Delaware Valley Friends School

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Delaware Valley Friends School
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Delaware Valley Friends School is located in Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley Friends School
Delaware Valley Friends School
19 East Central Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°02′40″N 75°29′02″W / 40.0443056°N 75.4839044°W / 40.0443056; -75.4839044Coordinates: 40°02′40″N 75°29′02″W / 40.0443056°N 75.4839044°W / 40.0443056; -75.4839044
TypeSpecial education[1]
Religious affiliation(s)Society of Friends[1]
Head of schoolKirk Smothers
Teaching staff30.8 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment150 (2015-16[1])
Student to teacher ratio4.9[1]
Campus typeLarge suburb[1]

Delaware Valley Friends School (DVFS) is a private school for children with learning disabilities. It is located in the Paoli, Pennsylvania, in Greater Philadelphia.

DVFS is one of two Quaker schools in the Philadelphia area equipped to serve children with learning disabilities. Other private religious schools are excused from serving these high-needs students.[2]


The demographic breakdown of the 150 students enrolled in 2015-16 was:[1]

  • Asian - 4.7%
  • Black - 14.7%
  • Hispanic - 2.7%
  • White - 71.3%
  • Multiracial - 6.7%


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Delaware Valley Friends School". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ Woodall, Martha (April 2, 2016). "Federal judge: Religious schools not required to serve students with disabilities". Philadelphia Enquirer. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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