Founded in 1932, Miquon is a Progressive, independent school that values racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and social diversity. The school actively seeks applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.
Miquon is dedicated to celebrating childhood, using innovative student-centered teaching practices, and developing children's knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world. Independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused approaches are all components of Miquon's Progressive educational program. Time spent outside on our 11-acre, wooded campus that includes fields and a creek is an integral part of every child’s experience. Located just outside Philadelphia, the school enrolls approximately 150 students in eight mixed-age groups, typically 18-22 children in size, with two dedicated teachers in each classroom.
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Miquon provides a Progressive educational program for children ages 3 to 12. We have prioritized the particular Progressive philosophies which hold meaning and value for us into ten tenets that guide our teaching and encourage independence, agency, curiosity, and initiative as integral to every child's education. Learn more at https://miquon.org/mission/
The Miquon School treasures and celebrates childhood. We give our students time to play and grow. Our program and our environment encourage wonder, inquiry, independence, and discovery. We seek to create confident, life-long learners who will move out into the wider world with strong academic and social skills, intense personal interests, a love for the arts, and a commitment to building inclusive and peaceful communities. We are dedicated to learning together in the rich tradition of Progressive education that is our founders’ legacy.
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