Quaker Values

Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (S.P.I.C.E.S.) shape the fabric of daily life at Delaware Valley Friends School.

"Many kids are very smart but have weaknesses, but also seem to have extraordinary sensitivity to others. This is well fostered at DV and it is one of the things I like most as a parent. Teachers and administrators model character-building behavior. You can see it in the smiles." - DV Parent

At DVFS, we honor creativity and the unique mind and talents of each individual- encouraging students to maximize their potential to learn, build self-esteem, and come to appreciate their unique differences. The belief in each person's inherent worth brings a quality of caring respect to the interactions among students and teachers, teachers and staff, parents and teachers.

“The feeling of family at DVFS is attractive and important in rebuilding students, allowing to heal and then grow into themselves." - DV Parent

Problem-solving, patience and communication skills are the tools of choice for dealing with issues of learning and behavior management, creating a safe environment where students can be themselves and step outside of their comfort zones to grow as students and leaders.

"Values based education is particularly valuable for kids who have often been beaten down in previous learning environments." - DV Parent

Our 5th and 6th graders put together this presentation about the Quaker SPICES - the testimonies that Quakers believe in - what they mean, what they look like, and how those values are brought to action in our daily lives at home, at school, and in our communities.

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 - Quaker values, feeling accepted - Devon, Class of 2014


"The Quaker Mission at Delaware Valley Friends School" Read or download the PDF to learn more about how a Quaker education can benefit your student.

Friends Council on Education

Nurturing the Quaker Spirit of Friends PreK-12 Schools Across the Country

Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting
DVFS is the under the care of the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

“We focus on the Quaker mission and look for that of God within every student." - Faculty Member

" Thrilled with her understanding of her strengths & weaknesses. She's advocating for herself every day and isn't afraid to take on challenges." - DV Parent
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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