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Delaware Valley Friends School
19 East Central Ave    
Paoli, Pennsylvania  19301  
Private/Independent School
Coed 1 12 222 students


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Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 1-12) 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. DVFriends is the first school program in the region 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, DVFriends 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.

Diversity Mission Statement
Delaware Valley Friends School is committed to building and sustaining a learning community that respects and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As a school founded and rooted in the Quaker tradition, we believe everyone possesses an inner light and has inherent worth. Furthermore, we believe that the inclusion of diverse voices leads us to make wiser decisions and enriches the nature of our interactions. We nurture a safe and empowering environment that encourages and values individual expression and collaborative engagement. We recognize our role and shared responsibility in striving to support our community of learners to champion change, eliminate bias, and advocate for the inclusion of and appreciation for all people, regardless of their cultural backgrounds and identities. We joyfully celebrate and are proud of our diverse identities which include (but are not limited to) learning profile, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, family structure, age, national origin, viewpoint, and ability. Our respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion is clear and abundant in our mission, our program, our outreach efforts, and our admission and hiring practices and procedures. It is our aim to promote active participation, empathic understanding, and informed cultural awareness within and beyond the walls of our school. DVFriends Diversity Statement | 2019