The Miquon School

  • Founded by parents in 1932, we are an independent elementary school for children age 3 through sixth grade.
  • The Miquon School mission states: we treasure and celebrate 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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1932

Student Body

Total Students146 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Miquon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
Tuition NotesTuition is all-inclusive. Payment options include monthly instalments.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAndrea Myers
Endowment Size$1 million

School Notes

  • We believe that:
  • Children learn by doing.
  • Helping children learn to think is as important as teaching any specific subject matter.
  • Learning occurs in ways unique to each child.
  • Children's curiosity and initiative are integral to their education.
  • Independence is a vital part of every child's development.
  • Working with others enhances children's growth in every domain.
  • Every person is a thinker, creator, and contributor.
  • The natural world is a place to learn.
  • Childhood should be fun, and children should find joy in learning.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Plymouth Meeting
    Grades: NS-6 | 96 students
    2.5 miles
    2150 Butler Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    (610) 828-2288
    2.5 NS-6
  • Blue Bell
    Centre Square Academy
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    Montessori School
    Grades: 1-4 | 61 students
    7.7 miles
    1775 Skippack Pike
    Blue Bell, PA 19422
    (610) 275-1775
    7.7 1-4
  • Fort Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1183 students
    6 miles
    340 Morris Rd
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (267) 405-7070
    6 PK-12
  • Ambler
    Grades: PK-2 | 200 students
    8.6 miles
    1632 E Butler Pike
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215) 646-2665
    8.6 PK-2
  • Cheltenham
    Presentation Bvm School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 310 students
    9.3 miles
    105 Old Soldiers Rd
    Cheltenham, PA 19012
    (215) 379-3798
    9.3 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Miquon is unique, special and provides a magical childhood experience. I can't recommend it highly enough. I went to Miquon as a child and moved my family back to the area so my child could also attend. Through hands- on learning in an incredible natural forest environment, children become thoughtful, creative, known and empowered leaders. The classroom teachers are incredible- smart and talented people who really know my child deeply. The specialists are also highly talented- and my child's experiences in art, music, library, physical education and science over the years has been amazing. Miquon is more than a school- it's a family, a community, and a place that will give your child the tools to succeed in life, and become the thoughtful citizens our world needs!
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The Miquon School has surpassed our wildest expectations as a school for our daughter. The campus is beautiful, surrounded by lush forest with a creek running through, where the children can play every day! The staff is very caring and knowledgeable about cultivating curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. My daughter entered kindergarten with little interested or skills in reading and writing. Now, after only 3 months, comes home writing short phrases and showing off her abundance of sight words. The positive effect on her confidence and knowledge has come through full force since the first weeks at Miquon and she even teaches me new things about nature! The Miquon School is truly a model for what a progressive and nurturing learning environment should be.
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Miquon is an amazing school. They excel at providing individualized instruction to all students. Their teachers are amazing and constantly responsive to the needs of their classes. Their values-based messaging on the importance of respect and compassion towards others is a comfort to me. Additionally, their campus is beautiful and is regularly integrated into class activities. I am so proud to be a part of their community and would recommend it to anyone.
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Miquon is the best school! From the small class sizes and progressive teaching philosophies to the rural wooded campus and compassionate, forward thinking community, everyone can love this school.
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After a year a kindergarten in a more traditional curriculum, our child was not only not thriving, but was saying "I hate school!" - the last thing a parent wants to hear. We decided it would be best to repeat kindergarten in a new setting that better aligned with our values and our child's needs and are so grateful to have landed at Miquon. Learning through doing, embracing curiosity, and including the importance of the natural world have given our child the space and ability to thrive, to come home tired and happy and full, humming songs they have learned along the way. Miquon is a really special place, and while you feel this in your bones when you visit the campus, our experience getting to know the staff and other families, the weekly newsletter, and the stories our child shares solidify this invaluable experience.
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