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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

SUCCESS STORIES

Elena Witman

Born and raised in Havertown, PA, I am the middle child of three girls.  I definitely struggled in more traditional school environments.  After several years in Parochial school and public school, my family knew that I needed more support in terms of my education and emotional health.  At the recommendation of an educational advocate, I toured TCS at the beginning of my sophomore year of high school.  While a little hesitant at first, given the size of the school, I immediately loved having one-on-one interaction with the teachers and staff.  Having a personalized learning plan was huge because it allowed me to realize that conventional educational methods aren’t as effective for someone who was neurodivergent, and that despite my struggles in my previous schools, it wasn’t because I was “stupid,” I just needed more accommodations.  From the time I started until the time I graduated, I experienced tremendous growth.  For most of my life, I never thought I would even graduate high school, let alone go to college.  It was a struggle at times, but having the constant support and reinforcement from everyone at the school, allowed me to flourish.  Being there and having these incredible opportunities gave me a new lease on life.  Everyone there is truly like a family, and having so many people in your corner and believe in you, really helped build my self-confidence.  I’m currently a sophomore at Villanova University, studying to become a licensed clinical social worker. I know I wouldn’t be here without the constant love and support of the students, teachers, and staff at The Concept School.  

Eitan Katz

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.

Alex Miller

“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.”

Vivian Close

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.”

CAMPUS NEWS

TCS Spring Arts Festival 2024

TCS Spring Arts Festival 2024

This year’s Spring Arts Festival was held on Thursday, April 27, 2024. The entire school was decorated with artwork from Ms. Schwind’s art classes, Mrs. Fredericks’ 3D printing classes and STEAM class, and Mrs Griffith’s Language arts classes. Guests mingled around...

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Romeo & Juliet at Hedgerow Theater

Romeo & Juliet at Hedgerow Theater

On Wednesday, April 3, students and staff visited Hedgerow Theater to experience a modern staging of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Kids were delighted to recognize actors they had seen in previous Hedgerow performances. Several of our students wanted...

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National History Day!

National History Day!

Students presented at our National History Day (NHD) on March 1, 2024. This is part of a nationwide program. This year’s theme was, “Turning Point in History.” They presented their topic to other students, faculty, parents, and invited guests.  NHD is a competition in...

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