Signature Programs

Enriching Student Lives with Unique Experiences

Elective and enrichment courses help TQS students engage in our school environment. Students have a variety of opportunities to explore their interests, passions, and skills.

The Culinary Classroom

TQS students receive hands-on farm-to-table experience by growing and harvesting crops, preparing food and eating together in our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, which is complete with a greenhouse and raised garden beds.

Students learn fine motor skills, planning, organizing and measuring, along with nutrition and vital vocational skills.  It's a unique opportunity to bring learning to life outside the traditional classroom.

Special Equestrians

This 8-week therapeutic riding program introduces all TQS students to the healing power of horses, as they develop coping skills and overcome fears of unknown experiences. By riding and interacting with horses, students develop new relationships with the animals, the horse trainers, and each other.

Yoga

For children with complex challenges, the positive effects of regular yoga practice can reach into many aspects of life. TQS employs two full-time yoga teachers who use the acclaimed Grounded Kids Yoga program to guide instruction for all students.

Field Trips

TQS classes enjoy a variety of field trips each year.  Past trips have included stops at the Museum of Moving Image, Sony Wonderland Tech Lab, Central Park Zoo, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, the Museum of Natural History/Hayden Planetarium, a scavenger hunt on the Highline, and Broadway Shows, Pennsbury Manor for PA Day, Medieval Times, the National Constitution Center, walking tours of Philadelphia, Crystal Cave, and S.P.L.A.S.H. - The Delaware River Steamboat.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO RESTRICTIONS AND SAFETY MEASURES RELATED TO COVID-19, FIELD TRIPS WILL NOT OCCUR FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR.

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