Who We Are

CAI Learning Academy is a privately owned and operated elementary school that is committed to providing low income children in grades K-5 a high quality, holistic education that not only ensures a strong foundation in the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math but also opens their minds and hearts to a world of possibilities by exposing them to science, social studies, the arts and so much more.

Understanding the skills that are needed to thrive in the 21st century, we are laying the foundation for our students to be the leaders and builders of tomorrow. Through our use of technology, independent and small group project work, and Stephen Covey’s Leader in Me program, we are ensuring our students are learning to think critically as they work together to solve problems and conduct their research.

Our children are the teachers, computer scientists, engineers, electricians, small business owners, plumbers, soldiers, and healthcare providers of tomorrow. At CAI Learning Academy, we care for your children as though they were our very own. We give our best so that they can become their best.

Thank you for visiting our website for the CAI Learning Academy, a premier private school for students in grades K-5. With our school located in the heart of Allentown, PA, we strive to enroll children from low-income, low income families who demonstrate a desire to learn, lead, and succeed. 

FACULTY & STAFF

The CAI Learning Academy could not achieve its mission without a faculty composed of educators who genuinely care about the well-being and potential of each and every one of its students. Whether a child is demonstrating behavior concerns, academic deficiencies or advancements, our faculty and staff take the time to gather as much information as possible to make certain the right instructional path is selected for that specific child. Regardless of education or previous employment, all new CAI Learning Academy faculty members spend their first year participating in the CAI Learning Academy Induction Program and Leader In Me coaching sessions to best prepare them for life at the Academy. Additionally, all CAI Learning Academy faculty participate in regular professional development sessions as well as weekly team meetings to ensure proper attention is given to the individual needs of all of our students.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS

The CAI Learning Academy considers parents and guardians to be essential partners in fostering a sense of purpose, personal responsibility, and a desire to be a life-long learner. Therefore, a significant effort is made to work with parents and guardians in helping them understand the individual instructional needs as well as the developing leadership qualities the Academy has identified in their child. Through individual parent/teacher conferences, a variety of leadership workshops, and family engagement events, CAI Learning Academy ensures that all families have the opportunity to be engaged in the learning experience and culture that make CAI Learning Academy so special.

CAI Learning Academy believes that just because a child comes from a low-income household it should not define them or need to hinder them from achieving their full potential. The goal of our administration, faculty, and staff is to ensure that every CAI Learning Academy student reads, writes, and performs math on grade level, demonstrates leadership skills, and achieves the skills necessary to lead a life of fulfillment and accomplishment. Our school truly makes a difference in the lives of our students and their families so much so that our students refer to our school as “a second home”.

We invite you to visit our school in Allentown so that we can share with you what makes CAI Learning Academy such a unique and valuable educational experience.

Jessica Devlin, M.Ed., Director of Education

History

CAI Learning Academy was founded in 2014 as a privately owned and operated elementary school by CAI, an Allentown, PA headquartered Information Technology business that helps organizations figure out where they need to go and how to get there.

During the late ’90s, under the leadership of Tony Salvaggio then president and CEO, CAI quietly began to pursue its dream of helping low income children reach their potential. Recognizing that many urban schools do not have the means to adequately prepare their students, CAI began partnering with several schools and community organizations with the express intent of creating learning environments that leverage technology to engage students in the learning process. Through the years, CAI partnered with these organizations to provide IT resources, educational software, summer program grants, and scholarships. In September 2014, CAI took the next step in its plan and opened CAI Learning Academy. Initially, we planned to open CAI Learning Academy as an elementary charter school, but in the end, decided it was best to open as a private elementary school. The first year, CAI Learning Academy opened its doors with 30 students attending two Kindergarten classes. Each subsequent year the school added the next grade. Today, the school goes through 5th grade and is home to approximately 90 children.

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CAI Learning Academy
Attn: Office Administrator
1033 W. Washington St.
Allentown, PA 18102

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