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Delaware Valley Friends School has introduced online application. To apply, simply click the APPLY NOW button. You will be asked to create an account and password so that you can revisit the application site at your convenience to add details, upload required items, and check the status of the application.

Please call Kathy Barry at 610.640.4150 x2160 with questions.

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ATTENTION K-8 PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS
Thursday, November 09, 2017

K-8 Scholarships for Philadelphia Residents

Applications are now open for K-8 grade scholarships for Philadelphia children through the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia. There are 2,000 scholarships available with the maximum amount of $2,800 per year for up to four years.

Priority deadline is November 15, 2017. APPLY EARLY! www.csfphiladelphia.org

Requirements: families must reside in Philadelphia, have a student entering K-8 in fall 2018, complete an essay question, and fall within the income guidelines.



ATTENTION K-8 PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS
Thursday, November 02, 2017

K-8 Scholarships for Philadelphia Residents

Applications are now open for K-8 grade scholarships for Philadelphia children through the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia. There are 2,000 scholarships available with the maximum amount of $2,800 per year for up to four years.

Priority deadline is November 15, 2017. APPLY EARLY! www.csfphiladelphia.org

Requirements: families must reside in Philadelphia, have a student entering K-8 in fall 2018, complete an essay question, and fall within the income guidelines.



Messages from the College Counseling Office
Thursday, November 02, 2017

College Rep Visits Next Week

The following colleges will be visiting DVFS next week:

  • Ringling College of Art and Design (FL) 11/6
  • University of the Arts (PA) 11/6
  • Kansas City Art Institute (MO) 11/8
  • Penn State University (PA) 11/8
  • Cabrini University - 11/10 - Instant Decision Day for seniors (please see Hallie to register)

PACAC College Scholarship

Application and recommendation forms for the 2018 PACAC Scholarship are now available. Student applications will be due on January 15, 2018, and counselor forms will be due on February 1, 2018. Please tell Hallie if you are applying so she can submit the counselor forms in time.

Three students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship, and one student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship.

More information about the scholarship, and the application, can be found here: http://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship

Financial Aid Night - Nov. 16 @6:30pm

DVFS will host Michael Burke from PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) to speak about college financial aid. Michael will review all federal financial aid policies as well as loans and state grants or scholarships. This meeting is open to all DVFS parents. Students may attend with their guardians. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.

ATTENTION K-8 PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS
Thursday, October 26, 2017

K-8 Scholarships for Philadelphia Residents

Applications are now open for K-8 grade scholarships for Philadelphia children through the Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia. There are 2,000 scholarships available with the maximum amount of $2,800 per year for up to four years.

Priority deadline is November 15, 2017. APPLY EARLY! www.csfphiladelphia.org

Requirements: families must reside in Philadelphia, have a student entering K-8 in fall 2018, complete an essay question, and fall within the income guidelines.



Messages from the College Counseling Office
Thursday, October 05, 2017

College Rep Visits

The following colleges will be visiting DVFS next week:

  • Lynn University (FL) - 10/9
  • Virginia Commonwealth U (VA) - 10/10
  • Eastern University (PA) - 10/11
  • Washington and Jefferson College (PA) - 10/11
  • Monmouth University (NJ) - 10/11
  • Manhattanville College (NY) - 10/13
  • University of Mary Washington (VA) - 10/13
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA) - 10/13
  • Manor College (PA) - 10/13
  • Virginia Tech (VA) - 10/13

National Center for Learning Disabilities - Scholarships Available

The deadline to apply for the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas scholarships is fast approaching! Applications will remain open until November 6th. High school seniors who are part of the graduating class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are encouraged to apply. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by November 6th. Information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found at ncld.org/scholarships Click HERE to apply and for more information.

Multicultural College Fair at Westtown School

The annual Independent School Multicultural Conference and College Fair is being hosted at Westtown School on Saturday, October 21. For more information about workshops and colleges in attendance, please visit their website (here).


Messages from the College Counseling Office
Thursday, September 21, 2017

College Rep Visits

This year's schedule of college rep visits is posted on the DV website. Students (and parents) can view the calendar feed HERE.

The following colleges will be visiting DVFS next week:

  • High Point University (NC) - 9/26 at 10:20am
  • Dean College (MA) - 9/26 at 11:00am
  • Juniata College (PA) - 9/26 at 1:45pm
  • Drexel University (PA) - 9/26 at 2:45pm
  • Widener University (PA) - 9/27 at 9:40am
  • Elizabethtown College (PA) - 9/27 at 10:20am
  • Moravian College (PA) - 9/27 at 11:00am
  • Goucher College (MD) - 9/27 at 2:45pm
  • St. Joseph's University (PA) - 9/29 at 9:10am

College Scholarships for LD

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship and the Anne Ford Scholarship applications are now officially open! High school seniors who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply.

