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. Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
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.: 20%
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 Royer-greaves School For Blind (0.4 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Paoli Show-n-tell Nursery Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    38 E Circular Ave
    Paoli , PA , 19301
    (610)296-9025
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.4  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Paoli
    Royer-greaves School For Blind
    Special Education School
    118 S Valley Rd
    Paoli , PA , 19301
    (610)644-1810
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Paoli
    Episcopal Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    212 W Lancaster Ave
    Paoli , PA , 19301
    (610)644-6181
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    0.6  mi  |  106  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Paoli
    St. Norbert Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    6 Greenlawn Rd
    Paoli , PA , 19301
    (610)644-1670
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  212  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Malvern Malvern KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    340 Central Avenue
    Malvern , PA , 19355
    (610)647-3362
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 04, 2013 - 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. - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting Involved With Your Child's School
Getting involved with your child's school benefits both you and the school. It's a win-win for all concerned.
SAT Prep
SAT test prep takes time to do properly. We explore some of your options here.
Rankings or Comparisons?
Choosing the right private school for your child involves comparing schools as opposed to ranking them.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!