Upper School (Grades 9-12)
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the AIM Upper School. I hope you'll find the information here helpful. AIM is a special place, one that I've proudly been part of for over a decade. Our Upper School students are extraordinary people — compassionate, bright, and creative. Their remarkable accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom are a testament to their hard work and fearless approach to learning.
Our classrooms are lively spaces where our passionate faculty connect research to practice and infuse their lessons with opportunities for students to be creative and showcase their unique abilities. Here, our students quickly recognize they are capable of far more than they realize.
Every day, AIM students engage with a college-preparatory curriculum that our teachers support with smart scaffolds so that any piece of literature, mathematical concept, or scientific theory is completely accessible. There are no limits to learning, and when students graduate, they're ready to shine in their college classrooms.
AIM encourages students to find their passions, display their incredible talents, and amplify their voices. Whether a student feels called to help create a more sustainable world, promote equity and justice within their communities, lead on the soccer field, blaze down a mountain on a bike, or take center stage, it is our mission to empower students who will shape the future.
If you are thinking about joining our community, please look through our website. You'll find that AIM is an amazing place, bursting with unique programs and opportunities to help students to reach their full potential.
If you can't find an answer here, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Motivated Students Find Their Path to College
Enter AIM’s Upper School and you find yourself in a vibrant learning community full of motivated teenagers being guided by a passionate faculty. Many of our students never saw college as a possibility until they came to AIM. Their true gifts and talents lay untapped in their former schools, but at AIM every student blossoms and realizes his or her full potential. The list of colleges accepting AIM students is long and impressive. Just some of the colleges our recent graduates are attending include, NYU, Boston University, Howard University, University of Maryland, and Bucknell University.
Upper School students engage in cultivating the skills necessary to excel in the 21st century. Our students think globally, make connections, create and collaborate every day through meaningful, interactive, research-based experiences. AIM’s coursework is rich, challenging, and prepares every student for college. From the first day of freshman year, our students explore interests, passions, and talents in order to discover their post-secondary path. As a college preparatory school, each student investigates future careers and aligns his or her coursework, electives and college pursuits to meet those goals using our Four Threads to the Future curricular framework.
Regardless how innovative and exciting they are, we believe that there is more to life than what happens in a classroom. We recognize the role of the Arts and Technology in deep and meaningful learning. Therefore, our students spend just as much time in their Arts, Robotics and Entrepreneurship electives as they do in Math. We know that a healthy life involves activity and we are proud that more than 95% of our students participate in after-school Athletics, Arts or Drama.