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The Miquon School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
2025 Harts Lane
Conshohocken, PA
19428

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About

For 90 years, Miquon has been dedicated to celebrating childhood by challenging tradition with innovative, student-centered teaching practices. Collaborative learning, time spent outdoors, a strong sense of community, and thoughtful, reflective teachers are the cornerstones of our Progressive program.

Our 10+ acre campus – including a bamboo forest and creek – is an integral part of a Miquon education. Learning often looks like play as teachers incorporate the natural world into the curricula and lesson plans.

Miquon values racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and social diversity and actively seeks applicants who represent and broaden that diversity. Located just outside Philadelphia, we enroll approximately 150 students in eight mixed-age groups (nursery through sixth grade), typically 18-22 children in size with two dedicated teachers in each classroom.

Awards or Certifications:

NAIS, PAIS, ADVIS, PEN

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

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 (learn more at miquon.org/program). Structure is intentionally provided through clearly articulated goals and age-appropriate expectations, close observation of individual needs, and intense teacher involvement in each child’s progress. The flexibility necessary for children to develop independence, self-motivation, and a passion for learning comes from providing them the space to experiment, forge their own path, make choices, and take risks.

What is your mission statement?

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.

Enrollment

150

Keywords:

Nursery, Kindergarten, Elementary, Pre-School, Nature, Outdoor Classroom, Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Progressive, Independence, Community, Child-Centered, Diversity, Diverse, Independent, Social Emotional Learning, Child-Focused, Emergent Classroom