Delaware Valley Friends School

19 E Central Ave,
Paoli, PA, 19301-0193
     Tel: (610)640-4150
Grades: 6 - 12 | 184 students
Delaware Valley Friends School is a coed Quaker college preparatory school serving students with learning differences in grades 6-12.
For 25 years, a national leader in the field of language-based learning differences, Delaware Valley Friends employs research-based instructional techniques and innovative technologies to help students build the skills they will need to become life-long learners.
It offers a full array of arts, athletics, and extracurricular opportunities and an outstanding adventure learning program for a well-rounded educational experience.
Delaware Valley Friends is known for small classes, individual attention, and a supportive community based on Quaker values that honors differences and builds students’ confidence that they can succeed in school and beyond.
On average, 98% of graduates go on to college and university level studies.
Located in Paoli, Pa., within walking distance of the SEPTA and AMTRAK lines, the school serves students from across the extended Delaware Valley region, including New Jersey and Delaware.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Differences,Dyslexia, Executive Functioning,ADD, AD/HD, Dysgraphia
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 184 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Delaware Valley Friends School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 62%
Average Class Size 6 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Adopted policy in Meeting for Business by students,staff and faculty.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,300
Tuition Notes Tuition is all-inclusive. It includes all courses and fees, use of a Mac laptop for the school year, and course materials.
% on Financial Aid 26%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Admissions Director Mary Ellen Trent
Admissions Associate Kathy Barry

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Activities Committee, Amnesty International, Diversity Committee, Drama/Acting Club, Drum Circle, Eye to Eye Mentoring Program, Literary Magazine, Robotics, S.A.F.E. (Students And Faculty for Equality), Seinfeld Club, Service Committee, Student Government, Volleyball Club, Yearbook Drum Circle, Robotics, Seinfeld Club, Yearbook, Activities Committee,
Amnesty International,
Diversity Committee,
Drama/Acting Club,
Eye to Eye Mentoring Program,
Literary Magazine,
S.A.F.E. (Students And Faculty for Equality),
Service Committee,
Student Government,
Volleyball Club,

School Notes:

  • For 25 years, Delaware Valley Friends has been a national leader in the field of language-based learning differences.
  • Delaware Valley Friends employs research-based instructional techniques and innovative technologies to help students build the skills they will need to become life-long learners.
  • We offer a full array of arts, athletics, and extracurricular opportunities and an outstanding adventure learning program for a well-rounded educational experience.
  • Delaware Valley Friends is known for small classes, individual attention, and a supportive community based on Quaker values that honors differences and builds students’ confidence that they can succeed in school and beyond.
  • On average, 98% of graduates go on to college and university level studies.
  • Located in Paoli, Pa., the school serves students from across the extended Delaware Valley region, including New Jersey and Delaware.

Profile last updated: 09/03/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Villa Maria Academy High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Show-n-tell Nursery Day School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Episcopal Day School (0.6 miles away)
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1 year ago
Delaware Valley Friends School not only changes the lives of their students; it changes, positively, the lives of the entire family. The faculty makes the dreams of each student a reality and helps them achieve all they deserve to be. DVFS has saved our daughter and provided her the future she hoped for.
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