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A Message from the Head of School re Violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Friends, we share this letter from our Head of School, Kirk Smothers, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, VA.


August 17, 2017

Dear Friends,

At this point in the summer, I normally write a letter announcing new faculty and giving a preview of the school year to come. That letter will go out soon, but today I write as a leader of the Delaware Valley Friends School community and a citizen of our nation out of concern after the tragic and …

Posted by kelly in Head of School, News, Current Events on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 04:20PM
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Supreme Court ruling a win for special-ed students

Last Wednesday was a great day for special-education students in the United States. Our frequently divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Endrew F. v Douglas County School District that public schools are required to provide free and appropriate educational placements, which lead to more than de minimis (meaning trivial or minimal) student progress.

Instead, the court advised that the "educational…

Posted by kelly in Head of School, Learning Disability, Special Education on Friday March 31, 2017
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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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Head of School Kirk Smothers Featured in Suburban Life Magazine

Delaware Valley Friends School Head of School Kirk Smothers was interviewed and featured in the September 2015 issue of Suburban Life Chester/Delaware Counties.

Read the article "A World of Opportunity" about how our new Head of School plans to build on the legacy of Delaware Valley Friends School as a place where students with learning differences thrive.

Click here for to read or download the PDF.

Posted by in Head of School on Friday September 25, 2015 at 01:38PM
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