Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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After School Programs at Bache-Martin Elementary

Bache-Martin is proud to offer a number of different afterschool programs for our students. Information will be posted when available. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is already open!​​
***Please remember that most of these programs do not run on early dismissal days.***


Programs held at our school:​

Bache-Martin Extended Day Program
(K - 5th Grade | Mon-Fri 3:05-5:45pm, except half days)

The Bache-Martin Elementary School Extended Day Program was founded in 1987 to provide Bache-Martin students with a quality afterschool program because their parents are employed or furthering their education. Members of the Bache-Martin staff provide supervision, guidance, and instruction in a safe, friendly and comfortable environment. Please note: The Extended Day Program does not operate on professional development days (early dismissal).

2017-2018 Session

  • Starts on September 5th, 2017.
  • Ends on June 8th, 2018.
  • Cost:
Early membership (to 4:30 pm): $900/year, divided into 10 monthly payments.
Late membership (to 5:45 pm): $1,200/year, divided into 10 monthly payments.

Please remember the payment is in the form of a Money Order, payable to Bache-Martin Extended Day, and it is due at the beginning of each month. Please write the name of all children being paid for on the money order.

Choir After School Program
(3rd-6th Grade | Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:30pm)

Through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation, we are pleased to bring Settlement Music School’s Music Education Pathways program to Bache‐Martin. Now in its 5th year, this 23‐week, intensive program will focus on teaching students how to grow and develop as musicians, learn leadership skills and self‐discipline, and collaborate with their peers in a creative environment. 

At Settlement, we strive for nothing less than the best and are excited to have your child participate in this extraordinary program!
​​ Program

  • Start and duration of program will be coming soon!
  • Cost is $25/student (scholarship assistance is available)
  • To register: Please download and  complete the application  and  student/parent agreement Submit completed application, and payment, to Ms. Fiero - Room 127M, or the main office.

Make payment cash or check only; make checks out to Settlement Music School.
FAST - Families and Schools Together
(K - 2nd grade | Tuesdays 3:30-6:00pm)

FAST is a family program held after school; it gives parents the chance to spend special time with their children, and meet members of the school community. At each meeting your family will receive a free meal, family fun activities, and a chance to win a weekly prize.

The goal of the FAST program is to strengthen families by using available resources to promote parent nurturing, improved relationships and increased children’s success in school. 

Spring Program

  • Starts on October, 2017 
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Program is open to all K-2 families.
  • To register contact  Ms. Chiminello
Girls on the Run 
(3rd - 5th Grade | 3:15-4:45pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Girls on the Run is returning to Bache Martin!  The 10-week season will begin on Monday, March 5th and run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45.   

The program is open to girls in third through fifth grade.  At each practice, girls participate in interactive running games while learning skills that promote social-emotional well-being. 

The season will conclude with a 5K race on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, at the Navy Yard. 

We need coaches!
Are you interested, or know someone that is interested in working directly with a team of 3rd-5th grade girls? Coaches teach them healthy lifestyle lessons while training them for the culminating Girls on the Run 5K. If you would like to participate, or know someone that would, please click here for a NEW Coach application , or here for a RETURNING Coach application . Thank you!!

Spring 2018 Session

  • Starts on Monday, March 5th.

Philly Tutors Gaming Club 
(K -8th Grade | Friday 3:00-4:15pm)

Philly Tutors Gaming Club uses modern board and card games to teach students numerous academic and life skills!  The games are mostly “Eurogames,” which are tabletop games that stress player interaction, emphasize strategy, downplay luck and conflict, lean towards economic rather than military themes, and usually keep all the players in the game until it ends. 

Some of these games are cooperative, meaning the students are playing together against the game rather than each other.  This allows students of different ages and skill levels to play together as a team, building communication and group strategizing.
Winter Session

  • Starts on  April 6th, and ends on June 8th  (No sessions on April 27, May 4th, and May 18th due to half days)
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Cost: $56 
  • You can register online,   or download and fill out the enrollment form  return it along with payment to Philly Tutors

Payment can be mailed, or dropped off to:

Philly Tutors
2931 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Payment options can be cash, check (made out to Philly Tutors), or through Paypal, Venmo or Cash App (fees may apply).

For more information about the program, click here!
Snapology Robotics 
(1st - 3rd Grade -- Mondays 3:15-4:15pm)
Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games each week while learning about robotics. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create fun to play games. Whether creating a robotic hockey player or a ring toss, your child is sure to have fun building, learning, and playing. 1st - 3rd graders, no Kindergarteners please!

Spring II Program

  • Starts on Monday, April 23 and ends on June 4 (No class on Monday May28)
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost is $50 
  • To register, click here!

Soccer Shots at Bache-Martin
(K - 2rd Grade | 3:09 -4pm Tuesdays)

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. We positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through our best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

We are excited to be returning to Bache-Martin for on Tuesdays after school! The classes will take place in the gym (Martin building)​.

