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Forming Friendships in Middle School

five middle school girls posing in front of a screen showing a tree a mountains int he background during a visit to the academy of natural sciences in philadelphia

At Delaware Valley Friends School many of our middle school team conversations focus on academic progress, skill remediation, and character development in line with our Quaker values. However, we also recognize the need to be cognizant of the experiences our students have when it comes to developing healthy and appropriate peer relationships.

It is in this spirit, that I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight an article from Your Teen for …

Posted by Jason Seggern in In the Classroom, Middle School, Friends on Tuesday April 24
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STARLAB® Brings the Night Sky to DVFS

We are excited to be setting up Starlab® at DVFS today! Starlab is a portable, digital planetarium comprised of a lightproof dome, a projector, and teaching content. The system we are using is made possible through the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), and travels from school to school within the county, throughout the year.

Starlab uses a computer to generate images that are displayed by a projector through a special lens (called a “…

Posted by kelly in Beyond the Classroom, STEM, Science on Tuesday April 17
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Learning Ally Awards DV Alumna Adrianna Mowrer

Adrianna Mowrer Learning Ally Award 2018DVFS Alumna Adrianna Mowrer ('17) was recently awarded the Learning Ally Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Award (LTL) for Students with a Learning Disability.

Adrianna is a panelist on the April 10, 2018 Learning Ally webinar, (click here to listen live) with President & CEO Andrew Friedman leading a live panel discussion with several of Learning Ally’s 2018 National Achievement Scholarship Award Recipients. This webinar …

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DVFS Completes its Third Original Musical Production

Delaware Valley Friends School's Romeo & Juliet Remix delighted audiences of parents, faculty, students, and friends during its run on March 15, 16 and 17, 2018. This was the culmination of a 7-month project that began in September with a team of student writers who took Shakespeare's original story and reworked it for modern times – re-imagining the characters, re-writing the script, and creating original songs.


The students also wrote an …

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Delaware Valley Friends School SeaPerch/SeaGlide Team Brings Home Four Trophies

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, a team of students grades 9-12 from Delaware Valley Friends School competed in the 13th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch/SeaGlide 2018 Challenge. DV students have been participating in this event since 2013. This year's event took place on the campus of Temple University, with High School teams from 25 schools from throughout the region participating in SeaPerch, and 14 school teams participating in SeaGlide. The …

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S.A.F.E. Query: How To Be A Better ALLY

Quakers use the term Query to refer to a question or series of questions used for reflection and in spiritual exercises. Friends have used Queries as tools for offering spiritual challenges to the community for much of their history, often taking the form of a collection of themed questions that are read at the beginning of a time of gathering. A Query is an opportunity for deep reflection and sharing, for learning, and for building community.


Posted by kelly in Quaker Education, Students-in-Action, Community Service on Tuesday March 13
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Sharing from our Research-to-Practice Blog for Educators

In this blog post by Christy Zawadzkas, Lower School Assistant Director and Counselor for Lower and Middle Schools, published on our , Christy talks about "Transformative Resilience" and how we, as educators, can help our students learn to overcome obstacles and recover from difficult situations.


Type R Personality - Say What?

We are all uniquely different but when it comes to …

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We are pleased to share that DVFS Director of College Counseling, Hallie Ciarlone, has been selected as one of 3 new faculty members for the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Summer Institute.

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DV's Play and Community Space Gets a Slide

A new slide was installed this week in the Play and Community Space that is under construction near the east end of our lower field. What is special about the slide? It's a gift from the students and family members of the DVFS Class of 2017!

Past senior class gifts from a graduating class have included a Peace Pole (2014) and athletic supplies (2012).

The '17 seniors wanted to leave a lasting legacy for the school that would support the growth of …

Posted by kelly in Students-in-Action, Community Service, DV Graduates, Announcement on Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Play and Community Space Construction Update

November 7, 2017

The new DVFS play and community space construction is underway, and we're sharing an updated rendering, as well as a few progress photos. The construction will be ongoing for the next few months, and we look forward to students, as well as the DV and greater communities, enjoying this wonderful new space when spring weather returns!

11/1 | First day, and the tractors are moving earth to create a flat area:

11/3 | Day 3, side …

Posted by kelly in Beyond the Classroom, Middle School, Lower School on Tuesday November 7, 2017
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19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
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