Messages from Our Head of School

Leading the Change: TQS's New Strategic Direction

We aren’t afraid to evolve with the latest research, set big goals, and execute complex strategies. We aren’t afraid to make bold strides. This stems directly from our community. TQS is a place where parents, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters CARE. That's why I'm so excited about the opportunity for us all to shine together in a new direction with our latest plan, Leading the Change.

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TQS Presenting at FAN EXPO Philadelphia

Just like we at The Quaker School believe that many complex challenges can also be “superpowers,” so does the comic book world – and they’ve showcased superheroes with disabilities for decades. Yet how come more of us don’t know about the challenges facing these awesome superhuman characters? That’s what we’re setting out to change – and we’re doing so on a BIG stage. 

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Gratitude and Admiration

We continuously strive to ensure all feel welcomed and loved within our walls – and one way we must do that is by acknowledging and celebrating the faiths and traditions of all our community members. 

That’s why today, I am writing to share my gratitude and admiration for the wonderful teachers in our community who are observing the holy month of Ramadan. 

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Dignity and Joy

Before coming to TQS, our students face school lives filled with uphill battles: large classes, bullying, being called lazy and unmotivated, forced and half-hearted inclusion efforts, detentions, suspensions, unproven or lack of fidelity of interventions, and generally not being appreciated for their inherent work as human beings.

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Grateful Reflection

At this time of year, gratitude abounds. The Thanksgiving holiday gives us all an opportunity to pause and reflect on everything for which we are grateful – a practice that can easily be forgotten in the real-life rush of the rest of the year. 

For me, this giving-of-thanks is something I think about often. I consider myself a particularly grateful person who realizes the magnitude of the gifts in my life. 

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Welcome back to school and various colored pencils

Welcome (or, welcome back) to The Quaker School at Horsham! As we open our doors for the 40th year of our school’s existence, I find myself reflecting on how much this welcome actually means to our students and families. 

For 40 years, students have left schools that did not appreciate their gifts, and TQS has accepted their presence with pleasure in order to help them grow and thrive. For 40 years, our students have been greeted hospitably by loving and highly-skilled teachers as they stepped off the bus on the first day of school. For 40 years, children with complex challenges have been finding community, friendship, fun, hope, and bright futures on our welcoming campus.

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Introducing our New Faculty Members for the 22-23 School year

While much has changed since The Quaker School opened our doors four decades ago (beyond the shoulder-padded fashions and the transition from blackboard to smart devices!), one thing has remained constant: 

For 40 years, TQS has started each school year by welcoming new students and faculty into our halls. Each year, these new additions make our community, and our mission, stronger. This year is no exception. 

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