Holiday Assistance for Families

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Below are some of our very generous community resources that are supporting our families.  Please make sure to apply before the deadline listed to participate.

Holiday Meals
Sign up to receive a holiday meal through The Christmas Carnival by calling Sharon Bachman-Kresga at (215) 529-6547.

Shop with a Cop
Sign-up deadline:  November 22nd
December 14, 2023
Where:  Quakertown Walmart
Shop with a Cop is a holiday program that supports families who are experiencing homelessness, financial constraints, foster care/adoption, incarceration of parent/guardian, family medical issues, etc.  To learn more details about Shop with a Cop, please click here.

Christmas Carnival
Sign-up deadline:  November 30th
   December 9, 2023
Where:  Emmanuel Episcopal Church
             560 S. Main Street, Quakertown

A "Drive-Through" toy and food distribution event sponsored by the Quakertown Ministerium, HUBBUB, and the Upper Bucks Unit of the Salvation Army.  To learn more details about the Chrismas Carnival, please click here.

BCOC Holiday Program
Appointments:  Limited and are on a first come, first serve basis
When:  Appointments will begin the week of November 27.
Where:  Bucks County Opportunity Council
            136 Mill Road, Unit C, Quakertown

Walmart gift cards for low-income households in the Pennridge, Palisades, and Quakertown school districts.  To learn more details about the BCOC Holiday Program, please click here.

Images of Presents


Photo of students with no place for hate frames

On Monday, November 6, Quakertown Community High School held a Multicultural Day to celebrate students of all heritages and backgrounds.  This event supports the district's No Place for Hate initiative.

The Social Justice Club, led by World Language Teacher Bethany Fuller, hosted this day which represented
more than 20 nationalities. This event was held in the gymnasium and allowed attendees to browse tables with facts, maps, food and drinks, and artifacts/dress that represented different cultures. Students participated in performing dances and playing games as well. All students were welcomed, and some even brought family members to share in the celebration and education.

Teacher Sean Burke shared that he saw a whole new side to students that he had never seen in class.

Students and faculty had their photos taken with “No Place for Hate” picture frames throughout the day.

"It was wonderful to see the pride students showed in their cultures," said Kim Finnerty, house principal for grades 10-12, "It was a great day, and we hope to improve and expand this annual event in the years to come."  The school community has instituted the event to happen annually, as a consistent reminder that Quakertown has no place for hate.


2023-24 Student School-Day Hours

High School 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Strayer/SGC 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Elementary 9:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Teacher/Student Day Times


No tax increase in 2023-24 budget

The Quakertown Community School Board unanimously approved the 2023-2024 budget at its June 8 meeting. It was the third time in four years the millage rate did not change for Quakertown property owners.

The 2023-24 budget can be found here.

QCSD Special Education Plan, 2023-2026

Each school district in Pennsylvania is required to develop a Special Education plan aligned with its strategic plan. The plan reflects ongoing programs and services and incorporates anticipated changes in programming as a result of corrective action generated by cyclical monitoring and improvement planning and other factors.

Here is QCSD’s Special Education plan for 2023-26.

Thank you, support staff!

Panther in Q with Title IX writing above Q

 On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education amended the regulations implementing the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. To ensure that no student, employee or third party participating in or attempting to participate in an education activity or program is discriminated against based on sex, the Quakertown Community School District has updated its Title IX procedures. Click here for Title IX information.

Employment Opportunities

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 Click here to refer a student to a Student Assistance Program counselor.

Click here to read about QCSD's SAP program.

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