Community

We're More Than a Community. We're Family.

The Quaker School at Horsham is different because each student here is different. Yet all students, all student families, all staff and alumni are united by one thing: our caring, supportive community.

Quite simply, when you come to TQS, you join our family.

We're a family of students who become lifelong friends.

We have 76 students enrolled, and hundreds of school alumni. This tight-knit group of students, past and present, recognizes the special opportunities they have at The Quaker School – opportunities to learn, to grow, and to become their best selves.

Before I came to TQS, life for me was horrible. I wasn't making any friends. I was getting bullied and I wasn't learning well. When I came to TQS, things really got better for me. I started to make friends and my grades were improving. At TQS, I got to figure out new things about myself like my love for acting. The people at TQS really care about people who learn differently and TQS wants to do everything they can to make sure kids with a special need can get a great education and that's what I love about the school! -2019 Alumnus

We're a family of parents, grandparents and siblings who care about each student, and each other.

We have an active school calendar, with events such as the Book Fair and Talent Show.

Families are also involved in the classroom. We hold three family-teacher conferences each year. The first is held prior to the first day of school and the student attends. 

The Quaker School at Horsham has made and continues to make an immeasurably positive impact on our entire family. Our oldest son attended TQS from sixth through eighth grade. From the moment he visited the school he felt accepted, valued and capable. He credits TQS for giving him the skills and confidence to succeed in school. He is now a freshman in public high school and thriving and in the top ten percent of his class. When we realized that our younger son was having difficulty in public school, we had great comfort knowing that he could also attend TQS to heal, grow and learn. He, too, loves TQS and has grown from a child who avoided school to a boy who jumps out of bed every morning excited to go to school. Thank you TQS for seeing the potential in our boys and providing them this unique environment to realize their capabilities and potential. -Parents of 8th Grader & Alumnus, Class of 2015

We're a family of dedicated teachers and staff.

Our classroom teachers have an average tenure of ten years. Specialty teachers offer classes in yoga, health and wellness, and more. These are dedicated experts with highly regarded certifications and training who care deeply for our students, both in and out of the classroom.

We're a family of supportive individuals and organizations who believe in our mission.

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TQS Book Club Topic #3: Helping Adolescents Understand Their Autism
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Alex Brosowsky

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. 

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