​Spring Program
  • Starts on Tuesday, April 17, ends on June 5th
  • Duration: 7 weeks.
  • Cost is $56/student

Young Rembrandts
(K - 5th Grade | Tuesdays 3:05-4:05pm)

Our elementary-age curriculum is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. We believe that drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success. We give them skills to express their creativity, and believe that all children can – and should – learn to draw. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

YOUNG REMBRANDTS provides all classroom supplies, and a trained instructor. Classes are held immediately after school. Parents are responsible for transportation at class end.

Spring II Session

  • Starts on April 24th, and runs through June 4th, 2018
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Tuition: $50
  • Early bird discount of $5 if paid by 4/21 - discount displayed at checkout. *Mail-in registrations $45 postmarked by 4/21. $50 starting 4/22.​
  • To enroll online, click here!

To enroll via mail:


Fill out the form that will come with your student and send, with payment, to

Young Rembrandts

P.O. Box 1293
Southeastern PA 19399
Ph: 610-710-1487
Fax: 610-827-7437

Progams with pick up at Bache-Martin

Dance After School at Sound Space Dance Studio
(K-5th | Your choice of 1 to 5 days a week, 3-6pm)

Dance, think, move, read, chill! Our new after-school dance and movement program happens daily from 3-6 pm, along with plenty of time for games, homework, reading and a snack break.

The program is led by dance educators with decades of elementary age teaching experience. Children will be picked up from Bache-Martin and walked to the studio (0.5 mile walk). No dance experience required!

  • After school program starts on September 5, ends in June
  • Cost: $15 for 1 day/week to $50 for 5 days/week...sign up for as little or as much as you'd like!
  • To register and pay click here.

For more information, please visit our page.
Dream Camp
(1st-6th grade | Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:30pm)

​Dream Camp is a year-round program that offers academic enrichment and personal development for students. Students are teamed up with mentors who focus on academic and non-academic skills (i.e. character and leadership development).

Students receive homework help, tutoring, and enrichment activities.

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE –  students must meet income qualifications. 
The Dream Camp Program tentative start date: October 3

For more information and to receive an application, contact Taschet Murphy  via email, or call  610.922.8271  

Philly Art Center After School Program
(K - 6th Grade | Your choice of 1 to 5 days a week, 3-6pm)

Philly Art Center's After School Art Program in Fairmount runs all year long and includes pick-up from Bache Martin, a full art class, creative play + snack. Kids explore drawing, painting, printing, pottery and more!

Curriculum is always age appropriate, super engaging and lead by outstanding artist educators who love working with your kids! Choose 1- 5 days, pick up is by 6pm.

Upcoming Session dates:

  • Fall 2018: 8/27/18- 12/21/18
  • Winter 2019: 1/2/19- 4/5/19
  • Spring 2019: 4/8/19- 6/4/19

Registration is open online now!  For more details about their program, or to learn about their summer program, just click here to download their flyer.

Questions? Call ​ 215.765.2787  or visit .

Please look forward to these programs returning soon​

Philadelphia City Rowing
(7th & 8th Grades | Monday & Wednesday 4:14-6:15pm, Saturday 12am-2pm)

Bache-Martin 7th and 8th grade students are invited sign-up for this FREE 8-week introduction to rowing program this fall starting September 25th through November 11th.

Participants will learn how to work as a team, how to eat healthy, the principles of rowing, and for those who do not know how to swim, learn how to swim.  Program runs Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays. 

Fall 2017 Session:

  • Starts on September 25th, ends on November 11th
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Cost: FREE
  • You can register for this program online , or by downloading, printing, and completing this form.

For more information, please click here. 
First Lego League
(4th-8th grade | Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm)

On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICSSM season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it.

In the 2017/18 FIRST® LEGO®League Challenge, two teams of students will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water? 

The 2017-2018 FLL program 

Starts on September 13th, 2017
Location: Ms. McCracken's classroom (Rm113M)
Team 1

Demetrius Montague (6th)
Von Page (4th)
Lucas Sterns (4th)
David O’Connell (4th)
Tatianna Armstrong (5th)
Max Bent-Cole (5th)
Palmer Williams (5th)
Una Cutrone (4th)

Philip Harris (4th)​​

Team 2

Amir Dominick (4th)
Harper Krautkramer (4th)
Brianna Clemente (4th)
Caleb Clark (4th)
Jack Ginieczki (4th)
Elliott Mische (4th)
Jaidan Pauling (4th)
Mekhi Wallace (4th)

This ASP is done for the 2017-2018 school year. A huge congratulations to our Tiger Tech teams! They made it to the FLL Southeastern PA Championship at the University of Pennsylvania!
Go Tiger Tech!!
FLOW Academy 
(6th - 8th Grade | 3:15-4:45pm Thursdays)

FLOW Academy (Future Leaders of the World) presents a 6-week African dance after-school program at Bache Martin School for middle school students grade 6 through 8.

