At a Glance

Students at the UN in New York for International day of Peace

We welcome bright students in grades 1 to 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), ADHD, executive functioning, memory (long-term and working), and processing speed challenges. A Quaker school, we recognize and honor the inherent worth of all. This philosophy underlies all we do to help students discover and optimize their strengths and celebrate their differences. 98% of DVFriends graduates choose to attend colleges and universities, top art and culinary schools and technical institutes. 
At A Glance 2024
Data above as of 9/20/23

The School shall 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, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. 
DVFriends serves students who live with one or more of the following:
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Reading Disorder/Dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Disorder
  • Disorder of Written Expression/Dysgraphia
  • Mathematics Disorder/Dyscalculia
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder
  • Memory or Processing Speed Challenges
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disability
Pennsylvania association of Independent Schools
International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council
Friends Council
Association of LD SchoolsPhiladelphia Area Independent School Business Officers Association