Learn about the Middle School Program

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The Middle School Program at Delaware Valley Friends combines the highest standards in adolescent education with the best practices in teaching students with learning differences.

Our program consists of grades 6 through 8. Our dedicated faculty focuses on creating and implementing an educational experience that is developmentally appropriate and responsive, academically challenging, empowering and socially equitable - based on program characteristics recommended by the Association for Mid-Level Education.

Quaker values are a central aspect of the school's approach at all grade levels. Respect for the individual's unique strengths and talents as well as an emphasis on community provide a safe, nurturing and positive atmosphere for young adolescents.

In middle school, we address our students' learning differences by providing multiple learning and teaching opportunities that respond to students' diverse learning backgrounds. Using methods within the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and language acquisition, students receive direct and explicit instruction in a variety of study skills designed to help bridge the gap between the middle school program and our college preparatory upper school program.

Technology is integrated through the program and is highlighted by the student laptop program.

Within the Middle School Program, teachers have frequent common planning time that facilitates a high level of communication and monitoring of student progress.

Delaware Valley Friends Middle School welcomes students in grades 6 - 8 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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Middle School Schedule

"As an educator, it is incredibly rewarding to see the great work our teachers do and the transformative progress that occurs in our middle school students. Our research based teaching practices and the positive/meaningful relationships that form between student and teacher provide a setting where students can succeed with confidence and pride."
- Jason Seggern, Lower & Middle School Director


3 years of English

3 years of language arts

3 years of science

3 years of mathematics

3 years of phys. ed./health

3 years of art (rotation of disciplines)

Have a question?

Mary Ellen Trent
Director of Admissions
(610) 640-4150 ext. 2100
(email Admissions)

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

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