Beyond Social Emotional Learning

An innovative K12 solution preparing students for purposeful lives

Founded at the Stanford d.school, Wayfinder combines social emotional learning and future-ready skills to help students build lifelong success.

“Wayfinder was the next gen SEL curriculum that I was looking for to engage my students and increase faculty well being.”

Dr. Michael Gayles
Founding Principal at Ignite Middle School (Dallas ISD Innovative School)
Stanford University campus

Born at Stanford d.school

Wayfinder was incubated at The Stanford d.school using the latest adolescent research from leaders in the field. Wayfinder continues to be advised by Stanford affiliates, and puts human-centered design at the forefront of our work.

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Wayfinder is used in hundreds of school districts around the country and world

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Elementary School SEL Curriculum
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Curriculum

Proven to boost student performance

An independent study by a Stanford University researcher showed that students who completed the Wayfinder program grew in key categories:
  • 73% increase in measures of purpose
  • 64% increase in social awareness
  • 55% increase in school engagement

Our curriculum grounds students in meaning, belonging, and purpose and helps them succeed in academics and beyond.

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Assessment

Take action on powerful student insights

Waypoints, our weekly assessment provides a quick view to see where students are excelling, and areas where they may need extra support. Questions are updated weekly to ensure you have thoughtful and engaged responses. The dashboard provides multiple views for different roles (Teacher, Principal, District).
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Training

Well-supported facilitation and implementation

New to SEL or looking to enhance your program to better meet the needs of your students and staff? We’ve got you covered:
  • Expert-led support for every school partner
  • 24/7 technical support while onboarding
  • Year-round professional development
  • 1:1 or group coaching + feedback sessions
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Wayfinder’s impact is global

Our innovative K12 solution is used by thousands of schools and districts nationwide.
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Leading experts and publications trust Wayfinder

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Why choose Wayfinder?

  • We combine K-12 curriculum, activities, and a weekly student check-in tool into an adaptable, single solution for schools and districts
  • We’re founded on Stanford Research as well as human-centered design
  • We emphasize Future-Ready Skills like adaptability, agency, and purpose
  • We’re engaging, relevant, and real to older students
  • Our app is modern, easy-to-use, and engaging for students + educators
Want a sample to try in your classroom?

Download one of our lessons to see our curriculum in action!

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