The Academy In Manayunk (DBA as AIM Academy) is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Federal Tax ID# is 01-0849648. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

FAQ's

What is the current enrollment?
Lower School (1-5)…94
Middle School (6-8)…114
Upper school (9-12)…128
Total Enrollment (2017-2018)…336

What is the average instructional class size?
Lower School, (grades 1-5) 1:6 ratio
Middle School, (grades 6-8) 1:8 ratio
Upper School, (grades 9-12) 1:8 ratio

What is the percentage of students of color at AIM?
23%

What type of students benefit from AIM education?
AIM Academy’s program is designed for students who have been formally diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities/differences. The college preparatory curriculum at AIM Academy is designed to meet the needs of the learning disabled child with the following profiles:

  • Dyslexia (specific learning disability in reading)
  • Dyscalculia (specific learning disability in math)
  • Dysgraphia (specific learning disability in writing)
  • Information Processing (including Auditory Processing)
  • ADHD in combination with a language-based learning difference

What is the dress code?
A detailed description of the dress code at AIM Academy can be found on pages 16-18 of our Community Handbook.

How long is the school day?
Begins at 8:10 am and the dismissal is at 3:10 pm for all divisions
*Athletic practices and games and other extra-curricular activities occur outside of the normal academic day.

What is the best way to contact my child’s teacher?
Email is the best way to reach out to the faculty. Most teachers do not get the opportunity to answer the phone or respond to emails until the end of the academic day, or at night, so please be patient when contacting them. If you do not receive a response from an email within a reasonable amount of time, please call the teacher. If you still do not receive a response, please call their respective Division Head.

What is the tuition to attend AIM?
Grades: 1-5 is $33,992
Grades: 6-11 is $36,913
Grade 12 is $38,163
Please visit the Tuition & Fees pages to learn more.

Where can I find information about the summer reading lists?
You can find the AIM Summer Reading List link on the AIM website, under Academics.

Does applying for tuition assistance have any effect on my child’s admissions?
No, admission decisions are considered “need-blind”. The admission process and tuition assistance process are completely separate from one another. Tuition assistance grants are given after a student is accepted to the school and the enrollment contract and deposit have been returned to the admission office.

How do I apply for tuition assistance?
Information about How to Apply for Financial Aid at AIM Academy can be found in the Financial Aid section the website.

How is financial need determined?
AIM Academy partners with School and Student Services by the National Association of Independent Schools (SSS by NAIS) for estimating the amount of money a family can contribute toward school expenses. SSS by NAIS determines financial need based upon information provided on the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Family size, total income, savings, investments, other assets such as home equity, indebtedness, medical and dental expenses and any other unusual expenses are included on the PFS. AIM Academy also requires tax forms with all schedules to verify information provided on the PFS. Information about Guidelines for Tuition Assistance at AIM Academy can be found under Financial Aid on the Admissions tab on the website.

Is tuition assistance automatically renewed each year?
No, families need to apply every year for financial aid regardless of whether or not they have been awarded financial aid in the past.

How soon should I apply for tuition assistance?
Families should apply for financial aid as soon as they decide to apply for admission at AIM Academy. Starting in November, parents may log in to the family portal on the SSS by NAIS website to submit the required forms. Financial Aid grants are determined on a first come, first served basis after the student is accepted for admission and the enrollment contract and deposit have been returned to the admission office.

How is tuition assistance handled if parents are separated or divorced?
Parents who are separated or divorced must each file an individual PFS form and submit both forms to SSS by NAIS to be considered for Financial Aid.

What is the deadline for applying for tuition assistance?
Applications for financial aid are considered on a first come, first served basis based on the following due dates:

Document

Due date

Personal Financial Statement (PFS)

February 1

Tax forms with all attachments from the past two years

February 15

Tax forms from current year

April 15

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