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with learning and attention issues in the fall of 2018.

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor's degree program in the fall of 2018.

Students can submit applications beginning July 5th. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by November 6th. Information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found at ncld.org/scholarships


This is Delaware Valley Friends School
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
We are thrilled and proud to share this new DVFSchool video, created entirely by DVFS alumni and students, and highlighting the many ways that Delaware Valley Friends School stands out as a leader in the field of educating students with learning differences.

Philadelphia Area Independent School Fair
Thursday, March 16, 2017

April 5, 2017 | 6-8 PM | The Shipley School

Delaware Valley Friend School Head of School Kirk Smothers will be co-presenting "Teaching Students Who Learn Differently" at this event on Wednesday, April 5.

Get to know local independent schools and learn the inside scoop on How to Apply, Financial Aid, Teaching Students Who Learn Differently, and Why Independent School from local Admissions Directors. Please share with families you know who may be interested.

Presentations (delivered twice during the evening) will include:

  • "Teaching Students Who Learn Differently."
  • "How to Apply"
  • "Why an Independent School"


McDaniel College Summer Science Academy
Thursday, March 02, 2017

Did you know that your students can spend a week (or more!) on the McDaniel College campus this summer actively exploring one of these hot science topics AND receive a GUARANTEED $40,000 SCHOLARSHIP to McDaniel if they are admitted and enroll at McDaniel?

For camp descriptions, available dates, and to apply, visit www.summerscienceacademy.com. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, but students are encouraged to apply before April 15.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2017 FLYER

2017 Summer Science Academy Courses include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Marine Science
  • "Real World" Physical Science
  • Zombie Science
  • Cooking Science


Seniors Jadon Mason and Leah Gingerich Receive Awards in The Arts
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Congratulations to DVFS Seniors Jadon Mason and Leah Gingerich on receiving Silver Key recognition for original artwork that they submitted to the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Award presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.



College Financial Aid Workshop Tonight, October 20 @ 6:30PM
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Parents please join us tonight for an informational presentation on college financial aid. Our expert speaker will be Robert Forest, Director of the Office of Financial Aid at Immaculata University. The program will cover: 1. Financial Aid 101; 2. How to apply for financial aid; 3. Types of financial aid; 4. FAFSA overview. This meeting is open to all parents but geared towards 11th and 12th grade families in particular. RSVP requested to Hallie at hallie.ciarlone@dvfs.org.



From the College Counseling Office:
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Health Care Career Exploration Opportunity at Paoli Hospital

Health Care Connect, in collaboration with Paoli Hospital, is pleased to announce a career exploration event for high-school students on November 29, 2016.

<--Click for a flyer with all the details and a link to registration.

Or you may register HERE.

Seating is limited, and registration will open on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00am. This event is usually fully subscribed within 24 hours.College Success for Students Who Learn Differently

College Financial Aid Workshop - October 20 at 6:30 pm

Parents are invited to join us for an informational night about college financial aid. Our expert speaker will be Robert Forest, Director of the Office of Financial Aid at Immaculata University. The program will cover: 1. Financial Aid 101; 2. How to apply for financial aid; 3. Types of financial aid; 4. FAFSA overview. This meeting is open to all parents but geared towards 11th and 12th grade families in particular. RSVP requested to Hallie at hallie.ciarlone@dvfs.org.

The following colleges will be visiting next week:

Monday, October 17

    • Pennsylvania State University - All Campuses 9:38 AM

Tuesday, October 18

    • Virginia Commonwealth University 1:11 PM
    • Widener University 1:54 PM

Friday, October 21

    • Franklin & Marshall College 10:21 AM


From the College Counseling Office:
Thursday, October 06, 2016

College Financial Aid Workshop - October 20 @6:30 pm

Parents are invited to join us for an informational night about college financial aid. Our expert speaker will be Robert Forest, Director of the Office of Financial Aid at Immaculata University.

The program will cover: 1. Financial Aid 101; 2. How to apply for financial aid; 3. Types of financial aid; 4. FAFSA overview. This meeting is open to all parents but geared towards 11th and 12th grade families in particular. RSVP requested to Hallie at hallie.ciarlone@dvfs.org.

College Success for Students Who Learn Differently

Hill Top Preparatory School is hosting this event on October 25, 2016 @6:30 PM. You are invited to this enlightening discussion addressing the transition to college for students with learning differences. More details here-->

The following colleges will be visiting next week:

Monday, October 10

  • Immaculata University 12:28 PM

Friday, October 14

  • Savannah College of Art and Design 1:54 PM


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Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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