Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is DVFriends located?
Q: How would my child get to DVFriends every day?
District School Buses
In Pennsylvania, if the border of your home school district is within ten miles from DVFriends, it should transport your child every day. These districts currently include:
- Great Valley
- Lower Merion
- Marple Newtown
- Owen J. Roberts
- Radnor Ridley
- Rose Tree Media
- Tredyffrin Easttown
- Upper Merion
- West Chester
Q: What is the profile of the typical DVFriends student?
- 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
Q: I'd like to know more about the faculty.
Q: What is the diversity among the students? The faculty?
Q: How do students transition from other schools?
- Each new family is assigned a host family who will welcome them to the community. Several parent orientations are scheduled throughout the summer.
- Every August a “break the ice” Ice Cream Social is held for new families and their hosts, faculty, student government, and administrators.
- An all-school BBQ is held the Thursday before the start of school. All family members are welcome!
Q: Tell me about your homework policy.
- Homework is the practice of the instruction they received in class that day. They will never be discovering new content through homework.
- Teachers will allow 10 - 15 minutes of each class for the explanation and joint start of homework.
- Middle and upper school students have a daily advisory period in which executive function support is provided. This is a time when they may start their homework with their academic advisor.
- The “EF period” is also an opportunity to meet with another teacher for extra academic or homework support.
- Their parents or guardians have already attended grades 1 through 12 - so no longer need to complete daily homework! If a DVFriends student isn’t able to complete their homework independently, it’s their responsibility to contact their advisor and the subject’s teacher to schedule an appointment the next day for help.
Q: What does it mean to be a Quaker School?
Q: How's the food?
Q: Does DVFriends have a dress code?
Q: Do your students practice safety drills?