DVFriends Student using their laptop and audio in class
Innovation, guided by best practices and based on student learning needs, has always been a part of the fabric of Delaware Valley Friends School. As a result of this commitment, DVFriends has become a leader in using technology as a transformative educational tool.
Continually evolving technology is essential to and interwoven throughout instruction at DVFriends — allowing teachers to remediate skills, accommodate learning, teach compensatory strategies and celebrate their students’ strengths — all in an extremely personalized way.
1:1 Laptop Program
Our Apple® 1:1 laptop program for students in middle and upper school, established in 1993, was the first of its kind in our region and has continued to be the primary catalyst in encouraging innovation. Our lower school students each have a dedicated Apple® iPad that they use in the classroom. These powerful tools in the hands of both our students and our educators have created a vibrant, collaborative culture in which new apps and software programs are constantly sought, tested, and implemented to provide the best possible learning experience for our students.
DVFriends as a Training and Research Center
DVFriends has hosted public and independent schools across the region and country who have sought our help in implementing technology in their school setting. DVFriends students have presented to the national conferences of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) and NBOA (National Business Officers Association), to the annual regional conference of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association — as well as hosting public demonstrations at local Apple retail stores.