Applying to Delaware Valley Friends School is a multi-step process, but our Admissions and Financial Aid Office is here to help you every step of the way.
Request a DVFS Admissions application/information: Kathy.Barry@dvfs.org
A complete DVFS application will include:
Please send your completed application to:
- An application completed by both the parent(s) and the student
- School records and teacher recommendations sent directly from the school
- Authorization for Release of Information for School Records
- Authorization for Release of Information by Professionals
- A thorough psychoeducational evaluation that has been administered within the last 24 months, including a WISC IV or a WAIS IV
- Our $100 application fee
- Preferably, a recent photo of your applicant
Assistant Director of Admissions
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 East Central Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
When we receive all materials listed above,
the application is considered complete. The Admissions Office will
coordinate its careful review by our Applications Committee.
If the Applications Committee believes your student will
benefit from our program, s/he will be invited to spend a day at DVFS. During this full day visit prospective
students attend classes and activities with a DVFS student in their grade and are
our guest for lunch. The prospective DVFS
student will also meet with an Admissions officer and possibly
A parent interview with Mary Ellen Trent, Director of
Admissions, is required.
All faculty and administrators who have met the prospective
student during their visit will submit a written evaluation. The Admissions Committee then reviews the
completed file and makes the final decision regarding enrollments.
Applicants will be notified in writing and by telephone of the final
DVFS Placement Testing
While we consider all the testing you have submitted in your
application, prospective students may be asked to complete some testing during
their full day visit. If this is not the
case, we may require accepted students to complete testing for placement
purposes prior to starting at DVFS.
Testing may be administered in the following areas: decoding, reading
comprehension, reading fluency, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and math.
Financial Aid is available from Delaware Valley Friends
School based on need. Delaware Valley
Friends School does not grant academic or athletic scholarships. Please refer to the Financial Aid section of the website to learn about applying for aid.