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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 preserving 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.

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


The Miquon School is seeking a Director of Communications who will be responsible for advancing the brand and messaging of The Miquon School with all of our key constituency groups.

We are always seeking substitute teachers with experience teaching all levels of elementary school. If you are interested in serving as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and letter of interest to [email protected]. Thanks!

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.

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