What does a typical day in the Middle School at Delaware Valley Friends look like?

The DVFS Schedule is designed to meet the needs of our students and the ways in which they learn.

Hallmarks of our schedule include:

  • longer classes supporting deeper learning
  • a schedule that "cascades" so that class meeting times vary allowing students to maximize their "best" learning times across their courses
  • fewer daily classes and fewer transitions between activities, resulting in a less fragmented and frenetic day for students
  • daily extended advisory and executive function support to allow for individualized academic help and time for explicit instruction in EF skills
  • trimesters allow for greater opportunities for experiencing elective courses
  • daily community time for snack, clubs, student socialization and other school activities
  • Match-points across all three divisional schedules create opportunities for all school events and service projects

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Middle School Schedule

"As an educator, it is incredibly rewarding to see the great work our teachers do and the transformative progress that occurs in our middle school students. Our research based teaching practices and the positive/meaningful relationships that form between student and teacher provide a setting where students can succeed with confidence and pride."
- Jason Seggern, Lower & Middle School Director

"I wanted a school that would address my daughter's learning issues and was also a college prep school, and that is what Delaware Valley Friends is. My daughter has amazing teachers and is doing phenomenally well."

- Sue, middle school parent


3 years of English

3 years of language arts

3 years of science

3 years of mathematics

3 years of phys. ed./health

3 years of art (rotation of disciplines)

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