To all Concept Families: Due to the number of students who recently tested positive for COVID, The Concept School will be closed tomorrow, March 21st.
Call to make an appointment for a tour and see if our unique school can help your son or daughter experience school success.
Dr. Carol G. Tucker Memorial Scholarship
As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Concept School Board of Directors is announcing the creation of the Dr. Carol G. Tucker Scholarship, available starting with the 2023-2024 school year to honor our founder. Dr. Tucker founded our school in 1972 so that students who learn differently could attend a school where their differences were celebrated and where they would be supported and nurtured. With the 50th anniversary, the Board thought it was fitting to offer a scholarship in Dr. Tucker’s honor to allow a deserving student to attend TCS, even if they did not have the financial ability to pay. Please see our “Admissions/Tuition” tab for details.
Our next open house is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 9:15 am. If interested, please register by clicking the button below.
The Concept School Difference
The Concept School is a co-educational independent school for students grades 6 -12. At TCS we educate students who learn differently and benefit from a smaller, relaxed, more personalized environment where learning and anxiety challenges are seen as opportunities to explore alternative routes to success.
Located on a ten-acre campus with an adjoining nature area and outdoor classroom, TCS provides a hands-on and individualized educational program that prepares TCS graduates to meet the demands of post-secondary life, whether entering college, career training programs, or the workforce.
The Concept School admits students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.
AT A GLANCE
According to Nick’s parents, “The Concept School has changed Nick’s entire outlook on life. He is thriving because he is in an environment where he can succeed. We are so grateful to this school for showing Nick he is valued and for providing him with the skills and confidence he needs to flourish. It’s very simple. The Concept School changed our son’s life for the better, and made a life-long difference for our whole family.” On a side note, Nick was just accepted to George Mason University as an incoming freshman for the 2022-2023 academic year. Way to go Nick; we are so proud of you!
I want all the TCS staff to know that I could not have made it here [University of Utah] without you all. In grades 9 and 10, and the first quarter of grade 11, I never imagined even going to college or even finishing HS because I was so focused on things not worth my time and that were dragging me down. The last two years at TCS changed me into the person I am today. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
“When I first started school in 2008, I enjoyed it, as there were a lot of fun activities. My issue was that I didn’t realize that the fun “had” to end, and I had to start focusing on the work at hand. My elementary school was never able to help me, and my middle school made things worse. When I moved to Pennsylvania in 2016 I checked out TCS. I chose TCS because of its small environment and 1 on 1 support. I found it extremely unique in the way they organized things and how they were able to adapt their teaching methods to accommodate me and others. TCS really did help me to succeed, as before TCS, I hated school with a passion. I made a lot of friends and memories, plus I realized that school wasn’t really hard if you had friends and supporters around you. I want to personally thank the amazing staff team at TCS for pushing me to succeed when I would get down on myself, and also my friends, who would be there to help out if I didn’t know what I was doing.”
Hayride to Pete’s Produce Farm
On Friday, October 14, 2022, the students and staff had a wonderful time taking a hayride from TCS to Pete’s Produce Farm just down the road at 1225 East Street Road. We had a tour of the farm by Stephen Griffith and he taught us about the produce grown there and how...read more
50th Anniversary Celebration
This Saturday, October 15th, was The Concept School's 50th Anniversary event. Over 130 people attended, including past graduates from a variety of years. Everyone had a great time, and it was fun going down memory lane. TCS Memories Slideshow...read more
TCS’s 20th Annual TCS Golf Outing Fundraiser
TCS’s 20th Annual TCS Golf Outing fundraiser was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2021. Our annual fundraiser was held at the beautiful Glen Mills Golf Course in Glen Mills, PA. The weather was gorgeous—it was a beautiful sunny day. All TCS staff participated by helping...read more