Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 3-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFS is the only school program in PA, DE, and NJ accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multisensory structured language instruction.
Delaware Valley Friends School values the strength inherent in a diverse community. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Instead, DVFS actively seeks to enhance its community through admissions and hiring practices that encourage a diverse candidate pool.
Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.