Current News/Events

Congratulations to DV Girls Varsity Basketball player Anat Ferleger, who was chosen for the TCISL All-League team to play against the Penn Jersey League on 2/23. And congratulations to DV girls team member Maila Henry who came in 2nd in the half time free throw contest during the TCISL All-Stars game on 2/21! Come see Anat play in the All- League game on Thursday, February 23 at New Foundation Charter School in Philly.
Congratulations to all the Tri-County Independent School League players who were selected for the league All Star Teams! DVFS Basketball players Anat, Hannah, Grayson & Michael will be playing in the TCISL Basketball All Star game today, Tuesday, Feb 21. DV players Malia & Phil were selected as 3-point shooters in the half-time contest.
Friday, February 24 at 3:00 pm

Join other parents, Middle School Director, Jason Seggern and Math teacher, Kelly McHugh, to see first-hand what "multisensory math" looks like in the DV classrooms. As on previous occasions, your middle school students are welcome to stay at school and take part in a Buddy Program activity in the Cafe.

Please rsvp to

There is a table outside the meeting room this week with a number of 'lost and found' items displayed on it.

If your student is missing something, please ask them to check the table before these items are donated.

Make a perfect MATCH! Did you know that some employers match their employees' charitable donations? It is a great way to double or even triple your gift to the DVFS Annual Fund!

To see if your employer has a match program, visit

For more information, please contact Anne-Marie McMahon at 610-640-4150, ext. 2154.

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm

DVFS Families are invited to a Community Potluck Dinner, Friday, March 10, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the Gym.

Please CLICK HERE TO RSVP and sign up for your potluck offering.

Optional after-School Mindfulness Program beginning Feb. 28

Tuesdays after school, February 28 - March 21
This winter, we are offering an opportunity for girls in 8th and 9th grade to participate in a 4-session after school mindfulness program. The exercises in each one-hour session are short, simple, playful, and tailored to help teenagers reduce stress and anxiety, prevent meltdowns, constructively channel emotional energy, and connect with others in positive ways.

The program was developed by researchers Carol Moog, PhD and Irene McHenry, PhD (founding head of DVFS) specifically to support mindfulness for LD students. It will be led by faculty member Elizabeth Kriynovich, who has spent the past several years bringing mindfulness practices to DVFS students.

Students who volunteer to participate should attend all four sessions. We will meet after school on Tuesdays from February 28th to March 21st. For more information, please contact Elizabeth at

Please save the date for our spring fundraiser, Lighting the Way on Saturday. May 6, 6:00PM-9:00PM at The Farmhouse at People's Light.

The event will feature a cocktail hour and dinner buffet, silent auction with special grade baskets and student art, a live "Bid for Scholarship" and special guest speakers. A wonderful evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising!

A "wish list" of items the committee is requesting to be donated to the auction can be found HERE.

Thanks for your support!

DVFS is offering a morning academic program and afternoon fun sessions.

Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER

Contact Kathy Barry with questions about the Summer Program or Afternoon Fun Sessions: or (610)640-4150 x2120.

Summer ACT prep for 10th and 11th graders is open for enrollment! The program will run July 10-28, Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00am-12:30pm

All books, materials, and follow up sessions are included in the tuition. Space is limited. Interested DVFS families should register at the following link: ACT Prep

Learn More About Summer Camp at SOAR for Youth with Learning & Attention Issues

Where: Restaurant Alba, 7 West King Street Malvern, PA 19355
When: Sunday March 12th at 4:00 pm
RSVP to Restaurant Alba at 610-644-4009
Find out more about SOAR at

DVFS parents, Sean and Kelly Weinberg, have sent their daughter Isabel (grade 8) to this camp in the past, and the experience was so great they wanted to share the opportunity with other families. They are hosting an information night at their place of business, Restaurant Alba. RSVP to the number listed if you are interested in attending. More details in the event flyer HERE.


*TOMORROW* Friday, February 10 at 8:00 am

Join other parents and Upper School administrators David Calamaro, Helen Mannion and Bill Keeney for a discussion about remediation, accommodation, modification, compensation and celebration at DVFS. Please rsvp to


Please note that this meeting has been rescheduled, and confirm with Judy - - if you are still able to attend.

If you are unable to attend in person, this event will be available by live stream, for further information and login details please contact Judy.

On Thursday, February 16, we will hold a Transition to Upper School Meeting in the DVFS Media Center from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Please park in the rear lot near the soccer field and use the back entrance. This is a time to learn more about the DVFS upper school program, and about the 9th Grade in particular. Members of our 9th Grade teaching team will be in attendance, as will ABLE Director, Ken Sinapius; Director of College Counseling, Hallie Ciarlone; Upper School Dean of Students and Spanish Teacher, Allison Gill; and a parent representative who can speak about the transition from the DVFS middle school to the upper school.

If your student failed the vision health screening this year, you will have received a letter in the mail requesting proof of visual care from your primary ophthalmologist. The state requires documentation of this.

Please send proof ASAP to complete your student's health file.

Thank you.
~Chris the Nurse


Friday, February 10, from 3-5pm
Snacks will be provided

Upper School will be watching Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
Middle School will be watching The Secret Life of Pets.

Boys Varsity Team Finishes Season with a Spot in the Quarter Finals. By student writer Michael Hall ('18) The Boys Varsity team won their final game of the season on Monday, February 6, winning 65-47 over Renaissance Academy. The team will be playing on in the Tri-County Independent School League (TCISL) Tournament Quarter Finals on Thursday, February 9th.Read more-->
Quaker Youth Leadership Conference 2017: Faculty members David Calamaro and Allison Gill accompanied six Delaware Valley Friends School students to the 2017 Quaker Youth Leadership Conference from February 2nd to February 4th. The conference was hosted this year in Brooklyn, NY, by Brooklyn Friends and Mary McDowell Friends School. DV students Liv, Kyle, Liam, Naomi, Julien, and Nicco were all attending for the first time. Read more-->

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the student-run Activities Committee organized a very fun outing for all grades to attend. From 7-9 pm, Delaware Valley Friends School students jumped, shot baskets, climbed, bounced, flipped, raced, and had a blast together at Get Air in King of Prussia.

Teachers Meredith Shinners and Kelly McHugh shared some video clips we think you'll enjoy.


We are excited to announce that we will be piloting school van service to two regions starting in the fall of 2017.

Designated van pick-up and drop-off sites will be located in:

- West Chester/Exton
- Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill/Fort Washington

Van service in these areas will be open to students in all grade levels.

Specific pick up areas will be determined based on location of participants. Service is contingent upon demand.

There will be an additional fee for riding the school van.

If you live in one of these regions and are interested in having your student ride the school van, please contact Kathy Barry in the Admissions Office for more information about the program at or 610-640-4150.

Upcoming Events

  • March 2017
    • 03/02 100 Days to Graduation TBD
    • 03/08 Middle School Information Session 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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