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Friends, we share this letter from our Head of School, Kirk Smothers, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, VA.
August 17, 2017
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 …
MARCH 31, 2017
By Kirk Smothers
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…
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 ……
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.
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