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About Miquon

Founded in 1932 in a tradition of Progressive education that is strongly upheld today, Miquon is an independent, coeducational elementary school just outside Philadelphia for children in Nursery (age three) through the 6th grade. The school enrolls approximately 150 students in eight mixed-age groups, typically 16-20 children in size. Each classroom has one lead and one assistant teacher, who are together responsible for providing instruction for their group.

Miquon is dedicated to celebrating childhood, using innovative student-centered teaching practices, and developing children’s knowledge of and appreciation for the environment. Time spent outside on our 10-acre campus—which includes wooded areas, fields, and a creek—is an integral part of every child’s Miquon experience. We value independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused approaches to curriculum development.

Miquon is a community that is diverse along ethnic, economic, and religious lines, and seeks applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.

The Miquon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation in the employment of staff, admission of students, granting of financial aid, or the administration of school policies.

The Miquon School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children and the Progressive Education Network.

Available Positions
Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to [email protected]


Elementary Teacher for Grades 3/4 
A full-time elementary teacher in the 3rd and 4th grade group starting in November 2021.  Miquon teachers are committed to Progressive education who work to support the intellectual and social/emotional development of children as individuals and members of a community in collaboration with our students’ families. Teachers are responsible for developing and implementing curriculum in mathematics, language arts, and social studies, working collaboratively with a teaching partner, a grade band team, six specialist teachers (Art, Music, Science, P.E., Library, Spanish), curriculum coordinators, and other support staff, and writing regular narrative communications and reports for children. Teachers at Miquon are expected to take initiative, step up, be reflective about their practice, and be open to growth. Learn more about the position here.

Substitute teachers – we are always looking for substitute teachers with experience in all levels of elementary school. Experience with Progressive education is a plus, but not required.

Van Driver(s) – we have several openings for drivers to transport students to and from campus each day using our school vans. Both morning (approximately 6:30 am – 8:00 am) and afternoon (2:45 pm – 4:30 pm) shifts are available Monday – Friday, and pay is $30-40 per route, or a total of $60-$80 per day. Ideally, one individual will handle both the morning and afternoon shift, Monday through Friday, on a dedicated route. This position is during the school year only.

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