In 1972, a group of concerned educators led by Dr. Carol Tucker began The Concept School as a co-educational school to provide quality education for students in need of options for their academic growth. Our academic community began as a school where children with obstacles to overcome could be comfortable and successful. We excel in creating a challenging and supportive environment for students who have difficulty focusing in class, struggle with reading comprehension, find social interaction difficult, or for those who seek a small school environment. We are currently accepting students for grades seven through twelve.
At The Concept School, we educate students who learn differently. Our small class sizes allow us to provide individualized attention and hands-on teaching. A structured, customized curriculum, a multisensory approach to learning, and our nurturing, positive environment enable students to flourish and develop as life-long learners and confident self-advocates. TCS graduates are well prepared to meet the demands of post-secondary life, whether entering college, career training programs, or the workforce. As a former student said, “The school provides space for growth of self-awareness and individuality that enables students to mature.”
The Concept School and adjoining Nature Center are on a ten-acre site located at the intersection of Route 926 and Westtown Road in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where students come from all over the county and nearby Delaware County as well as New Castle County, Delaware. Social activities and school trips provide shared experiences for students to bond together and forge friendships despite their geographic distance. Our Artists, Athletes, and Experts in Residence program and numerous field trips are an important element of school life. Whether the purpose of an activity is social or academic, students learn the worth of belonging to a community.