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. ***Please remember: the in-house programs do not run on early dismissal days.***

Enrollment Open for...

Programs held at Bache-Martin:​

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).

2018-2019 Session

  • Starts on Monday, August 27, 2018.
  • Ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
  • 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.

September 4, 2018 UPDATE: The program is currently FULL. Any additional names will go on a waiting list. 

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

Launched in fall 2013 to expand the music training for children in underserved schools throughout the city, the Settlement Music School's Music Education Pathways program is generously supported by the William Penn Foundation and serves as a model for how arts education can change lives and whole communities.

This year-round program will focus on teaching students how to grow and develop singing skills, play music games and prepare for several concerts including a concert at Temple Performing Arts Center in May!

This year, Ms. Fiero will have two groups: Choir and Chorale. 

Open to ALL students 3rd-6th
Will rehearse 3:15-4:00. 

Open to students grades 3rd-6th
Will require an application and audition (stay tuned for information). 
Will rehearse 3:15-4:45 and work on additional music and advanced skills.

Please note that the students will have the opportunity to move from Choir to Chorale throughout the year.

Ms. Fiero  will be out during the first week of the school year; please contact her via email, or stop by room 127M after Labor day. 
Dream Camp
(1st-6th grade | Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:30pm)

Dream Camp is a year-round program that provides students with both academic and non-academic programming. Mentors provide students with homework help, academic skills and strategies, mentoring and character development, projects, games, and more.

Students receive homework help, tutoring, literacy development, and enrichment activities.

2018-2019 program

  • Starts on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Is held in the Bache building
  • Cost: THIS PROGRAM IS FREEFamilies must meet income and attendance requirements.
  • To receive an application contacct  Taschet Murphy ([email protected]) or call 610.922.8271

Dream Camp also offers a 5 week summer program for grades 1-12 at Temple University (June 24 – July 26). After School Students are guaranteed a spot in the summer program!

For more information on Dream Camp, visit  
First Lego League
(4th-8th grade | TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Mondays and Wednesdays  3:05-4:30pm)

What if you could build a better world? Tiger Tech, Bache-Martin's First Lego League team, taking applications for the 2019-2020 school year! First Lego League (FLL) is a team focused program for students in middle grades. Team members work together to not only build and program a robot to complete LEGO mission; they also must develop an innovative solution to a real world problem.

This year's FLL theme is "City Shaper" teams will be challenged to think creatively in solving problems focused on city planning and sustainability. Interested students in grades 4 thru 7 must hand in a completed application by Wednesday, May 22nd.

A lottery will be held the week of May 28th to build the team. Click here for more information about First Lego League.

The 2019-2020 FLL team​ will be published as soon as the names are picked. Stay tuned!
4th grade

5th grade 

6th grade 

Practice will start in September; contact
Ms. McCracken  Mr. Hennigan,  or Mrs. Malloy  if you have questions!

Give and Go Afterschool Basketball Program
(1st-6th Grade | Days vary, according to grade, 3-5pm)

Give and Go Athletics is a non-profit 501(c)(3) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offering year-round programming to help build self-esteem and empowerment through athletic and artistic expression. The Bache Martin basketball program seeks to build on children's physical skills and teach them fundamentals and teamwork.

If you would like additional information regarding Give and Go Athletics please visit our website
Winter Program , Group 1

  • Grades 3-6
  • Mondays and Thursday, 3:15-5pm
  • Starts on January 14, ends on April 11 2019.
Winter Program, Group 2

  • Grades 1-2
  • Wednesdays, 3 - 5pm
  • Starts on January 16, ends on April 10 2019.
Don't delay, as there will be a limited amount of spaces available!​  Applications for both groups due on January 17!!


The Knight School Elementary Chess
(1st-8th Grade | Wednesdays, 3:05-4:15pm)

The Knight School, is a national chess academy, founded in 2007 by Dr. David Brooks. The idea began as a high school chess team and quickly expanded to elementary and preschool classrooms. This unique E3 approach (Exciting, Engaging and Entertaining) to teaching chess gets kids learning and solving problems while building lasting life skills. 

TKS has finally perfected chess class and is sweeping the nation with this hilarious, kid-focused, amazingly cool approach to a big, fun, genuinely thrilling chess class. Grandpa's boring chess class has now evolved into eight raging chess parties!
Join the chess party at your school and watch your child gain academic confidence, analytical ability, personal integrity, chess friends, and a self-identity as a very smart person!

Winter II 2019 Program ​​

  • Starts on March 6, ends on April 17

Philly Tutors Gaming Club at Bache-Martin
(K -8th Grade | Fridays 3:00-4:15pm)

The Bache-Martin students in the Friday program are enjoying some exciting games like Sushi Go, NFL Showdown, Upwords, Candy Land, Chess, Connect Four Math and more. 

Spring 2019 Session (half session available)

  • Starts on Friday, April 26 and ends on May 31 
  • Duration: 6 sessions
  • Cost: $48
  • Register by clicking here. 
Payment Options:

  • Venmo (@Billy-Eisenberg-1 ),
  • Cash App ($BillyEisenberg),
  • PayPal, or Google Pay (both are  [email protected] ) is preferred.
  • Check or money order made out to Philly Tutors can also be mailed, or dropped off to:

Philly Tutors
2931 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Please note that Philly Tutors also has a TUESDAY program, which takes place at Thirsty Dice, with pickup at Bache-Martin! See the information below, under "Programs that pick up at Bache-Martin"
Snapology Robotics 
(1st - 4th Grade -- Mondays 3:15-4:15pm)

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 - 4th graders, no Kindergarteners please!

