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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.

Head of School Search

September 2021 Update

In addition to welcoming 390 Fearless Learners back to school this month, AIM is also welcoming 3 finalist candidates for the Head of School position to campus for 2-day visits.

We look forward to them getting to know us and our community.

We expect to announce our new Head of School, who will begin work at AIM on July 1, 2022, by the end of October.

Students who learn differently deserve to be taught differently. But how can that educational experience be different unless the school in which those students are attending is itself organized in a unique fashion?

This is exactly the premise on which AIM was founded just 15 years ago. From the very beginning, a research-to-practice school (AIM Academy) and a research institute (AIM Institute for Learning & Research) have been coequal partners with the mission to transform the educational model of teaching students with language-based learning differences. AIM’s co-founders recognized the need to bring research much closer to the classroom to improve pedagogy, but also vice versa: teaching and learning provides a critical feedback loop to the research. This spirit of educational innovation and commitment to excellence has not only made AIM Academy one of the premier schools in the Greater Philadelphia Region for students with language-based learning differences, but it has put the entire nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization on the international map as it partners with universities, licenses technology platforms, and develops training modules for governmental departments of education.

Now AIM Academy seeks a visionary, inspirational, and talented head of school with a growth mindset and a passion for serving students with language-based learning differences. The next head of school will have the incredible opportunity to work with AIM’s co-founders, who currently serve as executive directors of the entire organization, and are working with the board of trustees on a succession plan to install the necessary governance structures to sustain this growing organization into the future. The next head of school will report to the office of CEO and start on July 1, 2022.


  • Open Application Period: February 10, 2021 - April 10, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 10, 2021
  • Early Screening: May 2021
  • Quarterfinal Round: June 2021 (remote)
  • Semifinal Round: July 2021 (On-site, half-day visits)
  • Final Round: September 2021 (On-site, two-day visits)
  • Decision Announced: October 22, 2021
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022

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