After School Program

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Lower School After School Program

The Friends Select After-School Program offers a fun-filled and engaging environment for students, while providing ease and convenience for busy families. This year the After-School Program will offer favorite activities from years past and new and exciting specials as well. Students and parents can look forward to swimming, theater, dance, painting, multi-media art, outdoor sports, and much more.

The After School Program will continue to use security passes as part of safety measures to ensure that students only leave with the individuals approved by the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s). Each day a different color is assigned to these passes, which are given to the “pick up person” by a back desk personnel. The security passes are just one of the After School Programs policies that help to keep parents and students happy and safe.

The After School Program will continue to provide a full day of enriching Vacation Care activities on most weekdays when Friends Select School is closed, with the exception of national holidays. During these days students go on trips around the city to roller skating rinks, bowling alleys, playgrounds, and museums. Days on which trips are not provided are filled at school with special activities such as tie-dye tee-shirt workshops, scavenger hunts and relay races.

Throughout the year any changes or updates in the After School Program will be sent home in students backpacks. Sign-up forms for vacation care and specials will also be sent home and can always be found at the back desk or on the parent portal.

Lower School Rates

Enrollment is for the entire school year. The cost for the full five day program is $3,295/year. You may choose one to four days per week on a pro-rated basis. There is a drop-in option for the program, which is $30/day. Charges are billed. Rates for the year are as follows:

  • Five days (3-6 p.m.)- $3,295
  • Four days (3-6 p.m.)- $2,635
  • Three days (3-6 p.m.)- $1,975
  • Two days (3-6 p.m.)- $1,320
  • One day (3-6 p.m.)- $660


Middle School Rates

Students in grades 5 through 8 must be supervised after 3:30 p.m. in one of the following available options: 5th through 8th grade students who are not involved in a school-sponsored activity must enroll in a fee-based program. Grades 6th through 8th students involved in a school-sponsored activity, such as sports or play rehearsal, are able to remain on campus in the supervised program until 6 p.m. free of charge after the school-sponsored activity dismisses. Fifth grade students in a school sponsored activity will incur a pro-rated charge. If the school-sponsored activity ends before 6 p.m., students who remain on campus must check in to the After School Program.

Grades 6 through 8 students staying in the building after 3:30, even in a school-sponsored activity, must report to the After School dining hall proctor. Only then may they go to their activities.

Students choosing to remain on campus after 3:30 p.m. who are not participating in a school-sponsored activity will be charged $9.00 per day. Students will check in daily and families will be billed monthly based on the number of days the student remains at school after 3:30 p.m. For all After School Programs, any students remaining on campus after 6 p.m. will be billed late fees at the rate of one dollar per minute.

2017-2018 Vacation Care Rates

Vacation care will be open all days when school is closed except legal holidays, the Friday after Thanksgiving and specific days during winter break. This will include part of winter break and all of spring break. Vacation care will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted below). Rates for the year are as follows:

  • Full vacation care (all dates below)- $1,130
  • Winter break (Dec. 20, 21, 22, 28*, 29*, Jan. 2,3)- $430
  • Spring break (March 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, April 2)- $550
  • Additional vacation care dates: (Oct. 6, Nov. 2, 3, 22, Feb. 16)
    Sign up as you go for all the above dates (see the fine print below**) $75/$96

*Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
**In order to receive the discounted rate of $75/day, you must notify the director of continuing programs at 215-561-5900 ext. 143 no later than two weeks prior to the vacation care day needed.

Contact Us

Joe Hardy

Director of Continuing Programs

Pamela McCabe

Associate Director of Continuing Programs, Admission Assistant


After School Music Lesson Program Information

The Friends Select After School Music Lesson Program aims to teach musicianship skills on a chosen instrument in a student-centered manner based on the Quaker Values of the school. Students gain literacy, proficiency, critical thinking skills, confidence, as well as grit and persistence. Teachers draw from multiple methods to craft instruction appropriate for each student. Students are supported in their learning and challenged to move beyond easy accomplishment.

Lessons are offered for most instruments, including piano, strings, guitar, bass, percussion, woodwinds and brass. Please contact Heather Fortune, heatherf@friends-select.org, for more information about private music lessons after school.