Alex Brosowsky, Head of The Quaker School at Horsham, will speak about “How My Spiritual Journey Led Me to The Quaker School at Horsham” on Sunday, October 22 at 9:45 a.m. at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street. Following the presentation, there will be Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m. with coffee and snacks served afterwards in the Gathering Room. Child Care is provided and the public is welcome at all events.
The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) “built on the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship” has been serving students with language-based learning disabilities since 1982. It has a 4:1 student to faculty ratio and there are currently 76 students in Lower School and Middle School (K-9) programs, most of whom are diagnosed with autism or with ADHD combined with learning disabilities. Past student diagnoses include dyslexia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorder, anxiety and Asperger’s syndrome.
Two members of Newtown Quaker Meeting are current members of the TQS Board of Directors, former Newtown Friends School educator and Clerk (Chair) of the Governing Committee Ann Reece of Yardley and Wharton School Fellow and Employee Benefits Company entrepreneur Marybeth Snyder of New Hope.
The Quaker School describes itself as: “Creating a Community Where Each Child Blossoms….Where Childhood Shines…a safe setting, where expert teachers help children engage more effectively through research-based programs, enabling children to be more happy and comfortable. Teachers are compassionate and involved. And parents are connected and reassured as they watch their children make extraordinary progress.”
Alex Brosowsky is an experienced teacher, learning specialist, independent school leader, and father of a child with special needs. He earned an MSED in Special Education from Hunter College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership and Management from Northeastern University.
Brosowsky cites Mahatma Gandhi for inspiration: ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” He says, “As the head of The Quaker School at Horsham, I know that I have found myself; I find myself in the smiling faces I see at my school every morning; I find myself in the relief in new parents voices when they discover a place where their children will shine; I find myself in the silence of meeting for worship with the community formed by our students and faculty.”
When he is not leading TQS, Alex writes, hosts webinars and speaks at schools and professional associations across the country. He has been featured in Rock Climbing Magazine, appeared in Mastering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the 8 DVD Set, and once walked from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 19 days.
Newtown Friends Meeting, co-founded by the Quaker artist and minister, Edward Hicks, in 1815, holds services every First Day (Sunday). During the school year, First Day classes for children and adults are at 9:45 a.m. and Meeting for Worship at 11:00 a.m. Professional childcare is provided. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are warmly welcomed.