High school students from host institutions, other local schools and program graduates can volunteer to serve full-time during the 5-week Aim High program as teacher assistants. In this role, volunteers will support teachers in the classroom through a variety of tasks, such as working with individual students, leading small groups, providing tutoring, preparing materials and even teaching some lessons. Teacher assistants also help supervise during lunch, lead physical fun and help with various electives, such as dance, journalism or art. Students will earn more than 150 volunteer/service hours for full summer participation.

TA Applications can be emailed directly to Site Directors:

      • John Burroughs School – Kevin McKone, kmckone@jburroughs.org
      • St. Louis Priory School – Alex Clark, aclark061383@gmail.com
      • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School – Gina Watkins, gina.watkins26@gmail.com


        • demonstrate a high level of responsibility and maturity
        • be entering the 10th grade or higher
        • be willing to commit to the full 5-week program including pre-program trainings as required


Aim High offers a limited number of paid teaching assistantships each summer. These positions serve as group and program leaders among their TA peers, with additional leadership and supervisory responsibilities. To qualify for a paid teaching assistantship:

        • have volunteered 1 or more years as an Aim High teaching assistant;
        • have graduated high school and/or currently enrolled in college;
        • be willing to commit to the full 5-week program including pre-program trainings