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Understanding a Day in Their Life

As a parent, relative or friend of someone with a learning difference, it can be difficult to truly understand the daily struggles they face. What would it be like to spend a day walking in their shoes? School, social and emotional situations and behavior are all aspects that can be difficult for them to navigate.

Below you’ll find links to resources from Understood that will take you through a day in the life of a child with slow processing …
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Why a Skills-Based Curriculum is a Game-changer for DVFS Lower & Middle School Students

An interview with Lower & Middle School Director Jason Seggern

As the director of our younger divisions, Jason is a member of our regular Admissions Information Session panel of faculty and administrators. We asked Jason to comment on some of the most frequently asked questions from families interested in our Middle School program. See those questions and his responses below:

What drives the DVFS Middle School Curriculum?

DVFS’ Middle School …

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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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Transitions Times and Anxiety

DVFS Lower School Assistant Director, and Lower & Middle School Counselor, Christy Zawadzkas, shared some thoughts about an article she recently read about anxiety, and we wanted to share this food for thought regarding helping your student through a time of transition, such as the beginning of a new school year.


Transitions can be challenging. Whether we are transitioning to a new school, new city, or new job, there may be some anxiety.

Posted by kelly in Learning Differences, Middle School, Current Research, Learning Disability, Lower School, News on Tuesday September 12, 2017
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This is Delaware Valley Friends School

We are thrilled and proud to share this new DVFSchool video, created entirely by DVFS alumni and students, and highlighting the many ways that Delaware Valley Friends School stands out as a leader in the field of educating students with learning differences.

Delaware Valley Friends School is a private, independent Quaker school in Paoli, Pennsylvania, serving students grades 3-12 with learning differences.

DVFS welcomes students with learning …

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Don’t Let Homework Get in the Way of Your Child’s Education

Tired of hours spent around the dining room table fighting with your kids about homework?

Frustrated by calls from your child’s teachers about incomplete or incorrect homework assignments?

Overwhelmed by trying to teach your kids subjects you barely remember (or maybe never understood) from your days in school?

Is any of this really helping your child learn?

At Delaware Valley Friends School we have an approach to homework that helps restore …

Posted by Jason in Middle School, Lower School, Executive Function, Upper School, Homework on Monday February 27, 2017 at 03:31PM
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DELAWARE VALLEY FRIENDS SCHOOL EXPANDS TO INCLUDE A LOWER SCHOOL PROGRAM


PRESS RELEASE

Paoli, Pennsylvania - Tuesday, December 7, 2016

DVFS Head of School Kirk Smothers and Clerk of the Board of Trustees Curt Grogan announced that the school is expanding to include a lower school program with the addition of grades 3 and 4 to its program. With its creation of a lower school program, DVFS becomes the only Friends school in the Philadelphia area dedicated solely to the education of students who learn differently from …

Posted by in Quaker Education, Head of School, Lower School, Announcement on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 02:02PM
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19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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