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.
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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.
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.
At a certain point in childhood, all children naturally start comparing themselves and their abilities to those of their peers. Yet for children with complex challenges such as ADHD and learning disabilities, this juxtaposition can feel less like a comparison and more like a gauge of perceived “normalcy.”
When you’re the parent of a teenager, you can expect to have challenging conversations.
Adolescence is a tumultuous time in a child’s life, and it often requires families to have deep discussions about big, sometimes uncomfortable, topics. At the same time, it can be challenging to initiate these conversations, especially if your teen is not enthused by talking about their feelings and emotions.
When that teen is also diagnosed with autism, the complexity of these conversations increases dramatically.