People: Our Community
Approximately 150 Miquon students come from different households across Northwest Philly and Greater Philadelphia area. These families reside in nearly 27 zip codes, representing neighborhoods on both sides of the Schuylkill River, from Lower Gwynnedd, Jenkintown, Wyndmoor and Blue Bell, to Fairmount, Center City, West Philadelphia and Wynnewood. More than half our families are clustered in the neighborhoods of Roxborough, Germantown, Mount Airy, East Falls, and Chestnut Hill.
45% of the eligible student body receives assistance with tuition in the form of need-based financial aid. Their awards range from 10-90% of tuition.
Racial and ethnic
36% of Miquon’s students are children of color. Of those children, 61% are from mixed-race families, 23% of them are African-American. The remainder are of Hispanic or Asian-American descent. Many different countries of origin are represented amongst the school’s families.
Miquon is a non-sectarian school in which families of different religious affiliations, or none, are present and welcome. School is not closed for religious holidays, but it is understood that some families will choose to have their children miss school for religious observance.
Miquon students come from a wide variety of family constellations, including nuclear and blended families, two-household families, single-parent families, adoptive families, and families with gay or lesbian parents. Our administrative materials, classroom resources, and daily conversations reflect and normalize this diversity in our community.
Miquon students, who are not admitted based on standardized or intelligence testing, score well above average on standardized tests in their elementary years, and are sought after by the most competitive middle and upper schools. They are also well-prepared to meet the challenges of 7th grade in the larger setting of a neighborhood public school. The 6th grade teachers work with parents of graduating students to help them assess their child’s strengths, needs, and style, so that a successful and smooth transition to a suitable middle school will be made.
About 84% of Miquon’s graduates attend other independent schools in 7th grade, entering one of the local K-8 or K-12 schools. Some of these students transition to public school in 9th grade. Other graduates move into their neighborhood public middle schools or into one of Philadelphia’s magnet or charter programs.
Recent graduates of Miquon from the classes have gone on to attend wonderful middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. Check out our Recent Graduates page to view the list.