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We’re More Than a Community. We’re Family.

The Quaker School is different because each child here is different. Yet all students, all student families, all staff and alumni are united by one thing: our caring, supportive community.

Quite simply, when you come to TQS, you join our family.


We’re a family of students who become lifelong friends.



We have more than 50 students enrolled, and thousands of school alumni. This tight-knit group of students, past and present, recognizes the special opportunities they have at The Quaker School – opportunities to learn, to grow, and to become their best selves.


Before I came to TQS, life for me was horrible. I wasn't making any friends. I was getting bullied and I wasn't learning well. When I came to TQS, things really got better for me. I started to make friends and my grades were improving. At TQS, I got to figure out new things about myself like my love for acting. The people at TQS really care about people who learn differently and TQS wants to do everything they can to make sure kids with a special need can get a great education and that's what I love about the school! -2015 Alumnus



We’re a family of parents, grandparents and siblings who care about each student, and each other.

Our student families are amazing. The Quaker School at Horsham Parents Association (TQSPA) works hard to make sure our community is filled with fun and exciting events and activities each year.


We have an active school calendar, with events such at the Winter Book Fair/Carnival; the Outdoor School three-day, two-night trip; an annual ice-skating trip; and TQS Day, a spring community event hosted by TQSPA.


Families are also involved in the classroom. We hold three parent-teacher conferences each year. The first is held prior to the first day of school and the student attends. All middle-school students attend their conferences.


This full family involvement is a unique benefit.

The Quaker School at Horsham has made and continues to make an immeasurably positive impact on our entire family. Our oldest son attended TQS from sixth through eight grade. From the moment he visited the school he felt accepted, valued and capable. He credits TQS for giving him the skills and confidence to succeed in school. He is now a freshman in public high school and thriving and in the top ten percent of his class. When we realized that our younger son was having difficulty in public school, we had great comfort knowing that he could also attend TQS to heal, grow and learn. He, too, loves TQS and has grown from a child who avoided school to a boy who jumps out of bed every morning excited to go to school. Thank you TQS for seeing the potential in our boys and providing them this unique environment to realize their capabilities and potential. -Parents of 5th Grader & Alumnus, Class of 2015

We’re a family of dedicated teachers and staff.

Our 15 classroom teachers have an average 10-15 year tenure. Our two specialty teachers offer classes in yoga, music, ceramics, woodshop and more. These are dedicated experts with highly regarded certifications and training who care deeply for our students, both in and out of the classroom.


We’re a family of supportive individuals and organizations who believe in our mission.


Board of Trustees:

  • John Kruidenier, President
  • Joseph Devlin, Vice-President
  • David Charles, Treasurer
  • Karen Wright, Secretary
  • Frank Jarrett
  • Betsy Eschallier
  • Jane Fox-Laquer
  • Phil Henderson
  • Charles (Bud) Sines
  • Ann Reece
  • Peter Schiano
  • William Clark


Affiliations:

  • Autism Cares Foundation
  • Exceptional Families of Exceptional Children
  • ASCEND
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) – accreditation
  • Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools Business Officers Association (PAISBOA) – members
  • Autism Speaks
  • Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
  • Friends Council on Education (FCE)

We welcome you to learn more about our community. Contact us for more information.


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