Helping Children Shine Since 1982
In 1982, George Rowe (then Head of School at Buckingham Friends school) and special education teacher Beverly Morgan founded The Quaker School at Horsham to serve bright students who had language-based learning differences such as dyslexia.
Rowe was inspired by one of his students, whom he felt had great potential but could not find success. Rowe wanted to create a school where the needs of this student, and others like him, were understood and appreciated.
The school was originally described as the “Pipe Dreams Friends School” and opened with three students and two teachers in the basement of the Horsham Monthly Meeting House of The Religious Society of Friends.
At that time, the school began to evolve to better meet the needs of our families, focusing on embracing and celebrating children with complex challenges.
Several traditions, such as ice-skating and woodshop class, reflect Rowe's legacy. And the school’s original purpose – to be a place for students whose gifts are not appreciated elsewhere – will always remain.