"...that each life may find meaning."

For Siblings


To learn more about what Pathfinder Village and Otsego Academy have to offer for your sibling, please call us at (607) 965-8377, ext. 154, or send us an email.

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A Full College Experience

Welcome to Otsego Academy, where students with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities embrace a love of learning on their path to adulthood and greater independence. Our two-year transition program offers young adults opportunities to develop and refine independent living skills in a residential setting. 

For most students this is their first time living away from home. Our specialized setting provides the support students need to grow in capability and confidence. The path to future employment begins through various career exploration activities and hands-on training experiences through internships at Pathfinder Village and businesses in the local community. 

In addition to independent living preparation, our students enjoy a rich social life with activities on our campus and local college campuses. Otsego Academy operates in partnership with educators and professionals from Pathfinder Village, an internationally renowned open-access community located in a pristine village in central New York State.