DVFriends stands apart in a region known for its many education options. We invite you to learn more about what sets us apart and makes us one of the nation's best schools for bright students who learn differently.
As you come to know us—in person and on this site, where you can Register for an Admissions Information Session or tour or make an appointment—we trust you will recognize a unique community with a nurturing culture led by expert faculty members who partner for success with students and families.
Our community reflected on the unique characteristics of DVFriends, identifying 10 Guiding Principles to express our aspirations and the impact of this outstanding education.
Our culture places added value on...
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We are a meaningfully inclusive community—seeing the world through others’ eyes, and bringing respect, empathy, and understanding to all of our interactions.
Our learning community finds shared success through...
Education by Specialists. Experts in LD education, our faculty's deep understanding of our students helps them to craft flexible curricula, enabling students to gain the confidence to reach farther and succeed.
Our students thrive and experience transformation by embracing...
Knowledge & Skills. Success depends on students becoming independent learners and it starts with an uncommon level of commitment to academic remediation and skills-building—across grades and classes.