Delaware Valley Friends School

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Delaware Valley Friends School (DVFS) was founded in 1986 by Irene McHenry.[citation needed] Located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, DVFS offers secondary Quaker education for students in grades 6 through 12 who have learning disabilities. DVFS is the only[citation needed] Quaker upper school in the Philadelphia region structured for this purpose.

DVFS teachers are trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, particular to address the needs of dyslexic, dysgraphic, and attention deficit students.

The student-to-teacher ratio at DVFS is approximately 5 to 1.[citation needed]

The Friends educational approaches[clarification needed] are replicated during the school's summer program, which runs from June to August and features one-on-one tutorials, art classes, and intensive instruction for the advancement of reading and writing skills.


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