Our Experienced Faculty

Our qualified, experienced faculty take the time to discover and understand each student's strengths, challenges, learning styles and goals for the future.


Experience Matters

At DVFS, we hire teachers not only for their educational knowledge but for their experience in teaching students with learning differences. Our teachers have spent a significant part of their careers educating students who learn differently. They understand students with learning differences and know how to help them thrive and succeed. This kind of experience and training can make all the difference to a student's success inside the classroom and beyond. [View Faculty Profiles]

Our Faculty are Specialists

Special education teachers in mainstream public or independent schools work with a broad range of learning challenges, and therefore must be generalists. Our faculty are specialists.At other schools, faculty also do not often have the time or the in-depth training to drill down into literacy skills. If they do, they are more likely to provide accommodations and modifications as opposed to remediation and compensation.

Delivering Expertise Across the Curriculum

At most schools, reading, writing and other language remediation is typically delivered in a pull-out situation - where students are taken out of regularly scheduled classes for an occasional period working with a learning specialist. At DVFS, these skills are taught by every faculty member across the entire curriculum, providing students with the opportunity to apply and adapt their learning strategies to every subject with the support of a trained LD teacher in each class.


ÔÇťOther private schools have one learning specialist, whereas every teacher at DVFS is a learning specialist." - DV Parent


"We chose DVFS because our child needs highly trained O-G teachers who understand the learning needs of a child with dyslexia and would prepare our bright child for college." - DV Parent


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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