At Delaware Valley Friends School, bright students in grades 3-12 with learning differences prepare for college and beyond through engaging, innovative, personalized learning led by expert faculty in a supportive Quaker community.

Some Cool Things That Stand Out About a DVFS Educational Experience:

DVFS Boys Lacrosse 2017 League Champions; link to more info
DVFS Boys Lacrosse won the TCISL league championships in the spring 2017 season.
DVFS teams have received 11 sportsmanship awards, and have won 4 league championships in the school history. Our teams are known as the DV Dragons. (more)

DV Dragon Dynamix 2016 SeaPerch Champions - link to more info
DVFS team wins 2016 US Navy underwater engineering competition
DVFS’s Dragon Dynamix out-performed 27 other regional high school teams in US Navy’s 2016 Sea Perch underwater robotics competition and earned an invitation to the national competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (more)

Dv Student filmmakers won 2016 & 2017 Bridge Film Festival awards -- link to more information
DVFS student filmmakers win international film festival 2 years in a row
Grassroots Feminists” (2016) and “An LD Student’s Educational Journey" (2017) BOTH won the Judges Choice Award in the New Media category at the International Bridge Film Festival.
2016 Bridge Film Award→more
2017 Bridge Film Award→more

DV Students write and produce original spring musicals - link to learn more
DVFS students write and produce an original musical production every spring
Resonance, written by student Helena Nocentino ‘16 premiered on May, 2016 and Rough Sketch written by the DV Drama Club premiered March, 2017 - both directed by alum and award-winning actor Khalil Munir ‘01.
2016 Original Spring Musical→more
2017 Original Spring Musical→more

DV students met Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on service trip to India - link to learn more
We know a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
In 2014 and 2016, DVFS students traveled to India and worked with Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and its founder, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi. (more)

STEAM science unit Mission to Mars - link to learn more
Our middle school planned a Mission to Mars
In a Middle School STEAM unit, students design and build rockets capable of reaching Mars, devise a system to protect their “eggstronauts” during landing, and create a solar-powered rover to help them explore the alien world. (more)

DV faculty has combined 899 years of teaching
Our faculty has a combined 899 years of teaching experience
Many have committed their entire teaching careers to helping students with learning differences to succeed. (more)

DVFS literacy program accredited by two leaders in LD education IMSLEC and IDA
Our reading and writing program is the only one in the tri-state area accredited for teaching and training excellence by BOTH leaders in LD education
IDA (International Dyslexia Association) and IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council).(more)

DV's ABLE trip to Biscayne Bay Florida is just one of the adventures offered in our program - link to more information
Every December, DVFS students learn to sail off the coast of Biscayne Bay, Florida
Our pioneering ABLE curriculum combines travel with outdoor education to help students develop teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. (more)

DV has over 20 student clubs, committees, and other extracurricular activities - link to more information
20+ student clubs and committees meet each week during community time, before and after school
Yoga Club, DV Singers, DV Band, Black Student Union, Latin X, Gaming Club, Service Committee and many others, help students build leadership skills and engage with their school and each other.(more)

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Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in the field of educating students (grades 3-12) with dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function disorders, ADHD, and other learning differences located in the Philadelphia area.

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    and Financial Aid
    (610) 640-4150 ext. 2120,
    (email Kathy Barry)

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    - Diane, parent ('15)

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    19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
    Phone: 610.640.4150
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