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AIM Academy

AIM Academy
Logo of AIM Academy in Conshohocken, PA, USA.gif
Location
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Coordinates40°3′34″N 75°16′1″W / 40.05944°N 75.26694°W / 40.05944; -75.26694 (AIM Academy)
Information
TypePrivate, Coed, Specialized in language-based learning differences
Established2006
Executive DirectorPat Roberts
Grades1-12
Enrollment315 students
Student to teacher ratioLower School 6:1, Middle and Upper School 8:1
CampusSuburban
Website

AIM Academy is an independent co-educational college prep school serving 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.[1]

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.[2] The 60,000 sq. feet interior was 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.[3][4] A turf field and playground were also added in 2012. The AIM Community Center (ACC) featuring a full-sized gymnasium, proscenium stage, blackbox theater, fitness center and classroom spaces for fine arts, media arts, music and drama instruction, was opened in Spring 2016.[5] In January 2017, AIM Academy purchased the main school building and 4.5 acre campus from Buccini-Pollin Group.[6]

History

AIM Academy was founded in 2006 by Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair to serve children with language-based learning differences in the Philadelphia area. They modeled the new school after The Lab School in Washington.[7][8] 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 new school building.[9] The school was then renamed AIM Academy.

Enrollment

315 students in grades 6-12

Academics

The curriculum includes reading, writing, English, math, science, technology, history, art, physical education and for high school students, Latin. All AIM seniors take two courses for college credit at Cabrini University.[10][11]

Accreditations and associations

AIM is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS),[12] The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS),[13]

Sports

Tri-County Independent League

Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Crew, Football, Rock Climbing

References

  1. ^ "AIM Academy - About Us". Aimpa.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. - River Park II". Bpgroup.net. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  3. ^ Hashtag (2012-10-18). "AIM Academy and Eatiquette featured in Mainline Education Guide". Vetri Family. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  4. ^ "A Conshohocken School Rolls Out Local Chef's 'Eatiquette' Lunch Program « CBS Philly". Philadelphia.cbslocal.com. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  5. ^ "AIM Academy - Community Center and Gymnasium - Wohlsen Construction". Wohlsen Construction. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  6. ^ "www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/02/15/aim-academy-buys-complex-from-buccini-pollin-and.html". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  7. ^ "History of the Academy in Manajunk (AIM): Adoption of the Lab School Approach". Eric.ed.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  8. ^ "The Lab School of Washington ~History". Labschool.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  9. ^ "Local school aims for change with new location | 6abc.com". Abclocal.go.com. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  10. ^ "In Manayunk, School Gives Youngsters A Helping Hand With Reading « CBS Philly". Philadelphia.cbslocal.com. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  11. ^ "Leadership Where It Counts". SuburbanLifeMagazine.com. 2002-05-13. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  12. ^ "Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS): AIM Academy (previously Academy In Manayunk)". Paispa.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  13. ^ "ADVIS – The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware -> Family Resources -> Find a School". Advis.org. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2012-10-29.

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