Current News/Events

Delaware Valley Friends School is pleased to share that we are the Featured Non-Profit for the July Lunch & Share of the Society of Professional Women, a program of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce. More details here-->

On Thursday, June 29 at 5:00 pm, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, The Vision Zero Alliance and the Javsicas Family hosted a walk/protest in Center City, in memory of Peter Javsicas and all victims of traffic violence. The walk began at the Comcast Corporate Center on JFK Blvd and ended at Dilworth Plaza. Many past and current DVFS friends, families, students, and faculty participated in the walk.
During the last quarter of the school year, eight 8th grade Delaware Valley Friends School students participated in teacher Carol Chilton's Girls Leadership and Service Class. The class was developed to give young women an understanding about how to find and perform community service opportunities, and to learn and develop confidence and leadership skills. Eighth graders Tori, Jessica, Malia, Izzy, Charlotte, Maria, Trinity, and Kayla were the first students to take this this newly offered course. During the final week of classes the girls gave a presentation to the community to tell about all they had learned and accomplished.
Delaware Valley Friends School fifth grader Emily C. has been busy this spring helping to raise funds for the rescue sanctuary Best Friends Animal Society. Emily has a great love of animals, and has a menagerie of her own at home that includes: 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 chinchilla, 2 hamsters, 1 fish, and plans (wishes) for some rats and a crested gecko! While doing some research and reading about animal rescue, Emily was inspired by the work they are doing at Best Friends Animal Society, and she recruited fellow Middle School students to form a Middle School Rescue Team!

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The DV Summer Program, Afternoon Enrichment, and ACT Test preparation classes are open to *ANYONE* in or outside DV, so your student can bring friends!

Spaces are open now, and classes will only take place with the minimum number of participants, so please let us know which activities your student would like to do by reserving your place now!

Afternoon sessions are open to grades 5-12 and your student is not required to be in the morning academic program! Check out the offerings!

Ready to sign up now? Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER


Friday, June 2, is the last day of classes for Middle School students.

The awards assembly will be at 1:00 PM followed by a reception in the Café.


All seniors MUST attend graduation practice on Thursday, June 8, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM, at Arch Street Meeting House.

If your senior needs a ride from school, please contact Judy Sheridan (ext. 2360) as soon as possible.

We have limited space in the school van so will not be able to accommodate last minute additions to the list.


On Friday, June 2nd from 4:30-8:00 you can serve sodas, hot dogs, and ice cream at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, Pa.

Please see Meredith or Elizabeth to sign up for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the last day of classes!"


The Service Committee is holding a peanut butter and jelly drive until June 2nd to help the Chester County Food Bank. Many kids who get free lunches at school do not have a way of getting lunch when school is over for the summer, so our contributions can really help.

Please bring in your Peanut Butter, Jelly, or Alternative Nut/Seed butter in jars and give them to Elizabeth or Allison before June 2. Thank you!


Seniors are wrapping up their three-week internships and will make a presentation of their experience next Tuesday to a panel of faculty, parents, and board members. Most of the seniors were visited at their work site by a faculty member, many of whom were senior teachers.

Reports from supervisors were extremely positive, with some students even landing summer jobs as a result. Thank you so much to those parents and friends who helped set up a work experience. - Susan Mayes

The early bird gets the worm, or in our case, the best night for prom!

It has become increasingly difficult to find a venue available on our preferred date of Saturday, May 12. If you have a good idea, or personal connection to a nice venue for our senior prom of approximately 80 students, please contact Jackie Middleton with your suggestion at jackie.middleton@dvfs.org.

Thanks so much!


On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, DVFS senior Adrianna Mowrer was in Harrisburg where she was recognized as one of 178 Pennsylvania students receiving scholarship awards from Comcast NBCUniversal. During the presentation the company gave out $188,000 as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program award, funded by the Comcast Foundation.

