The Miquon School is a progressive elementary school with a deep sense of its
mission and a strong vision for its future. Since its founding in 1932 in the
progressive tradition of John Dewey, Miquon continues to be guided by a Board of
Directors comprising parents, alumni, teaching staff, and external community
members. It is located not far from downtown Philadelphia in nearby Conshohocken,
Miquon provides a rich and exciting environment for approximately 150 students
from age three through sixth grade. Miquon is dedicated to preserving childhood,
using innovative student-centered teaching practices, maintaining a diverse
community, and developing children's knowledge of and appreciation for the
environment. Time spent outside on the school’s 10-acre campus, which includes
woods, fields, and a creek, is an integral part of every child’s Miquon experience.
Miquon values independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches
to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused approaches to
curriculum development. Miquon children are notable for their self-awareness,
robust identities, and resilience, with attention to issues of environmental
stewardship, inclusivity, and peace.