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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.
Stay tuned for our September 2023 open house date. 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.”
A graduate in 2019, Vivian Close struggled to find the right academic home before settling in at The Concept School for her junior and senior years. What has Vivian accomplished since leaving TCS? She attended Gwynedd Mercy University for one semester and then transferred to Oklahoma State University. She joined a sorority and served two years as treasurer and the last year as president. Vivian graduated summa cum laude with a BS in nursing and a minor in philosophy. She is now enrolled at UPenn to earn a MS in nursing as well as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Vivian works as an operating room nurse. Vivian says, “I know without TCS I wouldn’t be where I am now and I’m beyond grateful. I hold TCS close to my heart everyday.”
TCS Production: A Scandal in Bohemia
TCS Theater Class performed “A Scandal in Bohemia,” on Thursday, May 11, 2023. This production was based on Arthur Conan Doyle first short story featuring Sherlock Holmes and was adapted by our own Mrs. Culler. The All Purpose Room was packed with audience members who...read more
Spring Arts Festival
Thursday, Apr 28, 2023, was a sensational night at TCS! Our Spring Arts Festival was filled with amazing student art from all genres. Ms. Schwind’s art classes transformed TCS into an artistic wonderland. Mrs. Fredericks’ multimedia and 3D printing classes along with...read more
TCS Trip to Hedgerow Theater
On Thursday, April 13, 2023, TCS ventured to Rose Valley, PA, to the Hedgerow Theatre to see a production of Shakespeare’s ‘MacBeth’. Thank you to Mrs. Griffith who organized the trip through connections of a friend from high school and her theater teacher! Hedgerow...read more