Plymouth Meeting Friends School offers a before- and after-school program to provide a low-key, safe, and fun environment for children during non-school hours. These programs are collectively known as “Beyond the Bell,” or “BtB.”

Before-school Care

Before-school Care is provided before classrooms open, beginning at 7:30 am. The program is based in the Journey’s End building. There is no fee for this service and registration is not required.

After-school Care

NEW for 2018-19, there is NO FEE for after-school care until 4:00 pm!

The PMFS after-school program (3:00 – 6:00 pm weekdays) is designed to provide children across all grades with an unstructured after-school experience, similar to living in a community with a big backyard and many neighbors with whom to play. The program includes an afternoon snack, pick-up games of soccer and basketball, craft making, board games, fort building, nature play, and free play. There is also an optional period of supervised homework. Students’ home base is the Steinbright Multipurpose Building and The Little House, though they take advantage of many areas on our campus.

After-school Classes

The school offers a number of structured after-school classes, typically lasting 8 weeks. These may be attended as either stand-alone activities or in conjunction with the regular Beyond the Bell program. A student does not need to be enrolled in BtB to enroll in a class.

There is a fee for each class as a stand-alone option or in combination with the regular BtB program. Classes offered in the past include basketball, soccer, mixed sports, yoga, science, ceramics, and beekeeping.

Vacation Care

Vacation Care is offered on some school holidays, professional development days, and during parts of winter and spring break. On days it is open, vacation care is available 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and based in the Journey’s End building. For all vacation care dates 2018-2019, see the school calendar here.

Similar to After-school Care, Vacation Care provides non-structured, supervised playtime, indoors and out, in a multi-age grouping. Morning snack is provided; children bring their own lunch and an afternoon snack.