 986 Forest Rd
New Haven, CT 06515
Primary Phone 203 397-1001 361
Contact Email pathfinderr@hopkins.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kai Bynum
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Calarco
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired

 

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