The Value of The Quaker School

TQS is so much more than a school for students with complex challenges.

This is where your child will form authentic bonds with peers, faculty, and staff - and where you will find true support and understanding with other parents and families.

It's where the absolute best research-based solutions will help your child blossom socially, behaviorally, and academically, and where your child will build a future of previously unthinkable possibilities.

TQS is a special place, created with love and intention. An investment in a TQS education is an investment in your child's joy, confidence, and ability to become a lifelong learner.

At TQS, we are committed to ensuring this opportunity is within reach. For this reason, financial aid is readily available for all grades. We encourage you to contact us to learn more.

2024–2025 Tuition

$58,415 (K-12 program)

$69,550 (Real-World Ready program)

$89,301 (Sassafras program)

The above prices do not include 1:1 support, auxiliary services or other programmatic needs a student might require.

TQS Financial Aid 

  • 32% percent of TQS families currently receive financial aid.
  • Financial aid awards are granted on an annual basis, and families must apply each year.
  • The financial aid process begins after acceptance with the completion of a Parents Financial Statement through School and Student Services.  (Use school code 5954.)
  • TQS staff is available to discuss different creative options for funding a TQS education.

Financial Aid Information 

If your family has received financial aid in the past or are exploring it as an option for the first time, please review the documents below which provide step by step information on how to start the process.  Financial aid is given out on a first come, first served basis.  Please reach out to our team if you have any questions.

How to Apply for Financial Aid: Go to the SSS website, enter code 5954 when prompted and follow the steps to complete the financial aid application.

  1.  2024-2025 Financial Aid Letter
  2. SSS Parents Financial Statement: Workbook and instruction booklet
  3. Tax Primer: General and Self-employed
  4. Informational flyer for the Children's Scholarship Fund (only for families residing in Philadelphia)

Payment Options 

TQS has three options for paying tuition and fees through Blackbaud Tuition Management (BBTM). Payment options are:

  • Single Payment Plan: Full tuition to be paid by June 1st. There is a $250 discount for selecting this option.
  • Regular Payment Plan: Tuition to be made in two payments: first payment (60%) by June 1st; and second payment (40%) by December 1st. The exact amount of each payment is specified in the enrollment agreement.
  • 8-Month Payment Plan: 8 equal payments due by the 1st of each month from June through January. There is a $50 fee to participate in the monthly plan.

For more information, please email our admissions team (

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These are all common examples of why a young child might be called “impulsive” – and impulse control is an important topic related to executive functioning in children. That’s why it’s the second subject that Dr. Cheryl Ann Chase trained both TQS parents and educators on as part of our two-year working partnership

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Navigating the complexities of parenting children with ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and expressive challenges can be an ongoing challenge – which is why here at TQS, we aim to not only champion our students, but also our parents and educators. 

That’s why we've partnered with Dr. Cheryl Chase, a renowned clinical psychologist, to help TQS families and faculty better understand a topic of critical importance to our student community: executive functioning.

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