The After School programs (ASP) at Germantown Friends School are designed to provide afternoon care for children in grades K-8. The After School Programs embrace the mission and philosophy of Germantown Friends School, focusing on nurturing each student’s mind, body, and spirit. Since the students school day is academically demanding, we provide children time in the afternoon to unwind and play with friends. We also encourage students to participate in physical activities as well as our other programs. Students have a lot of choice in ASP including an optional supervised homework time in the Friends Free Library.
Each month the ASP focuses on a different world culture tasting foods, engaging in traditional cultural activities and honoring that country in an end of the month celebration. In addition, we offer a computer program, arts and crafts, karaoke on Fridays and opportunities to take part in private music lessons and academic tutoring.
Hours & Closings
The After School Program is offered at the close of each school day until 6:00 PM. If School is closed during the day due to weather or another emergency, the After School Program will also be closed. Please check these sources:
- The GFS telephone hotline - 215-754-7669
- KYW and other Major Radio and TV stations #120
- You may also get notification via AlertNow
The ASP also offers mini-camps. During camps the students enjoy daily field trips, as well as special activities. ASP students can be found bowling, exploring caves, museums or running through a sprinkler and then laying on the grass finding shapes in the clouds. Parents are asked to send camp children with weather-appropriate clothing and lunch. We supply snacks and fun. Billing is separate, and camps are open to non-ASP students.
Read more about the lower school ASP and the middle school ASP programs.