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New this year: Winter Break Service/Culture trip to Cambodia.

Cover of the 2018-19 ABLE Experiential Learning Brochure showing a female student at the helm of a sailboat this is a

The 2018-19 Experiential Learning Brochure


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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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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, 2018
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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 …

Posted by kelly in Students-in-Action, Technology, Beyond the Classroom, STEM, Experiment, Upper School on Friday March 30, 2018
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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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On Music and Teaching Students with Learning Differences

Delaware Valley Friends School English and music teacher Tim Simmons was recently interviewed on a radio show called "Ethereal". The program is hosted by Karla Haas Moskowitz, a faculty member in Goddard College's Graduate School of Education. Tim is in the Master's Degree program at Goddard, located in Vermont. He was recently in Vermont for a week of classes when this interview took place.

Tim and Karla spent almost two hours discussing teaching…

Posted by kelly in Learning Differences, Beyond the Classroom, Blogging, Music on Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 02:30PM
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DVFS Teacher Receives National Diversity Practitioners Medal of Honor

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Delaware Valley Friends School Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tom Lees, was presented with the Diversity Practitioners Medal of Honor by Rodney Glasgow of The Glasgow Group, LLC.

Tom was attending the 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity Conference with four current DVFS students: Anat Ferleger, Josh Rios, Dylan Renninger, and Brandon Daga. The all-day MARD Conference took place at Abington Friends School …

Posted by in Quaker Education, Beyond the Classroom, Faculty, Diversity on Monday October 31, 2016
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ABLE Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

We hope you've been following the ABLE sailing crew's October adventures on the ABLE blog! Catch up here -->

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Delaware Valley Friends School ABLE Program

Posted by kelly in Beyond the Classroom, ABLE on Sunday October 9, 2016
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Travel to India, 2016

In March 2016, a team of students and faculty from Delaware Valley Friends will be traveling to India for eight days. This service trip offers a unique international travel experience and the opportunity to work with Nobel Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, and his organization BBA (Bachpan Bachpao Andolan - Save the Childhood Foundation) on the issues of poverty and child labor.

Working with BBA and Nobel Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi …

Posted by in Students-in-Action, Community Service, Beyond the Classroom on Monday November 2, 2015
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