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.
A community that is diverse along ethnic, economic, and religious lines, Miquon 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.
Applicants interested in any of the following positions should email their resume and a letter of interest to [email protected]. We will provide additional information upon receipt.
COVID Coordinator/Substitute Teacher/Office Assistant – The Miquon School is seeking an additional staff person to help in several areas through June 2022. This is a full time position, 7:30am -3:30pm, for the time period November 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 with the opportunity for a permanent position. Approximately 30% of the position will support our COVID mitigation plan. Training and support will be provided. Approximately 40% of the position is substitute teaching/covering in classrooms on a variable basis. The remaining 30% of the position is general office/administrative help, and specifically learning about and helping with tasks related to busing and van transportation, Admissions, and Exmissions. Learn more 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.