AIMS Miami
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Miami Invitational College Fair

DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center

April 10th, 2022 | 12–3 PM

Admissions Representatives

We are thrilled you will be joining us at the AIMS Invitational College Fair on Sunday, April 10th. As a reminder, the Fair is intended for students and their parents from the eight host schools. Please do not invite students who are not attending one of the eight schools to meet with you during the Fair hours.

AIMS has secured a block of 30 rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center with a discounted room rate of $159/night for admissions representatives. Reservations must be confirmed prior to Thursday, March 3rd, 2022.

Individual reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at 305-261-3800, toll free at 1-888-353-1995, by faxing your reservation form at 305-260-8900 or via email at [email protected]. For special requests or to upgrade to a deluxe room or suite which may not be in the protected block please contact the Hotel directly for availability and pricing. A valid credit card is required to guarantee each room. Individual callers must identify their affiliation with the Association of Independent Miami Schools (AIMS).

Saturday, April 9th

  • In addition to the Fair we hope that you will participate in our Biscayne Bay Cruise on Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. Enjoy the sunset, hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner as we sail around the bay. Please wear casual attire.
  • Boarding of the Biscayne Lady charter boat begins at 6:30pm.
  • Since AIMS has changed hotel locations, the cruise will depart from Hyatt Hotel Marina downtown which is located behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is located at 400 S, SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131.

Sunday, April 10th

  • Check-in for the Fair will begin at 10:00am.
  • Ushers will be available to help with your materials.
  • Please join us for a delicious brunch in the hotel lobby restaurant from 10:00 to 11:30am.

Students & Families

Only students and their parents from the eight host schools will be allowed admission.
Please do not invite students from other schools.

Please allot at least 15 minutes to your time of arrival as it will take time to park your car. Consider carpooling to lessen traffic and the amount of time you spend parking.

All Juniors are expected to attend the Annual College Fair. This is an opportunity for you and your parents to spend quality time with the admissions counselors and directors who will be working with your applications. Seniors are also invited to attend if they seek to finalize their lists, ask some last minute questions and search out new options. It is the best time for Juniors to begin to formulate their preliminary college lists.

All students are expected to dress and behave as they would for a college interview. There will be a sign-in sheet and a name tag for you as you enter the Fair. College tables will be arranged alphabetically. Colleges at the Fair represent the full gamut of competitiveness.

Questions To Ask

  • What type of high school background is generally required for your school?
  • What is the average GPA of entering freshmen?
  • Are there different admissions requirements for specific colleges or programs?
  • Does your college award credit for Advanced Placement?
  • What are the housing options/requirements and parking rules?
  • What types of extracurricular activities are available?
  • Does your college offer study abroad options?
  • Does your college provide access to internship options?
  • Does your college provide academic services such as tutoring or career counseling?
  • Does your college have job placement services?
  • What are the characteristics of your student body (age, gender, race/ethnicity, etc.)?
  • What percentage of first-year students return the following year?
  • What percentage of graduates are employed within one year?
  • How do I apply and which forms do I fill out?

  • What are the admissions deadlines?
  • Will my family’s ability to pay for college be a factor in the admissions process?
  • Can credits be earned online or transferred from other colleges?
  • How safe is your campus?
  • Which association has given your college accreditation?
  • How do I arrange a campus visit?
  • How much does it cost to attend your college (including tuition, room and board, fees, etc.)?
  • What financial aid options are available?
  • Does the school participate in federal and state aid programs? (Not all schools are eligible.)
  • What percentage of undergraduates receive aid? How much do they receive on average?
  • Which financial aid forms do I need to fill out and what are the deadlines?
  • Does the college offer scholarships? Who is most likely to receive them? How do I apply?
  • Will private/non-government scholarships reduce the amount of need-based aid I receive?

Member Schools

Belen Jesuit

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

500 SW 127 Avenue
Miami, FL 33184
(305) 223–8600
Fax: (305) 223–8750

High School Enrollment: 854
Seniors: 232
CEEB: 101059

Carrollton

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Michele Patterson, Academic & College Counselor
Carol Recicar, Academic & College Counselor

3747 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 446-5673
Fax: (305) 529-1709

High School Enrollment: 320
Seniors: 83
CEEB: 101047

Gulliver

Gulliver School

Preparatory Campus

6575 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 666-7937
Fax: (305) 665-3791
CEEB: 100293

Miller Drive Campus

8000 SW 56 Street
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 274-9535
Fax: (305) 274-7512
CEEB: 101012

Enrollment: 934
Seniors: 254

Ransom Everglades

Ransom Everglades School

College Counselors:
Claudia Jolivert
Blair E. Betts

3575 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 460-8844
Fax: (305) 460-8202

Enrollment: 612
Seniors: 148
CEEB: 101095

Scheck Hillel

Scheck Hillel Community School

19000 NE 25 Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33180
(305) 931-2831 Ext. 108
Fax: (305) 931-3903

Enrollment: 290
Seniors: 75
CEEB: 101234

Westminster

Westminster Christian School

6855 SW 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33157
(305) 233-2030
Fax: (305) 233-3789

Enrollment: 505
Seniors: 106
CEEB: 101105

Contact Us

Management of AIMS is rotated on an annual basis. For the 2021-2022 school year, leadership has been delegated to Palmer Trinity School.

Palmer Trinity School
Ashley Armato
8001 SW 184 Street
Miami, FL 33157
[email protected]