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Our New Play and Community Space is Open!

Drumroll… “Five – four – three – two – one – go!” The entire school counted down to the opening of the new play and community space on Monday, April 30, 2018.

DV's two student government Co-clerks, Michael Hall and John Coleman, cut the ceremonial red ribbon to opening the way for the Lower School grades to run up the hill, becoming the first students to play on the new equipment.

Despite the chilly weather, our youngest students – cheered on by …

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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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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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Happy Teachers Change the World

It makes sense, right? Happy teachers change the world, and at Delaware Valley Friends School we know for a fact--and benefit every day--from the teachers among us who are working to create a balanced, mindful, peaceful learning environment, not just for students but for the faculty and staff, as well. DVFS Upper School faculty member Elizabeth Kriynovich is one of those teachers.

Through her teaching, her work with the Yoga Club, and as a …

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DV Community Honors Tom Lees

On Thursday, March 9, the DVFS community celebrated our Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tom Lees. We presented him with a framed photograph to show our appreciation for everything Tom does to enhance community life at Delaware Valley Friends School. The photos in the frame show Tom with groups of students who have worked with him in recent years on diversity issues. The mat surrounding the photos was signed by members of the current student …

Posted by kelly in Announcement, Award on Tuesday March 14, 2017
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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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Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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