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Delaware Valley Friends School

Kirk Smothers, Head of School
Map19 E. Central Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
  • Independent School


Bright students in grades 6-12 with language-based learning differences prepare for college and beyond through engaging, innovative, personalized learning led by expert faculty in a supportive quaker community.

21st-century media center. Every student has laptop. Adventure learning trips to Peru, Costa Rica, the Florida Keys.

High School Specifics

Student College Acceptances: Franklin & Marshall, Temple University, University of Maryland, Johnson & Wakes University, McDaniel College, Clark University, Hampton University

HS Short Description

Delaware Valley Friends is a coed Quaker, college preparatory school for bright students, grades 5 - 12, who struggle with reading, writing, math, memory, processing, ADHD, executive functioning, and other learning differences.

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Chester
Grades of School: 5-8
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 158
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Students per teacher: Langauge Arts: 4 - 6 students; other content areas: 8-11 students
Tuition: $36, 850-$37,950
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: All students get MacBook Air laptops; classrooms have digital document cameras, smart boards
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 1640
Standardized test scores: High proficiency
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Spanish, American Sign Language
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Additional extrcurriculars: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Instrumental music
Visual arts
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor
Unique curriculum
Some special needs accommodated>: yes
Summer program?: yes
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