When we first launched Ivy Advantage Academy in 2010, we challenged ourselves to be different. Instead of the standard test prep and private tutoring institutions that often felt more like factories than spaces where real learning takes place, we drew upon our own personal experiences to create a unique approach focusing on mentorship, personalization, and accountability.
For the past eight years, hundreds of students of all ages have walked through our doors. Our staff has always believed in the value of knowing each student, thoughtfully and caringly honing their individual abilities. We’ve witnessed countless success stories--from SAT scores increasing hundreds of points to acceptance letters form some of the nation’s top schools. Even more, we’ve encouraged them to see their education as a tool that can be wielded to produce positive social change.
Now, we have the opportunity to take what has made Ivy Advantage special all these years and make it even better. We’ve partnered with some amazing people, brought on new investors, and transformed ourselves into something bigger and bolder. Today, we’re thrilled to announce an exciting chapter in our history with a refreshing new rebrand. Ivy Advantage Academy is now Intellegym.
Led by our CEO, Frank Wang, and a growing team of highly experienced and ambitious educators, we’re doubling down on our belief that mentorship and long-term commitment to students and their families yields positive outcomes. But we’re also expanding the range of services we plan to offer all within a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in the Huntingdon Valley.
Inspired by the fitness industry, we sought to emulate the three tenets that set apart exceptional gyms: high-quality equipment, exceptionally trained staff, and a supportive atmosphere. Intellegym will offer students unprecedented access to our center through our Membership model, which provides on-site and on-demand help from our instructors. Also, in addition to our traditional test prep and private tutoring services, we will design extracurricular programs for students to explore the fields of robotics, graphic design, debate, and much more. By creating a holistic center that celebrates a learning culture, we believe we can help students achieve their greatest academic ambitions.
Our work won’t stop there. Just as we have all these years, we are committed to our strategic partnership with 12+, an education nonprofit working to close the opportunity gap for underserved students in Philadelphia. Since the beginning, we’ve donated over $75,000 to 12+ to help make education a reality in some of the most economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia. Intellegym will continue this work to not only provide financial support to 12+, but offer volunteer opportunities, and free services for those from low-income backgrounds.
We believe education is the key to opportunity, and our mission is to make education accessible to as many people as possible.
THANK YOU to all of our past and present students, parents, and supporters. We’ve had an amazing time working with each and every one of you! We hope you will continue believing in our mission to inspire and empower students as we enter this next phase.
Ray, Albert, and Frank
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WE'RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR CLASS OF 2022 ACCEPTANCES!
Johns Hopkins University
Lebanon Valley College
Penn State University
St. Joseph’s University
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
West Chester University
West Virginia University
Washington University in St. Louis
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We are committed to helping each of our students reach her or his utmost potential. Our teachers are not only graduates from top universities, they are trained in the forgotten art of empathy. We meet our students where they are and help them achieve their goals.