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.
Elementary Teacher – We are looking for someone committed to Progressive education to teach in a classroom group 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.
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.
After School Program Staff – We are looking for creative, active, motivated people with experience working with kids to help staff our After School Program starting in September. This is a great opportunity for a college student looking to further develop skills in the education field. Individuals with experience teaching art, science, or other subjects are a plus.
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.