Faculty, students, families and friends gathered for AIM Academy's sixth Upper School commencement exercises on June 2 as the 15 members of the Class of 2017 received their diplomas. New York cinematographer and Long Island University media arts professor Larry Banks delivered the school's 6th commencement address focusing on the traits of compassion, passion and grit that he said will lead to successful futures.
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AIM Academy welcomes Elizabeth "Lisa" Eckman Martin as its new Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Scholarships. Martin spent 21 years in development at The Haverford School, most recently as Director of Parent Programs, responsible for running the school's parent program and organizing the Annual Gala.
The Philly Phanatic appeared in AIM Academy's ACC gym Tuesday, May 16 during a special assembly with SEPTA as AIM students helped the regional transit system kick off its fifth-annual system-wide Safety Day event which features AIM students' art illustrating the PSA message to "Respect the Train."
AIM Academy's Class of '17 announced their college choices by wearing gear from their chosen school to class on Monday, May 1. Our 15 graduates were accepted to more than 60 different schools and received $2.9 million in merit scholarship offers.
AIM 1st through 5th grade students wrapped up their ongoing service learning project and fundraising activities for the World Bicycle Relief program by participating activities designed to emulate a student's walk to school in Africa without a bicycle and the weighted chore of fetching water from a water pump. During the simulation, students were divided into two groups; while one group of students walked for a mile, the other group of students carried varying sizes of containers of water to and from a point on the trail. When each group finished, they switched to the alternative activity.