AIM Academy

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Tel: (215)483-2461
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AIM Academy Photo #1 - Starting with our youngest students, we develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and support each child's ability to thrive in collaborative and dynamic classroom environments.
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AIM Academy Photo #1 - Starting with our youngest students, we develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and support each child's ability to thrive in collaborative and dynamic classroom environments.
AIM Academy Photo #2 - 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.
AIM Academy Photo #3 - "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 Photo #4 - 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.
AIM Academy Photo #5 - 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 Academy Photo #6 - 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.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Entrepreneurship Lessons from the Founders of AIM Academy - 11/28/2017 - This article by Stan Silverman for The Business Journals describes the the entrepreneurial spirit of AIM Academy founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blai  and how their passion, focus on market demand, and differentiation have helped the AIM student community grow ...more
  • Hill Couple AIM to Find Solution for Dyslexia in Kids - 11/23/2017 - This article in the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper describes the journey of the Sears family as they searched for a school for their twin daughters who learn differently and how they found and chose AIM Academy.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial 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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language-based
Year Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,500
Summer Program Cost Notes$2500 - Mornings Only - K-11 $3450 - Full Day - K - 10
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students355 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeAIM Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared shirts for boys. Neat clothing for boys and girls. no blue jeans, sweatpants or athletic gear)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,912
Tuition NotesTuition is: $34,912 1st-5th Grade $37,922 6th-11th Grade $38,975 12th Grade
% on Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid Grant$16,878
Acceptance Rate
69%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLindsey Boden
Admissions AssociateLaura Rup

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, TennisBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
SoccerTennis,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Entrepreneurship, Eye to Eye Mentorship, First LEGO League Team, FRC (First Robotics Competition), FTC (First Technology Competition) Robotics, Global Competency and Social Sustainability, Homework Club, Horseback Riding Lessons, Junior Model UN, Media Arts, Mock Trial, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art and Design Club, 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, Karate, Strength and fitness, Yoga

School Notes

  • 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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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.
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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.
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