AIM in the News
Bryn Athyn College and AIM Academy announce an exciting partnership as part of the College’s new Master of Science in special education (MSSPED) with a literacy concentration. Utilizing AIM Academy’s cutting-edge, research-based teaching methods in the field of literacy and language-based learning differences, Bryn Athyn College positions its new master’s program on the forefront of pre-K-8 special education teacher preparation and training.
AIM Academy's web page discussing using 529 assets toward tuition was highlighted in a September 2018 blog post by communications platform Finalsite.
Suburban Life's cover article "AIMing High" focuses on the vital partnerships, cutting-edge research and immersive curriculum that help students with learning differences "bring their passions to life."
Conshohocken, PA - This year, AIM Academy’s 142 high school students were welcomed back to school into an entirely new space for learning, the Upper School Collaborative, a 10,000 square-foot dynamic space constructed this summer on the third floor of the Conshohocken school’s historic main building.
Elected officials, AIM trustees and representatives from architects Blackney Hayes Architects and contractor Wohlsen Construction, joined students, faculty, staff and guests at a ribbon cutting for the new space on September 4th. Construction of this transformed space began in June and was funded in part by a $500,000 state RACP grant.
During the ceremony, Nedia Ralston, Gov. Tom Wolf’s Philadelphia Representative, state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, and state Sen. Vincent Hughes’ chief of staff Marcella Daniels both shared their excitement at seeing the changes at AIM and of the strides AIM is making to improving outcomes for all children.
AIM's International Service Learning Course is a unique program organized by the Center for Global Leadership providing students with a deep understanding of service and a country's history and culture before traveling on a service-focused trip. Students in the course meet during lunch periods during the school year and travel over Spring Break.
This year, in preparation for a Rustic Pathways led Sacred Valley Service trip to Peru, students will understand life in rural communities of the Peruvian Andes by exploring issues such as clean water infrastructure, education, and access to public services. They will live with local families, contribute to sustainable service projects, learn about the former capital of the Inca empire, hike through majestic mountains and visit Machu Picchu. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you will never forget!
As the Philadelphia area’s only reading research organization connected to a school for children with learning differences, we wanted to conﬁrm what we’ve always believed: AIM Academy students were improving their reading through our Integrated Literacy Model of instruction. After close analysis, we were thrilled to know that the majority of our students are exceeding national ﬂuency norms for average rate of improvement. Not just compared to their peers with learning differences, because there are no national ﬂuency norms for children who learn differently, but for ALL children.
Josh J. '22 knew that this week's four-day National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, NJ was his last opportunity to be crowned Marble King. After five years of competition and seven years as a mibster (a marble player), next summer Josh, a rising AIM 9th grader, will be too old to compete in the invitational Ringer marbles tournament for youth ages 7-14. On the first day of summer, under overcast skies, Josh took to The Ring again for a best of 15 game match and shot his way to victory for an 8-1 and the royal crown. In addition to his royal marbles title, Josh and the female winner also received $2,000 in scholarship money and were inducted into the National Marbles Hall of Fame.