Tuition/Financial Aid

DVFriends’ tuition is inclusive. There are no extra charges for athletics, activities, books, supplies, student laptops, iPads, and other technology. 

We understand that a DVFriends education is a significant investment in your student’s future and our simple, transparent tuition structure helps you easily understand the full cost to attend the school.

2024-2025 TUITION


Grades 1st & 2nd (Lower School): $37,350

Grades 3rd - 5th (Lower School): $39,850

Grades 6th - 8th (Middle School): $44,900

Grades 9th - 12th (Upper School): $46,475


Midyear-enrolled students pay the current year's tuition on a prorated basis.  Contact admissions for more information.


Need-based financial aid is available to families who qualify. A significant percentage of families who apply do receive some level of tuition assistance/financial aid. Please see the video below for an explanation of tuition assistance/financial aid at DVFriends.


The following OPTIONAL items are not included in tuition.

  • Participation in a school activity/trip requiring air or boat transportation
  • Transportation on one of the DVFriends school vans
  • School Lunch

Need-based financial aid is available for school trips that involve an additional fee. In many cases, transportation is provided at no cost by the school district in which a student resides.

We encourage you to start with this video to learn more about DVFriends Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid.


Financial Aid Application Process

Financial Aid Application Process for new families
Financial Aid grants are awarded on our rolling admissions schedule. We encourage you to submit both applications as soon as possible. Please submit your financial aid application online through Clarity
Your financial aid application must be submitted at the same time as your application for admissions
Please submit your financial aid application online through Clarity
Apply for Admission to DVFriendsApply for Financial Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that each family has different financial needs. Clarity takes into account all aspects of each family’s reported financial situation as provided by parents. The Financial Aid Committee considers all information gathered by Clarity in determining eligibility.
2022 Federal Tax Returns, PA State Return, and all supporting documents (W2s, 1099s, etc.) are to be uploaded into the Clarity account.
If you are separated or divorced, the non-custodial parent must complete a separate application.
Save your application in progress. You may log back into the Clarity system and complete the application at any time.
Clarity will send you an email within 24 business hours of receiving your completed application upload.
Your DVFriends tuition may be tax-deductible as a medical expense.  Please consult with your tax advisor. Learn more 
Pennsylvania residents may use 529 funds to pay up to $10,000 per student per year for independent school tuition. 
Should you encounter a problem or have questions in completing the application, please contact Kavitha Patel, Director of Financial Aid, at [email protected] or 610-640-4150 x 2120.
Clarity is also a resource for you, and they can be reached at [email protected] or at Clarity Customer Service 206-210-3752.
The Clarity application and support resources are available in both English and Spanish.
Please contact Kavitha Patel, Director of Financial Aid if you should have questions about the process of applying.
Kavitha PatelKavitha Patel
Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid
(610) 640-4150 x2120

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