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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
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.”
On January 4, 2024, The Concept School took a group of seniors on a day trip to Harrisburg, PA. The group visited the State Museum of Pennsylvania and saw many exhibits on the human and natural history of Pennsylvania. They also enjoyed a guided tour of the...read more
TCS's annual Shakespeare Festival was held on Dec 21, 2023, the Winter Solstice, just before our Winter break. This year’s production was “The Taming of the Shrew.” The Shakespeare Play is always a highlight of the school year. The entire school is involved in the...read more
It's here! Our new playground equipment has arrived and installed and the students are really excited. This new, improved version has four swings, enough for all of our regulars. Thank you to the COVID Relief Funds grant for allowing us to purchase this popular...read more