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Why a Skills-Based Curriculum is a Game-changer for DVFS Lower & Middle School Students

An interview with Lower & Middle School Director Jason Seggern

As the director of our younger divisions, Jason is a member of our regular Admissions Information Session panel of faculty and administrators. We asked Jason to comment on some of the most frequently asked questions from families interested in our Middle School program. See those questions and his responses below:

What drives the DVFS Middle School Curriculum?

DVFS’ Middle School …

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DV English Teacher Jackie Middleton Shares Innovative Classroom Tools That Help Her Students Access Challenging Content

Jackie Middleton’s upper school English classroom is unlike any other. From the physical space to the images and diagrams covering the walls, Jackie’s classroom is thoughtfully designed to encourage engagement and discussion among her students and to support their different learning challenges around grade-level appropriate content.

Jackie has transformed the standard classroom set-up -- individual desks and chairs in rows facing the front …

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ABLE | EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING | Registration open for 2018-19


ABLE | SERVICE | CULTURE

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New this year: Winter Break Service/Culture trip to Cambodia.

Cover of the 2018-19 ABLE Experiential Learning Brochure showing a female student at the helm of a sailboat this is a

The 2018-19 Experiential Learning Brochure

(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF)

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Our New Play and Community Space is Open!

Drumroll… “Five – four – three – two – one – go!” The entire school counted down to the opening of the new play and community space on Monday, April 30, 2018.

DV's two student government Co-clerks, Michael Hall and John Coleman, cut the ceremonial red ribbon to opening the way for the Lower School grades to run up the hill, becoming the first students to play on the new equipment.

Despite the chilly weather, our youngest students – cheered on by …

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STARLAB® Brings the Night Sky to DVFS

We are excited to be setting up Starlab® at DVFS today! Starlab is a portable, digital planetarium comprised of a lightproof dome, a projector, and teaching content. The system we are using is made possible through the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), and travels from school to school within the county, throughout the year.

Starlab uses a computer to generate images that are displayed by a projector through a special lens (called a “…

Posted by kelly in Beyond the Classroom, STEM, Science on Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Learning Ally Awards DV Alumna Adrianna Mowrer

Adrianna Mowrer Learning Ally Award 2018DVFS Alumna Adrianna Mowrer ('17) was recently awarded the Learning Ally Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Award (LTL) for Students with a Learning Disability.

Adrianna is a panelist on the April 10, 2018 Learning Ally webinar, (click here to listen live) with President & CEO Andrew Friedman leading a live panel discussion with several of Learning Ally’s 2018 National Achievement Scholarship Award Recipients. This webinar …

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DVFS Completes its Third Original Musical Production

Delaware Valley Friends School's Romeo & Juliet Remix delighted audiences of parents, faculty, students, and friends during its run on March 15, 16 and 17, 2018. This was the culmination of a 7-month project that began in September with a team of student writers who took Shakespeare's original story and reworked it for modern times – re-imagining the characters, re-writing the script, and creating original songs.

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The students also wrote an …

Posted by kelly in Students-in-Action, Musical, Theater, The Arts on Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Delaware Valley Friends School SeaPerch/SeaGlide Team Brings Home Four Trophies

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, a team of students grades 9-12 from Delaware Valley Friends School competed in the 13th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch/SeaGlide 2018 Challenge. DV students have been participating in this event since 2013. This year's event took place on the campus of Temple University, with High School teams from 25 schools from throughout the region participating in SeaPerch, and 14 school teams participating in SeaGlide. The …

Posted by kelly in Students-in-Action, Technology, Beyond the Classroom, STEM, Experiment, Upper School on Friday March 30, 2018
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S.A.F.E. Query: How To Be A Better ALLY

Quakers use the term Query to refer to a question or series of questions used for reflection and in spiritual exercises. Friends have used Queries as tools for offering spiritual challenges to the community for much of their history, often taking the form of a collection of themed questions that are read at the beginning of a time of gathering. A Query is an opportunity for deep reflection and sharing, for learning, and for building community.

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Posted by kelly in Quaker Education, Students-in-Action, Community Service on Tuesday March 13, 2018
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DV COLLEGE COUNSELOR SELECTED FOR PACAC SUMMER INSTITUTE FACULTY

We are pleased to share that DVFS Director of College Counseling, Hallie Ciarlone, has been selected as one of 3 new faculty members for the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Summer Institute.

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