AIM Academy is the vision of a team of professional educators, community leaders, concerned parents, and a devoted grandfather who recognized that the Delaware Valley region needed to expand and enrich the programs and research-to-practice approaches for children with learning disabilities. AIM incorporates visual and performing arts with rigorous academics to meet the individual strengths and needs of each student. Academy students "live it and learn it" through educational immersion, cutting-edge research-based learning strategies, and state-of-the-art assistive technology.
AIM's curriculum is modeled after the highly successful academic program created by Sally Smith of The Lab School of Washington. For almost 45 years, The Lab School has been teaching children with learning disabilities with over 90% of its graduates going on to attend college. AIM's rich curriculum has been aligned with the Common Core State Standards to meet the needs of individual students.
AIM Academy is a center for professional development for educators in the Delaware Valley who acquire and disseminate the latest research-to-practice applications in schools throughout the region. AIM has affiliations with St. Joseph's University, Temple University, West Chester University, Cabrini College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Chestnut Hill College.
Originally located in Manayunk, the school has evolved from the “Academy In Manayunk” to “AIM Academy” at its beautiful new campus on River Road in Conshohocken. The name no longer reflects the location of the institution, but rather the driving passion of our educators, students, parents and supporters.
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our AIM too high and falling short; but in setting our AIM too low, and achieving our mark."