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.


It’s Simple.

Students who learn differently, just need to be taught differently.

Every child is unique. Every brain is unique.

At AIM Academy, we teach students what makes their brain unique: how it works; what it needs to be able to read, to write, to solve a mathematical equation, to organize and plan efficiently; to what extent it is able to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary simply by viewing it in a different way.

Using a multisensory, research-based, data-driven approach to teaching children with language-based learning difficulties, AIM Academy’s unique program empowers students to become lifelong, fearless learners.

This is AIM Academy.
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Discover if AIM is right for your child.

The future is boundless when children believe that they are smart and that they can learn.

Tonight, for the first time ever, our son asked if he could read me a book! I was amazed, surprised, happy, and encouraged all at once! He read with courage and motivation, tackling words he did not know at first and persisting through the entire book. A perfect example of AIM's fearless learning!"
- Parent of an AIM 2nd Grader

Movers & Makers

AIM's unique educational model supporting children with learning differences and our research institute were featured in April 2020 on WHYY's Movers & Makers.

The episode's theme, Pioneering Women, highlighted the journey of AIM co-founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair who first met as parents searching for the best education for their daughters.

Fearless Learning Leads to Boundless Futures

Meet Andrew R. '17 now a student at Indiana University and Sophia G. '16 now a student at Temple University. During their time at AIM, entrepreneurs Andrew and Sophia presented at a TEDx Talk about how they have been able to leverage their perceived “disability” by turning their unique skills and talents into a successful business through AIM’s Entrepreneurship Program.

An Alumni Parent's Perspective

Myra Petras P'17 share her son's transformational experience at AIM during our New Family Social on September 23.