About Delaware Valley Friends School

Delaware Valley Friends is a coed Quaker, college preparatory school for bright students, grades 3-12, who struggle with reading, writing, math, memory, processing, ADHD, executive functioning, and other learning differences.

Our campus is situated just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in PaoLI, PA.

DVFS students reap the benefits of a rigorous yet personalized academic experience that equips them with the skills they need for college and beyond. As a parent of a DVFS student, you can depend on our experienced faculty and staff to create an environment where your child can flourish.


Quaker principles and practice that honor differences and build students' confidence are the fabric of daily life at DVFS. Teachers work with individual students based on their specific learning needs – and students often comment on how they feel understood, cared for and supported. Our faculty, administrators and staff work tirelessly to help students identify and develop their strengths and progress in areas where they may be challenged. As a result, DVFS students come to fully understand both their strengths and challenges – and ultimately become strong advocates for themselves and how they learn. The Quaker environment is an integral element in this process. Read more about how our Quaker values can enrich your student's education.


Delaware Valley Friends delivers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum using evidence-based instructional methods and innovative assistive technologies to help students build the skills they will need to become successful adults and life-long learners. Our teachers are education specialists with unparalleled expertise in developing and delivering a program designed to help students with learning differences make academic progress - in every class across the curriculum. Learn more about our experienced teachers>

Delaware Valley Friends School - More Than I Imagined


Delaware Valley Friends offers a full array of electives and experiences outside the traditional classroom, including a strong arts program, athletics, student government, community service projects, and extracurricular clubs and social activities. Our outstanding adventure-based learning program (ABLE) rounds out an exciting and confidence-building educational experience with regional and international travel opportunities.


Delaware Valley Friends School serves students from across the extended Delaware Valley region, including Philadelphia, central Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The school is conveniently located in Paoli, Pa., just a 4-minutes walk from Paoli Train Station (which has both SEPTA and AMTRAK service). Many students travel by rail to and from school, or are transported by their school district busing schedules. We also welcome students whose families have relocated from across the region, across the country, and even sometimes internationally to attend Delaware Valley Friends School. Recently, students have come to us from Florida, California, Jordan and South Africa.

We've got our happy child back


On average, 98% of DVFS graduates go on to college and university level studies. Our College Counseling department is uniquely qualified to guide the college-bound student with learning differences. By connecting students with college programs that recognize and meet their needs, and by asking the questions that make a difference to our unique applicant profiles, our students are supported to reach their full potential in college and beyond.

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.

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