Delaware Valley Friends Lower School

The Lower School at Delaware Valley Friends is a nurturing Quaker program for students in grades 3, 4, & 5 where children develop the skills, mindset and knowledge to become happy, confident and able learners.

The three main pillars of our academic program in the Lower School include a commitment to closing the gap in academic skills, educating the whole child through a well-rounded educational experience, and intentional emphasis on partnering with parents to ensure consistency and clear communication between home and school.

CLICK BELOW TO EXPAND AND TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE THREE PILLARS OF THE LOWER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

  • CLOSING THE GAP
  • WELL-ROUNDED CURRICULUM
  • PARTNERING WITH PARENTS
  • Meet the Lower School Team
  • Lower School Schedule
  • Lower School Inquiry

Our expert faculty know how to engage young minds using the most effective, research and evidence-based approaches to help our students build a solid foundation for middle and upper school success. A deep understanding of the skills and abilities students need to develop in early school years coupled with a commitment to discover what each student needs to access effective learning creates a dynamic and nurturing classroom environment.

We believe in the power of educating students who learn differently under the guidance of Quaker principles and practice. Our students, who are often judged and misunderstood because of their academic difficulties in mainstream schools, are embraced as people of infinite inherent worth and able to meet their full potential because of the environment and programs of Delaware Valley Friends School.

DVFS is the only Friends school in the Philadelphia area dedicated solely to the education of students who learn differently from elementary through high school.


Delaware Valley Friends welcomes students in grades 3 - 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and working), processing speed, ADHD and executive functioning challenges.


Join us for this special admissions event for grades 3 – 5.

Your student will enjoy games and activities with our faculty while you learn what Delaware Valley Friends School’s Lower School program has to offer.

MARCH 2, FROM 9:30 - 11:00 AM
REGISTER ONLINE OR BY EMAIL TO KATHY.BARRY@DVFS.ORG


We are here to answer all of your questions. Call or email anytime for a one-on-one conversation with Mary Ellen Trent, Director of Admissions: maryellen.trent@dvfs.org, (610) 640-4150 x 2100



Register for Open House

Our Information Sessions and Tour Tuesdays provide an ideal opportunity to learn about DVFS. Upcoming dates are listed here, and both parents and students are welcome. You will get a brief overview of the school, tour the campus, and have a chance to ask our student and faculty panels any questions you may have.

Have a question?

Mary Ellen Trent, (610) 640-4150 ext. 2100, Director of Admissions (email Mary Ellen)
Kathy Barry, (610) 640-4150 ext. 2120, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid (email Kathy Barry)

The School shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership.

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