A Philadelphia Area Education Experience Where Professionals Can Thrive

At Delaware Valley Friends School, an explicit part of our mission is to share our expertise with professional colleagues beyond the school community. We have created this section of our website as a place to facilitate that exchange of ideas and share our faculty's experience and expertise with others engaged in the field of educating students with learning disabilities.

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Get our monthly newsletter for professionals, read interesting reports, research notes, and training documents on diagnosing and educating students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and other executive function disabilities from other Southeastern Pennsylvania private school educators.



Events & Professional Development

From speakers and workshops to teacher training courses, conferences and webinars - see what professional development opportunities DVFS offers to teachers and other professionals serving LD students & their families.


Resources for Families

Delaware Valley Friends School is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities. The more you know and understand about learning differences, the better you can advocate for your student. We invite you to share these resources with families you serve.


Resources and information about learning differences.


Link to College Counseling and details about where our graduates have been accepted to institutions of further study.


Download this list of commonly used acronyms to aid you discussions about your student's learning differences.

Learn about our summer Morning Academic Program, and afternoon Enrichment Options.

Learn more about DVFS

Learn more about Delaware Valley Friends School's program, student profile and hear what our students, alumni, parents and faculty have to say about the school.


Hear parents tell in their own words what a Delaware Valley Friends School education has meant for their family.


Hear students share their story about how attending DVFS has changed their lives for the better.


Read bios and interview of our experienced and highly trained professional staff of teachers and administrators who are dedicated to making your student's experience one that makes a difference.


Our alumni tell their stories of how they come to DVFS, what the college experience was like, and how they have succeeded in their chosen fields of academics and work.


Delaware Valley Friends School welcomes students in grades 5 - 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and working), processing speed, ADHD and executive functioning challenges.

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Join the DVFS Dragon Boat team and help us go for the gold!

DVFS is once again competing in the International Dragon Boat race on the Schuylkill, when dozens of teams from the Philly area will come together for a day of intense, but friendly, competition. This year's event is Saturday, October 7th, 2017. Our "Distracted Dragons" team is comprised of faculty and staff, trustees, parents, alumni, and friends of friends. After a close and contested race last year with a Bronze finish, we are looking to paddle away with the Gold this year. No prior paddling experience necessary - just bring your love of competition and DVFS!

Our team will have one practice a month, June through September. We'll have a team kick-off on Tuesday, May 30 at the Bonefish Grill in Newtown Square, where we'll talk practice schedule, fundraising goals and strategies, and of course, how we can take home the big prize this year. Contact ken.sinapius@dvfs.org to join the fun!


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