Spotlight on Valley Day

  •  Angel on a Leash

    Angel on a Leash visit

    The students of Valley Day School enjoyed their first visit from "Angel on a Leash". The therapy dog handler teams (Champions) will visit with students to provide unconditional love and a calming experience with the benefit of mental and physical stimulation.

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  •  Snipes Farm & Education Center

    Snipes Farm & Education Center

    Snipes Farm & Education Center gave students a lesson on healthy eating. Farmer Mel taught the students how to prepare fresh blueberry salsa and fresh yogurt parfaits.

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  • "I Have A Dream"

    Part of our Lower School Gentlemen's Club recited Martin Luther King Jr.'s, "I Have A Dream" Speech in an assembly to celebrate Black History Month. Please click on above link ("I Have A Dream") to enjoy video.

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  • Traveling Mural

    Our art and library classes collaborated on a mural project with schools all over the world. Valley Day School used the book "Radiant Child" and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for inspiration for our mural. Pieces of the mural was sent to 10 different school, in turn, we received their pieces. The mural "pieced" together hangs proudly in our hall.

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  • Santa Visit

    We had a special visitor before winter break! The students were treated to cookies and chocolate milk while playing "pin the red nose on the reindeer". Santa did visit each class with gifts for all. We hoped you enjoyed your Winter Break.

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  • Gentlemen's Club

    The Gentlemen's Group delivered handmade holiday cards designed by Valley Day School Students to the residents of Ann's Choice. The residents were overjoyed with the gift of kindness and holiday spirit.

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  • Halloween

    Students and staff enjoyed a candy parade for Halloween. We saw Spiderman, a doctor and even Maleficent was seen in our halls. MUCH fun was had by all!

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  • Fall Fling

    Students enjoyed decorating cookies, face painting, games, craft and much, much more during Valley Day School's Fall Fling.

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  •  School 2022-2023

    2022-2023 School Year

    We cannot believe it's been over 6 weeks since we've started the school year! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous for these young students to enjoy!

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  • New Uniform Policy

    As we look ahead to the 2022-2023 School Year, the Valley Day School uniform will change. The new uniform will consist of Khaki colored pants and a VDS navy blue collared shirt. The shirts will be available for purchase as the new school years begins. 2022-2023 will be a transition year, where students may still wear the light blue shirts and black pants. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in helping our students represent their best selves.

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  • Meet the Valley Day Gentlemen's Group!

    According to Darnell Alford, a Behavioral Support Professional at Valley Day School, "Gentlemen's Group of Valley Day is a mentoring program that shows our young men the characteristics of being a true gentleman and also helps prepare them for life's challenges after high school."

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  • Meet Our Clinical Support Team!

    Within our trauma-informed environment, clinical and behavioral support is critical for the personal and academic growth of our students. We believe the root of many behavioral issues students face can be linked to traumatic experiences. Our behavioral and clinical support teams play an important role in fulfilling our mission by helping students identify past trauma and learning new strategies for growth and change.

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  •  BSP

    Meet Our Behavior Support Professionals!

    Our staff behavioralists work directly with students to identify healthy behaviors and help students apply those behaviors in and out of school. When negative behavior occurs, our behavioralists will try to determine the causes of the behavior and work with the student, teachers, case managers, and family to determine a course of action to prevent further actions from occurring.

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  •  Leading Ladies

    Learn About Valley Day Leading Ladies!

    Leading Ladies is a weekly group developed on the foundation of Education, Service and Mentorship. We LEARN about ourselves and how we are connecting and disconnecting with with others. We LEARN how to utilize conflict management skills. Finally, we LEARN how to maintain healthy friendships. As Leading Ladies, we SERVE our school and local community by collecting items and bringing them to local shelters.

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Program Features

  • Mission Statement

    Valley Day School is a private, non-profit, state-funded, special education school licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for students who are experiencing learning and/or adjustment difficulties. 

    Valley Day School serves children and young adults with behavioral, learning/developmental, and/or emotional problems, many of whom have serious learning difficulties and very challenging behaviors.

    Valley Day School's educational program is based on our belief that each student possesses unique needs and strengths.  An educational program that is individually prescribed for each student meets these needs.  A multidisciplinary team approach coordinating knowledge and skills is used to assist students in reaching their greatest potential.




    ""Teaching Students the Tools for a Healthy Life""

  • 988

    The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year.



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  • Safe 2 Say

    Safe2Say Something (S2SS) is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.  The program teaches young people and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially on social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to "say something" BEFORE it is too late.

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