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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What's Next? Navigating Options after K-12 for Students with Complex Challenges

Recently, I was mesmerized by a father’s powerful story about his son with learning disabilities — but what made this one different for me is that it happened beyond the K-12 classroom walls. 

I have had many conversations with our TQS parents who are pondering the path their children will tread as they edge toward adulthood. The good news is that TQS is not the end of the road! If you’re beginning to chart these unexplored waters, you’re probably asking this common question: “What’s next?”

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The Pros and Cons of Smartphones for Children with Complex Challenges

If there’s one thing we know at The Quaker School at Horsham, it’s that every child is different – which is why milestone decisions need to be made individually, based on each child’s special gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and unique personality. 

Giving your child a smartphone is no exception. This is a significant decision for any child, but it should be especially weighed for a child with complex challenges.

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