- 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.
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- 8th Graders Make Adaptive Games for Widener Memorial Students - 12/10/2019 - AIM students developed relationships with student buddies at Widener Memorial and created adaptive games in their STEAM elective class to share with them for the holidays.
- 4-legged faculty member lends a helping ‘paw’ to students with learning challenges - 11/30/2019 - It's safe to say AIM Academy's faclity dog Kelly is paws down the most popular staff member at AIM Academy. Paws and Affection, a Narberth-based nonprofit, trains service dogs like ...moreKelly to empower kids who have disabilities. KYW News Radio featured a story about students who work with Kelly, her handlers and the Paws and Affection program. hide
- Riding for Focus - 11/26/2019 - Hopping on a bike to find clarity in the classroom, that`s the philosophy behind the Riding for Focus program offered to Middle School students at AIM Academy. The program was ...morefeatured on PBS 39 talking to a student in the program who also rides his ike 15 miles to school each day. hide
- Making Education Special - 08/28/2019 - Head of School Chris Herman's blog "Making Education Special" shares how at AIM Academy, unlike how students experience special education, teachers don't start with what a child cannot do. We ...morestart with what a child loves to do. hide
AIM Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:
- Category Attribute
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
|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||$2,550|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||$2550 - Mornings Only - K-12 $3550 - Full Day - K - 10|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||384 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|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||$36,746|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition is: $36,746 1st-5th Grade $39,924 6th-11th Grade $40,724 12th Grade|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$17,068|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Lindsey Boden|
|Admissions Associate||Laura Rup|
|Total Sports Offered||9 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Golf,
Lacrosse, Mountain Biking,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||25 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, Student Council, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Art and Design Club, Drama Society, Improv, The Moon- Arts Magazine, Young Actors/Drama Club, Young Playwrights
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing, Flag Football, Girls on the Run, Karate, Ski Club, Strength and fitness, Yoga
- 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 Location Miles Grades Students
- Bryn Mawr Grades: 5-12 | 73 students
737 S Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 527-3230 5.7 5-12
- Malvern Grades: PK-12 | 265 students
1777 N. Valley Road
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 296-6700 12.2 PK-12
- Media Grades: 1-8 | 184 students
2107 North Providence Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-3741 10.6 1-8
My son has been at AIM for 2 years (and 3 summers). He is in the 6th grade. We could not be more impressed with the quality of teachers and the community as a whole. My son has gone from feeling that he's not smart to striving to do well with the goal of going to college and believing in himself. The core subjects are taught so the kids advance in the areas they have weakness but also thrive in the areas of their strengths. During the distance learning AIM is holding on-line courses throughout the day (and special/fun clubs) to keep the kids learning, engaged and focused. The pivot that AIM did in taking their incredible program on-line in literally days is so impressive. The committed faculty and staff really care about these kids and that they continue to learn. We could not be happier with our AIM Experience and highly recommend to anyone who considers this school.
- Posted by Parent - Parent of AIM Student
This is my daughters first year at AIM. It has been really wonderful for her. She has so much confidence now. She felt very defeated in her old school because she has an auditory processing issue and they just didn't know what to do with her so they would generally give up and so would she. We had tutors for everything for years because she missed so much in classes. I am horrified by what we spent and the time that was wasted for her having to learn and relearn. At AIM she doesn't need tutors because the classroom teaching style is so supportive. When she started at AIM, she could barely write a couple sentences without assistance. In less than four months at AIM she wrote an eight-page story. She works very hard, but the classes are fun and engaging and she really wants to do well. Teachers are excellent. No one is doing what they are doing there and seeing the gains in these kids. This was the best choice we could have made. She was so welcomed by the kids even though she transferred in middle school. We all feel very lucky. It's a long drive but very worth it for us.
- Posted by Parent - Amy Lynn
AIM will be a transformative experience for your child. This school has it all. The teachers are capable and loving. They want to challenge your child, but they are more interested in teaching your child to learn. There is a universal support system for kids that have learning issues like dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and some processing disorders. They have seen it all, so they know how to deal with it. Additionally, they work very hard at creating a sense of community and want the students to grow. The trips both field trips and traveling trips are an amazing part of the curriculum. The kids explore, bond, and grow as students outside of the classroom. The teachers are like gifts that keep giving. They care, and the students grow to love them. How often have you experienced that? Schools like AIM are rare. Do not think twice. Each year at another school is another emotionally wasted year at another school.
- Posted by Parent - parent
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