The Quaker School at Horsham is where children with complex challenges experience the simple joys of childhood as they blossom into confident learners.
It happens because of the promises we make to every family, every day:
We promise to see and nurture the gifts of every child. We promise to reinvigorate happiness and well-being. We promise to foster emotional safety. We promise to pioneer individual solutions. We promise to help your child shine.
Your child can succeed in school.
We use the latest educational research to guide our curriculum and nurture our students’ inherent curiosity and desire to learn.
Your child will make friends here.
Our compassionate school community, built on acceptance, equality, and Quaker values, helps children achieve both academic and social success.
Your child will feel safe and loved.
Our expert team provides all-encompassing support services for our students and families, strengthening each student's skills, learning style, and social development.
Meet Our Faculty
Our faculty work hard each day to provide students with a warm, welcoming environment that is appropriate for their educational needs. Families maintain open communication with classroom teachers as we partner together to support our students.
Children with ADHD or autism sometimes have difficulty holding a thought in their minds. This is because of a lack of working memory, or fluid reasoning, which can make it very challenging to follow what may appear to be very simple two-step directions. As parents of children with complex challenges, it’s critical that we take a neurodiverse or disability perspective when our children are having a performance problem
There are big conversations that all parents, at one point or another, have to have with their children. Sometimes uncomfortable, perhaps scary, yet always necessary, these are conversations that help shape our children’s worldviews and demonstrate that we are here as both a sounding board and a source of information.
The fact that these conversations are made more complicated when you’re the parent of a child with complex challenges does not make them less necessary.
After 18+ months of living through the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications, it’s no surprise that many adolescents are struggling with negative and depressive feelings—and as parents, it can be difficult to know how to best help our children manage these emotions, especially when we may be dealing with the same challenges.
That’s where long-time friend of The Quaker School at Horsham, Mike Fogel, comes in.
The word “hurdles” is an interesting one. As a noun, it means an obstacle or difficulty that one has to overcome. Yet as a verb, hurdles means jumping over an obstacle or barrier — literally overcoming that difficulty blocking your path.
This dichotomy really hit me as I watched amazing athletes with disabilities gather for the Tokyo Paralympic Games this year to compete at the highest levels of sportsmanship.
Right now, so many parents are wondering the same thing: “How can I help my student develop the resilience needed to bounce back from a truly challenging 18 months?”
I have a surprisingly simple answer: focus on having fun this summer. We can address pandemic-related academic deficits in the fall; focus on your child’s mental wellbeing for now.