All of the recipients (you can see the list, by county, in the article posted HERE) received $1000 scholarships, except for one student, our very own Adrianna Mowrer, who was awarded an additional $10,000 Comcast Founder's Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation. Read more HERE.

Field Day 2017 was a lot of fun for students, faculty, and staff at Delaware Valley Friends School. On Friday, May 19th, we gathered together into two teams - Green and White - and challenged each other to some fun and games. We enjoyed a barbeque lunch with hotdogs and hamburgers, followed by a dunk tank, Gaga pit, dodge ball, kick ball, water relay, and tug-of-peace. Click here for some photos and videos from this memorable day.

Director of Athletics Jalal Rhamirich Reflects on the Boys LAX League Championship Game


2017 Tri-County Independent School League CHAMPIONS!!

The DV Dragons team played in the League Championship Finals on Wednesday, May 24th, in an incredibly tough match up against Barrack Hebrew Academy, on the Barrack home field in Bryn Mawr. The boys were ready for the challenge, and DV took the first goal early in the game! The DV Dragons played their hearts out, and finished the game with a well-deserved final score 4:3!

Jalal Rhamirich, Director of Athletics at Delaware Valley Friends School, had this to share:


CONGRATULATIONS! TO THE BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM


2017 Tri-County Independent School League CHAMPIONS!!

The team played in the League Championship Finals on Wednesday, May 24th, in an incredibly tough match up against Barrack Hebrew Academy, on the Barrack home field in Bryn Mawr. The boys were ready for the challenge, and DV took the first goal early in the game! The DV Dragons played their hearts out, and finished the game with a well-deserved final score 4:3 ! Teacher Gray Goodman took some wonderful photos of the game that you can see in this slideshow: CLICK HERE.


SIGN UP SOON! Registration closes June 1st!

The DV Summer Afternoon Enrichment classes are open to *ANYONE* in or outside DV, so your student can bring friends! Spaces are open now, and classes will only take place with the minimum number of participants, so please let us know which activities your student would like to do by reserving your place now!

These fun afternoon sessions are open to grades 5-12 and your student is not required to be in the morning academic program! Check out the offerings!

Ready to sign up now? Please use this link to register online: DVFS SUMMER



The Service Committee is holding a peanut butter and jelly drive until June 2nd to help the Chester County Food Bank. Many kids who get free lunches at school do not have a way of getting lunch when school is over for the summer, so our contributions can really help.

Please bring in your Peanut Butter, Jelly, or Alternative Nut/Seed butter in jars and give them to Elizabeth or Allison before June 2. Thank you!



Some end-of-school-year and over-the-summer things to take care of:

Medications

Please make arrangements with the nurse to pick up any remaining medication, inhalers or epi-pens stored in the nurse's office. Unclaimed medications will be discarded as per policy. Middle School last day is June 2nd. Upper school last day is June 9th.

Immunizations

New Pennsylvania state immunization requirements will be effective 8/1/2017 ~ All current DV students that are affected by this new requirement have been notified by mail. If this is you, please request documentation of the missing immunizations from your physician and return it to the school nurse. We must have this documentation prior to the date indicated on the letter you received or your student will not be permitted to start the school year as per the state regulations.

Physicals

All students are required to have a physical. Your student will not be able to participate in sports or ABLE activities until a physical is on file.

I appreciate your cooperation and promptness in completing all the necessary health information needed to keep your student healthy and safe here at DV!

Thank you ~ Chris


All seniors MUST attend graduation practice on Thursday, June 8, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM, at Arch Street Meeting House. If your senior needs a ride from school, please contact Judy Sheridan (ext. 2360) as soon as possible. We have limited space in the school van so will not be able to accommodate last minute additions to the list.

On Friday, June 2nd from 4:30-8:00 you can serve sodas, hot dogs, and ice cream at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in Devon, Pa.

Please see Meredith or Elizabeth to sign up for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the last day of classes!"



Upcoming Events

  • July 2017
    • 07/24 New Family Orientation 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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