Spring Session 

  • Starts on Monday, April 15 and ends on May 20  (no class on April 22, spring break!)
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Cost is $35
  • To register, click here!

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

Soccer Shots Philadelphia is the premier children's soccer experience for children ages 2-8.  We are coming to you this fall! Soccer Shots instructors are energetic and enthusiastic and love working with children.

Soccer Shots not only teaches soccer skills, but also uses each session to teach children important concepts such as teamwork, sharing and respect. Our curriculum is expert approved and falls in line with early childhood education standards to be age appropriate and make an impact on and off the field.

We are excited to be returning to Bache-Martin for on Tuesdays after school! The classes will take place at Penitentiary Park (weather permitting), after the children are brought to Extended Day (in the cafeteria). 

Spring Session II

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.

Winter Session

  • Starts on February 5, 2019, and runs through March 26, 2019
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Tuition: $72
  • Early bird discount of $5 if paid by 2/2 - discount displayed at checkout. *Mail-in registrations $67 postmarked by 2/2. 
  • To enroll online, click here.  

To enroll via mail:

Fill out this form, 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!

  • Winter program starts on Wednesday, September 5 - Wednesday, December 19 
  • Cost: Depends on how many days a week you enroll your child in the program. 1 day a week, $60 a month ($199 a session), 5 days a week $200 a month ($675 a session). 
  • To register, and pay, click here. 

For more information, and pricing, please visit Sound Space's After School Program page. 

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 .

Philly Tutors Gaming Club at Thirsty Dice
(K -8th Grade | Tuesdays 3:15-5pm)

Philly Tutors is offering an exciting new after school program at Thirsty Dice Board Game Cafe  (1642 Fairmount Ave, entrance is off 17th St) in Fairmount that features over 800 games. We use modern board and card games to teach students numerous academic and life skills.

Pick up from Bache-Martin is available, please note it on the registration! Philly Tutors staff will walk with students to the cafe (15 min).

  • Supervised small group homework help from 3:15-4pm
  • Game play from 4 to 5pm

Spring 2019 Session
  • Starts on Tuesday, April 2 and ends on May 28
  • Duration: 9 sessions
  • Cost: $135
  • Register by clicking here.
Payment Options
  • Month to Month payment (Due Feb 1, March 1, April 1, May 1 $70/month ($17.50 per session).
  • Bi-monthly option (2 sessions at a time) = $40 ($20 / session) due before 1st and 3rd sessions of the month​.

Payment Options:

  • Venmo (@Billy-Eisenberg-1 ),
  • Cash App ($BillyEisenberg),
  • PayPal or Google Pay (both are  [email protected] ) is preferred 
  • Check or money order made out to Philly Tutors can also be mailed, or dropped off to:

Philly Tutors
2931 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

For more information about the program, click here!
For more information about Thirsty Dice, check their website:

Enrollment information about the following programs will be posted soon:

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, February 25, 2019 and run on Mondays, and Wednesdays, from 3:15 to 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.

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!
Fall 2018 Session

Mi Casita Spanish Immersion Workshop
(K - 2nd Grade | Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm)

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.
Fall 2018 Program

  • Starts on September 5, ends on October 31 (no class on September 19)
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $67 if paying check or cash , $70 if paying onlineChecks can be sent to Melissa Page, 1415 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130; to pay online, click here,  or do so via PayPal (send payment to [email protected])
  • To register, please complete this form . Hurry up, spaces fill up quickly!

Only 16 spots available per class -- first come, first served!

Questions? Email us at me[email protected] ¡Gracias!

Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along
(K-3rd | Wednesdays, 3:15-4pm)

Music Monkey Jungle is on a mission to bring music monkeys of all ages, sizes and abilities together through music, movement, friendship, connection, dance, support, love, growth and a sense of belonging.

Join us as we sing, dance, laugh, play, move, imagine and create while focusing on melody, unison, range, dynamics, tempo, call & response and having a rockin’ good time.

No previous experience necessary, everyone is welcome - music education for all!
Fall Session 2018

  • Winter program starts on Wednesday, October 3, and ends on November 28 (no class on November 11)
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $67 (+ $3 processing fee). Scholarship rates are available. Please contact Marci for more information .
  • Location: TBD
  • To sign up, click here. 

For more information, and please visit Music Monkey Jungle's website,  and  watch this video .
FALL SESSION CANCELLED due to low enrollment - look for this program in the winter!
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
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. 
Zumba with Kanika
Tuesdays (1st - 4th Grade), Thursdays (5th to 8th grade) 

ZUMBA with Kanika is coming to Bache-Martin! 

Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colobian dancer "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Students will learn how to salsa, merenge, dance reggaeton, and hip-hop!

​​ Fall Session (1st-4th grades)

  • Starts on Tuesday, September 11 (18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16)
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost is $50

Fall Session (5th-8th grades)
  • Starts on Thursday, September 13 (20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18)
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost is $50 

To register, contact Ms. K by emaling her at  [email protected] ​​
Don't wait, only 15 spots available for each class!