5.00 (2 reviews)
Upper School students at AIM Academy actively engage in cultivating the skills necessary to excel in the 21st century. Our students think globally, make connections, create and collaborate every day through meaningful, interactive, research-based experiences.
'My husband and I are so thankful as we watch our daughter going to school every day with a smile on her face because she is a confident student and knows that she has the caring, helpful support that she needs in order to learn.'Parent, Class of 2020
AIM Academy's athletic program has taken the Tri-County Independent School League by storm. A number of league records, personal bests and back-to-back wins in Cross Country have set our student athletes on a path of playing competitively in both team and individual sports.
There are occasions throughout the school year for AIM students to enhance their education and explore the world beyond their classroom and school community. These include both local and global opportunities and each is designed to enrich their understanding of themselves and the world at large.
AIM has a 100% college acceptance rate. Our 2018 graduating class was accepted to more than 96 schools and students received more than $6.5 million dollars in merit-based scholarships offers. Each year, our seniors participate in a collaborative college program allowing qualified students to be dually-enrolled in college courses and receive six college credits.
- Our mission is to provide extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia (reading), dysgraphia (writing), and dyscalculia (math), utilizing research based intervention strategies and an arts-based learning environment that is college preparatory in scope and sequence and to develop a center for educational excellence and professional development to disseminate best practices to educators by providing access to the latest research-based curriculum, technology, and training.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia / Language-based|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$2,500|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||$2500 - Mornings Only - K-11 $3450 - Full Day - K - 10|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||343 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||72 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Collared shirts for boys. Neat clothing for boys and girls. no blue jeans, sweatpants or athletic gear)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$34,912|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition is: $34,912 1st-5th Grade $37,922 6th-11th Grade $38,975 12th Grade|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$14,962|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Lindsey Boden|
|Admissions Associate||Laura Rup|
|Total Sports Offered||9 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, TennisBasketball, Crew,|
Cross Country, Flag Football,
Mountain Biking, Soccer,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||19 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Business and Management Club, First LEGO League Team, Food Fun, FRC (First Robotics Competition), FTC (First Technology Competition) Robotics, Horseback Riding Lessons, Junior Model UN, Mock Trial, Student Council, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Society, Improv, Shakespeare Performance, The Moon- Arts Magazine, Young Actors/Drama Club, Young Playwrights
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing, Flag Football, Girls on the Run
- AIM Academy was created with the belief that children with language based learning disabilities can and will thrive in a rigorous academic setting when they are taught by a highly committed, experienced and creative faculty who have ongoing access to the latest research, best practices, technological resources, and experts in their field. We dedicate ourselves to putting research into practice every day. Our students thrive in classrooms that offer multi-sensory and experiential learning and our programs are designed to foster self-esteem and social responsibility. Their academic and intellectual development is further enhanced by an array of extracurricular activities and enrichment in the arts, athletics and community service. It is our goal, that upon graduation, our students are prepared for the challenges, complexities and choices available to them at university and beyond. Curiosity, collaboration, compassion, confidence and critical thinking are their tools for success.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Warminster Grades: 1-12 | 32 students
299 Jacksonville Rd
Warminster, PA 18974
(267)803-1751 13 1-12
- Paoli Grades: 3-12 | 188 students
19 E Central Ave
Paoli, PA 19301
(610)640-4150 11.5 3-12
- Bryn Mawr Grades: 5-12 | 73 students
737 S Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610)527-3230 5.7 5-12
- Media Grades: 1-8 | 181 students
2107 North Providence Road
Media, PA 19063
(610)565-3741 10.6 1-8
- Havertown Grades: 1-8 | 14 students
2000 Old West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083
(484)454-8804 6.8 1-8
My son moved to AIM during winter break of his freshman year. Suffering from Dysgraphia, a deficiency in written expression, Tyler is now a senior, co-captain of the varsity basketball and soccer teams and fully engaged and ready for college. He is able to express himself with more clarity and has enjoyed the smaller classrooms and unique way of learning AIM has provided.Their recruiting of a trained faculty staff and continuous goal to find better ways to prepare its students has been rewarding for Tyler and my family. AIM's campus atmosphere is contagious in all the right ways.My father loved to tell me that the shiniest diamonds are found in your backyard. AIM shines brightest for us.Maybe it can for your family too.
- Posted by Parent - Garry Sklut
As a former AIM student, I am extremely proud to be a part of a community as close as AIMs. Each and every teacher knows every student on both an academic and personal level, allowing classroom learning and participating to be much more comfortable and encouraging than at a larger school. AIM has opened many doors for me and has taught me many valuable learning skills, and techniques that I am currently able to apply at the college level. I thank AIM for the skills I have learned, the friends I have made and the opportunities/experiences I had that one simply couldn't find at any other school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Class of 2016 Student
July 16, 2018
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