PB IDA Conference

DVFriends students laying in a pile of leaves
Thank you PB IDA Conference attendees for visiting DVFriends
Delaware Valley Friends School is one of the nation’s best schools for bright students who learn differently, DVFriends delivers an extraordinary education in grades 1–12 within a nurturing, inclusive Quaker learning community—one that is constantly growing and evolving.
DVFriends offers many programs for families, teachers, and professionals curious about our school. We currently have openings in grades 1 through 3 and grade 9 for families looking to support their child who learns differently this school year. Visit us during our monthly open houses to tour our school, and ask administrators and students about how DVFriends is different.
We also provide summer training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy instruction. As part of our school's mission, we want to make sure not only DVFriends students have access to our expertise but that we also help train teachers across the nation.
DVFriends recently hosted Sarah Ward, MS CCC/SLP to speak on strategies and practices for understanding executive functioning in students. Below we offer links to an exclusive interview with her where she shares some new insights into research and strategies to support students' executive functioning at school and at home.

Midyear Transfers to DVFriends
We currently have openings in our lower school in grades 1-3 and upper school in grade 9 for students to enroll midyear
Contact admissions for more information, to schedule a tour, or to attend an information session.
Director of Admissions Mary Ellen Trent
Mary Ellen Trent
Director of Admissions
(610) 640-4150 x2100
[email protected]

Assistant Director of Admissions Kavitha Patel
Kavitha Patel
Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid
(610) 640-4150 x2120

Open Houses
Visit us for our next two open houses Sunday November 14th and Tuesday December 7th for our Open House. Please join us to meet our administrators and students and tour DVFriends.

Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training
DVFriends IMSLEC accredited teachers training program trains teachers in a comprehensive Orton-Gillingham based curriculum including decoding, encoding, and phonemic awareness. Our training center was the first school-based program in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) as a center for teaching and teacher-training. Our IMSLEC accreditation ensures the professionals who enroll in our course receive instruction that meets the professional standards for preparation as Multisensory Structured Language specialists.
Dates for Summer 2022 Teacher training are June 22 - July 1.

Sarah Ward
DVFriends annual Speaker Series recently hosted Executive Function expert Sarah Ward, MS, CCC/SLP, for a presentation for parents and professionals on definitions of Executive Function and practical strategies to support students. While on campus, Sarah sat down with Associate Head of School and Academic Dean David Calamaro to answer some questions.
Here is a video of part of their conversation.
Watch the other videos from their conversation here.

Delaware Valley Friends School welcomes students in grades 1 - 12 with learning differences, particularly in reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), math (dyscalculia), memory (long-term and working), processing speed, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges.

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.