About Delaware Valley Friends School

Delaware Valley Friends is a coed Quaker, college preparatory school for bright students, grades 1-12, who struggle with reading, writing, math, memory, processing, ADHD, executive functioning, and other learning differences.

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School profile

Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 1-12) with learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college prepcurriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, successful college placement, with an emphasis on self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFS was the first school program in PA, DE and NJ accredited by both IMSLEC and IDA - the leaders in multisensory structured language instruction.


Delaware Valley Friends school welcomes students in grades 1 - 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and working), processing speed, ADHD and executive functioning challenges. [MORE]

adolescent literacy program

Our proprietary Adolescent Literacy Program is founded upon the principles of Orton-Gillingham instruction and provides a research-based multisensory, structured, systematic, phonics-based curricular approach that is both prescriptive and diagnostic, allowing lessons to be tailored to each unique child. Our language arts teachers are certified in the DVFS O-G Adolescent Literacy program. Content area teachers also receive training in these methods to insure consistent approaches to language use and instruction across the entire curriculum.

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