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Delaware Valley Friends School

Kirk Smothers, Head of School

  • Independent School

Essential Information

19 E. Central Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301


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.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.dvfs.org

Select State: PA

County: Chester

Grades of School:

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:
Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Instrumental music
Visual arts

School climate (what are you known for?):
Academic rigor
Unique curriculum

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.

Extracurriculars offered:

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Updated 2016: yes

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

Some special needs accommodated>: yes

Summer program?: yes