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.

Why AIM?

Because AIM employs a two-pronged approach: providing students with the skills and strategies needed to overcome the challenges associated with their learning differences and at the same time identifying and developing their strengths and talents so that each child envisions a successful pathway to college and beyond.

Because AIM is the largest school for students with language-based learning differences in the Delaware Valley. We are the only area school that is licensed as a Wilson® Accredited Partner, has received the designation as an exemplar school by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), the leading organization advocating for 21st century learning for every student and is the first education partner in an international neuroscience research innovation hub organized by Haskins Laboratories at Yale and the University of Connecticut dedicated to literacy and learning.

Because AIM hires teachers who are specifically trained in their area of expertise and then provides more than 1500 hours of training annually to ensure that all of our teachers remain current on the latest research and proven techniques in the field of language-based learning differences.

Because we are the only school in the area to have a nationally and internationally known Research Advisory Board that shares its research findings and reviews the evidence-informed educational practices of AIM’s academic program.

Because AIM's state-of-the-art facilities and innovative and integrated use of technology is designed to enhance the learning environment for all AIM students from online courses to robotics labs to our new broadcast studio for video streaming.

Because over 5000 educators and professionals in the field of literacy and special education come to the AIM Institute for Learning and Research® from across the US and abroad to further their professional training and have access to the experts in their respective fields.

Because we make learning fun!

Why AIM? Community Voices

Why AIM? Lower School parent Kim Sears shares her family's experience choosing AIM for her twin daughters.
Why AIM? Lower School parents Jill Sides and Jennifer Davey describe the changes they've seen in their children since coming to AIM.
Why AIM? Middle School Parent Laura Thayer shares why she supports AIM.
Why AIM? Roxy Bobadilla '19 explains why AIM is like home to her.
Why AIM? Director of Campus and Community Life Mike Brooks describes the opportunities AIM students have to discover their passions.
Why AIM? Sophia Gross '16 talks about the importance of dual-enrollment opportunities at AIM.