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Delaware Valley Friends School

Pritchard Garrett, Head of School

  • Education

Essential Information

19 E. Central Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301


For 26 years, Delaware Valley Friends School has been a national leader in educating students who learn differently. DVFS provides a proven research-based college preparatory program; expert, individualized instruction; cutting-edge assistive technology; and an emphasis on building skills in a nurturing Quaker environment.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.dvfs.org

Disabilities Served: Learning disability / ADHD

County: Chester

Location (state-county): PA-Chester

Enrollment: 175

Grades or ages of school: Grades 6-12

% of graduates who attend college: 98%

Offers summer camp, program or school: yes

School's Approach: Quaker values.

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

Update 2015-16: no

Transportation provided: yes

Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Upper School is $37,950, Middle School $36,850.; financial aid available

Adaptive tech used: MacBook Pro laptop computer 1:1, Interactive smart boards Digital document cameras iPads LiveScribe Smart Pens iPods; iFlash (digital flash cards) Kurzweil (text to speech) Dragon Dictate (speech to text) Learning Ally Readers (audio text books)

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: DVFS Adolescent Literacy Program to address the specific needs of students in the middle and high school years. Based on Orton-Gillingham principles, it is the only school-based program in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey accredited by the International Multisensory Structure Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and among very few recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

Extracurriculars offered: adventure travel learning experiences, clubs, athletics, student leadership, service learning