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 on these programs will be posted when available. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is already open for some programs! 

***Please remember that most of these programs do not run on early dismissal days.***


Fall 2017-2018 Enrollment is Open for:​

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.
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, September 18th 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 December 2nd, 2017. 

Fall 2017 Session
  • Starts on Monday, September 18th.
  • Duration: 10 weeks
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

Philly Art Center After School Program - (K - 6th Grade)

Philly Art Center's After School Art Program in Fairmount starts the very first day of school with pick-up from Bache Martin, a full art class, creative play + snack (provided).

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. Call with questions!

Snapology Robotics (1st - 3rd Grade -- Mondays 3:15-4:15pm)

Snapology is pleased to offer Creature Creator Robotics this fall!

In Snapology's Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover will create their own animal
inspired robotic models. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and
programming as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas, and much more. Your child is sure to have
a wild time as they build, learn, and play.

Enrollment is now open! - 1st - 3rd graders, no Kindergarteners please!

Spring Program
  • Starts on September 25, ends in October 30th.
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost is $50 
  • Click here to enroll

Below is a sampling of some of our previous after school programs. Stay tuned for Fall Session enrollment!

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 4th 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

  • Starts on December 13, and runs through June 1st  (March 2017 update: we are still accepting students! Sign up now)
  • Duration: 23 weeks
  • 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 March 14, 2017 and goes through May 9th
  • Duration:  8 weeks
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Program is open to all K-2 families.
  • To register contact:
Ms. Stone (FAST representative),
Ms. Chiminello (Room 110M),
or Marie Johnson (Agency partner)

You can also enroll online by clicking here .

Mi Casita Spanish Immersion Workshop
(K - 3rd 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.
Spring Program
  • Starts on: 
Mondays: April 24, May 1, 15, 22, June 5, 12
Wednesdays: April 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31, June 7
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost: $50 if paying check or cash, $53 if paying by paypal 
  • To enroll your child, please complete this form  and return it with a check, or cash, to Mi Casita (1415 Fairmount Ave). Click here to pay online, or paypal to (to  . Hurry, spaces fill up quickly!

Only 12 spots available per class -- first come, first served! Please note that students can only be enrolled for one of the days; not both.

Questions? Email us at  ¡Gracias!
Soccer Shots at Bache-Martin
(K - 3rd Grade | 3:15 -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 the spring season on Tuesdays after school!

Spring program
  • Starts on April 25, ends on June 6 (no class on May 16th)
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost is $50/student
  • Click here to enroll!

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

Learning to draw can be fun, especially when we create silly characters, funny expressions and drawing sequences that tell a joke! This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations.

YOUNG REMBRANDTS provides all classroom supplies, and a trained instructor. Classes are held immediately after school on Thursdays, from 3:05 to 4:05pm. Parents are responsible for transportation at class end.

Spring Session

  • Starts on April 26-May 31
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Tuition: $55
  • Early bird discount of $5 if paid by 4/23 - discount displayed at checkout.
    *Mail-in registrations $50 postmarked by 4/23. $55 starting 4/24.

Enrollment/Payment options:

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

Young Rembrandts

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

To enroll online in the Spring Session of Young Rembrandts, just click here!

(K - 2nd Grade | Tuesdays 3:15-4pm)

Ongoing Programs

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. 
Dream Camp
(1st-4th grade | Monday and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm)

​Dream Camp is a year-round program that offers academic enrichment, physical activity 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. Transportation is provided.

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE students must meet income qualifications. 
The Dream Camp Program starts on October 10; program ends in the summer 2017 

For more information and to receive an application, contact Natalie Padula at 610.922.8215 or

Drama Club 
(3rd - 8th Grade | Thursdays, 3:00-4:30pm)

As a part of the Walnut Street Theatre Adopt-a-School Program, an afterschool drama club is available to 3rd to 8th grade students to provide them with a creative outlet.

The club will focus on acting, singing, and dance with a culminating community performance at the end of the year.  For students to be eligible to participate, a completed and signed permission slip and an essay are required.

For additional information and how to sign-up, click here !  Program begins on October 20th!
(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

Please look forward to these programs returning soon...

Philadelphia City Rowing
(7th & 8th Grades | Monday & Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm, Saturday 11am-1pm)

Bache-Martin 7th and 8th grade students are invited sign-up for this FREE 8-week introduction to rowing program this fall starting September 19 through November 14th.

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. For more information, and how to apply, please click here .

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
First Lego League
(4th-8th grade | Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:05-4:30pm)

Attention all 4 th -8 th grade students! First Lego League is starting back up at Bache-Martin.

Get ready.  Get set.  Roar! Or you could bark, quack, or squeak, because the 2016 ANIMAL ALLIESSM season is all about our furry, feathered, and finned friends.  What might become possible when we learn to help each other?

All prospective team members are invited to pick up an application from Ms. McCracken in Rm 131M, (or download it here) and to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 27 th from 3:05 till 3:45.

Parents are welcomed to meet with Ms. McCracken for more information on Back to School night.

Philly Tutors Gaming Club 
(4th -8th Grade | Tuesdays 3:15-4:13pm)

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.
The gaming program will be held on Tuesdays, from January 17 through February 21. ​​
Cost of the 6 week session is $50. Payment options include cash, check (made out to Philly Tutors) , credit cards, and Paypal (fees apply).

Payment to Philly Tutors should be mailed or dropped off to:
Philly Tutors
2931 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
For more information, please click here . To enroll please fill out the following google form
UPDATE: The Gaming Club program has been cancelled for the winter session, due to low enrollment. Please look forward to this program to return in the future. 

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.