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2019 Strategic Visioning: Charting the Course for Miquon

We are so proud of Miquon’s leadership position as a Progressive elementary school in Northwest Philadelphia and beyond. So much of our strength comes from all of you–those who bring your children and family to us, those who share the good story of Miquon with everyone you meet, and those who carry our vision and values for a better tomorrow out into the larger world.

Over the last five years, we have laid the pathways for our students using our 2013 Strategic Plan as our guide. Now, the Board of Directors has called on all of us to build on the momentum of the previous plan and set the course for our future. With so much change happening in the world around us, it is incumbent on small independent schools like Miquon to look introspectively and rise to the occasion. We must seize this opportunity presented to us and innovate for a future where we are nimble and ready to greet changes as opportunities to build on our strength.

Strategic Planning process, timeline, and groups Strategic Planning process, timeline, and groups

To do so, we are calling on all of you. Our new Strategic Plan must represent the intersection of Miquon’s mission and the needs of our community. We seek to gain your insights on our program, community, facilities, and financial structure to ensure the strength of our school for years to come. We have identified specific framing questions that will steer our work, and we have hired Concentrics, a strategic planning firm specializing in independent schools, to guide us–together with parents, alumni, staff, and board–in the formation of a new 5-year Strategic Plan to support Miquon’s continued success.

This process is an incredibly exciting one and we hope you will bring your whole head and heart to it. Let’s get going! We can’t wait to dig in together.

Opportunities for Involvement

All of you know our school as a place that is constantly striving to hear, honor, and involve each individual; there is no better place for us to practice this mantra than the Strategic Visioning process. We need so many of your voices to achieve this goal–and we hope you will take our request in earnest.

Check out more about all of the different groups and how you can get involved!

Core Working Group (CWG)

Steering Committee

Community Forums

Strategic Visioning Conference

Updates and Future Information

There will be updates sent to community members by email, and information can always be found on the Strategic Visioning section of this website. We are on track to complete this process and have a new Strategic Plan approved by the Board by the end of September 2019.


Community members can be on the lookout for invitations forthcoming; you are also invited to reach out to Susannah ([email protected]) or Cerys St. John Richter ([email protected]) to express your interest.

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