Students will be emerged in a variety of traditional and contemporary dance styles and world music from the African Diaspora. Classes are developed from a thematic learning model based on the school themes, current events and cultural
and neighborhood pride. Cost: One six-week session $50.00.​

Fall 2017 Session

  • Starts on Thursday, September 28, ends on November 2nd
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost: $50

For more information, contact Vena Jefferson , ArtVolution Cultural Innovation Project @ Sound Space

Give and Go Afterschool Basketball Program
(3rd- 8th Grade | Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 3:15-5pm)

Give and Go Athletics is a non-profit in Philadelphia, offering year-round programming to help build self-esteem and empowerment through athletic and artistic expression. 

The Bache-Martin Afterschool Basketball Program runs from January 9th to April 6th 2017, three days a week after school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15 – 5:00pm. Participating students will receive basketball instruction, form a team, play games, and at the end of the program, perform in a mini-tournament.

Cost of this program is $150, with limited financial aid available (if you need financial aid, please complete the Scholarship form included in the application). Give and Go will determine the scholarship amount available for each student.

​To apply, please  download, and complete the program application (including financial aid request form if applicable), and the release form included. Applications are due on December 23, 2016; if you are selected to participate, payment of the fee wil be due by the first day of the program on January 9th. More information available on the information package, and application form. 
Heart & Sole
(6th - 8th Grade | 3:15-4:45pm Mondays and Wednesdays)​​
Heart & Sole is coming to Bache-Martin! Heart & Sole a national not-for- profit after school program for girls in 6th through 8th grade, which combines training for a 5K with an interactive curriculum to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.

Over a 10-week season, Heart & Sole trained volunteer coaches deliver a curriculum that teaches life skills through group processing, running games, and workouts. 
The 10-week season will begin on Monday, September 18th and run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45.   

The season will conclude with a 5K race on December 2nd, 2017. 

Fall 2017 Session

UPDATE: The Heart and Sole program has been cancelled for the fall 2017 session, due to low enrollment. Please look forward to this program to return in the future. 

Mi Casita Spanish Immersion Workshop
(K - 2nd Grade | Mondays OR Wednesdays 3-4pm)

Mi Casita is excited to offer an afterschool Spanish workshop to teach your child the Spanish language.

Students will explore language and culture. They will participate in fun activities and experience FULL SPANISH IMMERSION, which promotes natural language acquisition.

Spark Program
(7th Grade - Fridays 1-4pm)

Spark is a nonprofit organization that engages seventh and eighth grade students, keeping them on track and ready for success in high school and beyond through workplace-based apprenticeships that uniquely combine mentoring, project-based learning, skill building and career exploration.  

Whether your child is interested in learning how to design a house, fly a plane, become a veterinarian or pursue any other profession, Spark will connect him or her with a hands-on, engaging and inspiring apprenticeship.  

For more information about Spark and its good work across the country, please visit  Family enrollment packets will be coming home on Friday, Sept. 9, and NEED TO BE RETURNED ON MONDAY SEPT. 12.  If you did not receive one, download one here ( aquí esta la forma en español ).

Spark student information session will be held on Sept. 16, and orientation is Monday, Septermber 23rd, 2:30-4pm
(5th-8th Grades -- Thursdays 3-4:30pm)

The Y Achievers program is a career exploration/college prep program for grades 5th-8th at Bache Martin. This year, the program will focus on career exploration by teaching interview skills, financial literacy workshops, guest speakers and much much more!

Y Achievers is designed to help students realize their full potential. The program provides the necessary tools required to become successful in attaining goals, pursuing collegiate dreams and beyond. Benefits of participating in the Y Achievers program include:

  • Free membership to the YMCA
  • Access to college scholarships
  • Relationship building and networking opportunities
  • Connection to service learning projects
If you are interested in signing up, please fill out a Y Achievers application,  and attach a copy of your most recent report card! Program meets on Thursdays 3:00pm-4:30pm. This program starts on September 29th, and runs through May 25th, and does not operate on early dismissal days.

Please read the introduction letter to this program for additional information;  Y locations can be found here . Any additional questions can be sent to Jennifer​ Thompkins at

Yoga for Kids by YogaHabit
(2nd - 8th Grade | Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00pm)

​Join Yoga Habit for a class designed to help you grow physically and emotionally strong. We’ll move through challenging but fun yoga poses that will build your inner and outer strength and help you get more flexible.

You’ll learn tools to help you feel calm and confident when connecting with your peers, managing school and home life. No experience needed! Mats provided.  For more information, click here 

Program runs from January 18 - March 1, no class Feb 15
Cost is $50 for 6 weeks

UPDATE: The Yoga program has been cancelled for the winter session, due to low enrollment. Please look forward to this program to return in the spring.