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AIM Academy

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Established  2006
Grades  1-12
Phone  +1 215-483-2461
Number of students  311
Executive Director  Pat Roberts
Enrollment  302 students
Founded  2006
AIM Academy
Type  Private, Coed, Specialized in language-based learning differences
Student to teacher ratio  Lower School 6:1, Middle and Upper School 8:1
Address  1200 River Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428, USA
Similar  Springside Chestnut Hill Acad, The Shipley School, Colonial Elementary School, The Agnes Irwin School, Mt St Joseph Academy
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AIM Academy is an independent co-educational college prep school serving bright students with language-based learning differences in grades 1-12. AIM was founded in 2006 and moved to its current location in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania in 2012.

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Location

The campus is located in Whitemarsh, PA across the street from Septa’s R-7 Miquon station. It is 4 miles from Exit 16A on Rte. 476 and 4 miles from exit 332 on Rte. 76 (Schuylkill Expressway). Students come from Philadelphia and its surrounding suburban communities.

Campus

The school is located in a century old brick building which originally housed a mill. The 60,000 sq. feet interior was uniquely designed and technologically enhanced in 2012 and includes classrooms, science labs, art studios, Global Resource Center and a dining facility that accommodates family style dining and Mark Vetri’s “Eatiquette” program. A turf field and playground were also added in 2012. A gym and auditorium is currently under construction and will be completed in Spring 2016.

History

AIM Academy was founded in 2006 by Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair to serve bright children with language-based learning differences in the Philadelphia area. They modeled the new school after The Lab School in Washington. When they opened their doors, they enrolled 27 students. Ten years later the school grew to 302 students in grades 1-12. The school was originally located in Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA and called Academy in Manayunk. In response to their increasing student population, the school moved in 2012 to a newly renovated and technologically enhanced school building. The school was then renamed AIM Academy.

Enrollment

302 students in grades 1-12.

Test Results

The average SAT is 920 for students. The 25th percentile being 830, the 75th 1040. The average ACT is 15.

Academics

AIM is a research-to-practice school which uses evidenced-based intervention strategies in the areas where children with language-based learning disabilities need support while also offering challenging educational opportunities.

The curriculum includes reading, writing, English, math, science, technology, history, art, physical education and for high school students, Latin. Junior and Senior honors students have the opportunity to take college courses for credit.

College placement is 100%.

Accreditations and associations

AIM is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), The Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA), and is a Wilson Accredited Partner School, a LETRS Affiliate Site, and a RAVE-O Training Site.

Summer program

AIM offers a four-week summer program for 5 & 6-year-olds and students in grades 1-12 offering support in math and literacy and for older students SAT and ACT prep.

References

AIM Academy Wikipedia


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