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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.


Applicants for all positions should submit materials by emailing [email protected]

The Miquon School is hiring for a newly created position of the Associate Head for Teaching and Learning. Our Associate Head will be a curious, thoughtful, and reflective educator who will advance Miquon’s Progressive mission through strategic planning, curriculum development, professional review and growth, and communication. The position reports to the Head of School and is a member of the senior Administration team. The Associate Head has oversight for the daily educational experience and works directly with teachers to shape the academic program most fitting to our mission, as well as with the Advancement team to tell the stories of teaching and learning at Miquon to both internal and external constituencies.

The Miquon School is seeking a 80%-100% Director of Admissions for the 2021-22 school year. The Director is a member of the senior administrative team, and is responsible for admissions management, research, and marketing and will direct the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment and registration. They are responsible for the strategic leadership of the admissions process, organizing and managing all admissions events, organizing and leading recruiting activities, and coordinating the re-enrollment and retention of current students.

The Miquon School is seeking a full-time Elementary Teacher, committed to Progressive education, to teach in one of its classroom groups starting in the 2021-22 school year. Miquon teachers work to support the intellectual and social/emotional development of children as individuals and members of a community in collaboration with our students’ families. 

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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