Dear Current and Prospective Students and Families,
Allow me to extend a warm welcome to the AIM Academy Lower School! Spanning Grades 1-5, the Lower School serves as the entry point to the AIM learning community and introduces students to the essential skills and strategies they will use throughout their scholastic journeys.
Our elementary curriculum celebrates inquiry and creativity as pathways to meaningful academic and social-emotional growth. Nurturing classroom experiences and positive relationships between teachers and students are the bedrock of our program. Each day, we strive to create a school culture that invites children to reflect on their unique learning styles and to take active roles in acquiring new knowledge. Our talented and tireless teaching team uses research-informed practices to ensure that all students receive systematic, explicit, and multi-sensory instruction in foundational skills.
Having worked in public, private, and charter schools over the course of my career, I can confidently say that there is something magical about AIM. At the Lower School, learning comes to life through our Interactive Humanities program as students participate in immersive investigations ranging from the origins of the Earth to the Italian Renaissance. Evidence of joyful learning and boundless student engagement is visible everywhere you look - from the music room to the Makerspace!
We hope this site will provide you with a glimpse into the vibrant daily life at the Lower School, and we welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have after exploring it.