Leading the Change 

Making bold strides for children with complex challenges

Two students standing together at their internship.

Our vision has never been the status quo. It's always been the next step.

Since 1982, The Quaker School at Horsham has grown from a small school dedicated to meeting the learning needs of children with complex challenges into an expansive, innovative community that truly changes the lives of K-12 and post-graduate students and their families.

Teacher and students learning and laughting.

Today, that growth continues with our new strategic direction, Leading the Change.

A direct result of our Board of Trustees and Strategic Planning Committee reflecting on our accomplishments and asking, “What more can we do for all individuals with complex challenges?”, this plan is both expansive and attainable.

We're thinking outside of the box and developing groundbreaking practices by focusing on:

  • Bold Leadership
  • Authentic Engagement
  • Emboldened People
  • Unparalleled Programs
  • Audacious Innovation

Each of these goals has specific, innovative strategies and tactics, yet the plan is still rooted in our mission and philosophy – the care, respect, and love that has defined TQS since our founding more than 40 years ago. 

We invite you to view, download, and share the plan to learn more about what's ahead for our school, and we hope you will join us on this strategic journey forward.

Our Strategic Direction

Click below to learn more about the strategic initiatives in our plan, or to get involved in this exciting new chapter of the TQS story.

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“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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Shine Together Blog

Managing Impulses & Inhibiting Responding: Expert Talk #2 with Dr. Cheryl Ann Chase

Calling out in class before raising a hand … talking too much … saying embarrassing things in public … pushing to the front of the line at the playground … 

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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The Importance of Executive Functions: Expert Talk with Dr. Cheryl Chase

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.

Read More about The Importance of Executive Functions: Expert Talk with Dr. Cheryl Chase