Our Mission

Creating a Community Where Each Child Blossoms

Our Mission: The Quaker School at Horsham uses research-based programs provided by compassionate professionals to enable each student with complex challenges to blossom and achieve meaningful personal, social and academic success.

How do we fulfill this mission?

  • Academics: Our programs strengthen the learning potential of children who have not previously experienced school success.
  • Community: Students love our school because they feel included and successful. Parents love it because they feel supported – and their children are happy.
  • Support: Our ability to provide the best student experience stems from the generosity of our community.

Learning With Wonder: A Childhood Manifesto


Children are born learners and explorers. 

They have an innate capacity for learning that is tied to who we are as human beings. They need time to play, to rest, to freely explore, to discover nature, to make friends. What we teach children, and how we teach them, will have a material impact on who they become as adults.

Student and teacher talking

Teachers are here to ignite and channel children’s innate curiosity. 

They have the power to change how children think and how they learn. It is their responsibility, their unique opportunity, to help children find joy in learning, to coax out inquisitive thinking and encourage free thought. By making coursework and homework active, interesting and exciting, they can help students take a topic and explore it, master it and own it.

Students in forensic science

Learning is at its best when it is messy, loud, active, fun and intense. 

The spirit and passion of learning is more important than the facts and figures we memorize. Learning should align to where children, adolescents and young adults are in their development to help form habits of mind, evolve new ways of thinking and develop the capacity for continual growth.

Learning is fun

We are tasked with the quintessential duty of giving students the tools they need to grow their curiosity and answer new and more challenging questions every day.

Our Philosophy

The Quaker School at Horsham is a compassionate community that builds trusting relationships among students, parents, therapists, faculty and staff.

The students at TQS have struggled in traditional schools and come with a pressing need for a safe learning environment where they can confidently face the challenges of learning. These students have a mix of disabilities: ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, expressive and receptive language disorders, and anxiety disorders. At TQS, we use the latest findings from educational research to guide our curriculum and nurture our students’ inherent curiosity and desire to learn.

TQS equips students with the skills needed to develop fulfilling personal relationships and lead meaningful lives. The underlying basis for all things at TQS is the fundamental Quaker belief that there is the Light of God within every person, and that we are meant to share that Light through our efforts, our gifts, and our actions.

Ready to see our mission and philosophy in action? 

Contact us to schedule a virtual tour of our school.

“Leading the Change is the most far-reaching strategic plan in our school's history,  yet I have never been more confident in our community's ability to accomplish our goals. Together, we will deliver bold leadership, authentic engagement, emboldened people, unparalleled programs, and audacious innovation - and we will impact the lives of even more individuals with complex challenges.” -Alex Brosowsky, Head of School

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What's Next? Navigating Options after K-12 for Students with Complex Challenges

Recently, I was mesmerized by a father’s powerful story about his son with learning disabilities — but what made this one different for me is that it happened beyond the K-12 classroom walls. 

I have had many conversations with our TQS parents who are pondering the path their children will tread as they edge toward adulthood. The good news is that TQS is not the end of the road! If you’re beginning to chart these unexplored waters, you’re probably asking this common question: “What’s next?”

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The Pros and Cons of Smartphones for Children with Complex Challenges

If there’s one thing we know at The Quaker School at Horsham, it’s that every child is different – which is why milestone decisions need to be made individually, based on each child’s special gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and unique personality. 

Giving your child a smartphone is no exception. This is a significant decision for any child, but it should be especially weighed for a child with complex challenges.

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