ASEP

This year, registration for all after school programs will be through ACTIVE Works.

  • ASEP (PRESCHOOL-5TH GRADE)

    STUDY HALL (grades 6-8)


     

DISCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL AID

A child  enrolled in ASEP for five days per week is eligible to receive a 30% discount on many of our after school clubs. When registering for clubs, please use the following coupon code during your online check out: 5DAY30F  (Please note: This discount does not apply to Ceramics, Chess, Karate, Power Bootcamp, Soccer Shots, Snapology, or Strategy Games.)

Financial aid awards for auxiliary programs have been distributed this summer.  If you were awarded aid, you received a separate email with instructions on how to use the award while registering online with ACTIVE Works.   If you have any questions about your award, please contact Alison Fritz.

FOOD POLICY CHANGES

Starting this school year, snacks will not be provided during clubs.  Students are encouraged to bring an extra snack with them when enrolled in clubs.  Children enrolled in ASEP or MSAS will continue to receive two snacks during the programs. 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Students will NOT be permitted to drop out of a club or receive a refund after registering. If a club is canceled due to low enrollment, you will have the option to switch into another club or receive a refund. During your online registration, please read the After School Policies & Procedures document in full. You must acknowledge that you have read it by clicking the button before completing registration.  

PAST DUE BALANCES

Students with any previous after school or summer camp balances, will not be permitted to register for any upcoming after school activities until the balance is rectified with the Finance Office

Clubs

Visit our clubs page in mid-July for the latest club offerings. 

IMPORTANT CLUB DATES:

  • March 20 - Spring Club Registration Opens online at 8:00 p.m.
  • April 3 - Spring Club Registration Closes at midnight
  • April 10 - Spring Clubs Begin (for all grades)
  • June 2 - Spring Clubs End

DISMISSAL CHANGES
Please provide the front desk with any dismissal changes for your child(ren) during the winter term. Temporary dismissal can be given for the weeks of March 20-22 and April 3-7. Permanent dismissal changes must be provided for the remaining months before school ends for summer break.

DISCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Childewn enrolled in ASEP for five days per week are eligible to receive a 30% discount on many of our after school clubs. When registering for clubs, please use the following coupon code during your online check out: 5DAY30S. (Please note: This discount does not apply to Ceramics, Chess, Karate, Power Bootcamp, Science Explorers, Snapology, Soccer Shots, Strategy Games, or Tennis with UPenn.)

Financial aid awards for auxiliary programs were distributed in the summer. If you were awarded aid, you received a separate email with instructions on how to use the award while registering online with ACTIVE Works. If you have any questions about your award, please contact Alison Fritz.

FOOD POLICY CHANGES
Starting this school year, snacks will not be provided during clubs.  Students are encouraged to bring an extra snack with them when enrolled in clubs. Students enrolled in ASEP or MSAS will continue to receive two snacks during the program. 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Students will NOT be permitted to drop out of a club or receive a refund after registering. If a club is canceled due to low enrollment, you will have the option to switch into another club or receive a refund. During your online registration, please read the After School Policies & Procedures document in full. You must acknowledge that you have read it by clicking the button before completing registration.  

PAST DUE BALANCES
Students with any previous after-school or summer camp balances, will NOT be permitted to register for any upcoming after school activities until the balance is rectified with the Finance Office

Music Lessons

Lessons will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make sure that you register your child (grades K-8 only) as early as possible.

 

MUSIC LESSONS REGISTRATION

Returning families may use an existing account. New families will need to create an account. Kindergarten students may select from three instruments: violin, piano, and guitar. All other students may select percussion, piano, guitar, violin, cello or voice.

Please be sure to read the Enrollment Agreement before completing the registration process.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 1 | Priority Registration Deadline. Space is not guaranteed if registration is completed after this deadline.
  • August 19 | Proposed day/time of lesson sent to families who complete registration by August 1.
  • August 22 | Deadline for parents to request a change in the proposed day/time of lesson.
  • August 31 | Last day to withdraw without being charged Trial Lesson Fee. Withdrawing students will forfeit their registration fee ($85).
  • September 2 | Proposed day/time of lesson sent to families who complete registration after August 1.
  • September 12 | Lessons Begin
  • September 30 | Last day to withdraw during trial lesson period. Withdrawing students will result in a Trial Lesson Fee ($100). No refunds will be given for withdrawals after October 3.

SCHEDULING

Music lessons will be offered at following times:

  • Monday - Thursday | 3:00 (K only), 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 p.m.  
  • Friday | 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. for all grades.

Students in younger grades have preference for the earlier lesson slots. Make-up music lessons will begin on Friday, May 19th and run for two weeks through Monday, June 5th, 2017.

Please note: The music lesson schedule does not follow the same schedule as After-School Clubs. Music lessons will take place during weeks that clubs are not in session (e.g., club make-up weeks, etc.)

If your child is scheduled for a music lesson on 4:00 pm on Mon - Thurs. or at 3:30 on Fri., he or she will be required to go to ASEP until the lesson starts. A special ASEP option has been created for this purpose with a one-time fee of $209. You will be automatically enrolled in this option if you are assigned a lesson at 4:00 (Mon-Thurs.) or 3:30 (Fri.), unless you opt out.  To opt out of this special ASEP coverage, please check the designated box on the registration form indicating that a caregiver will be responsible for your child between dismissal and the start of his/her music lesson.

WITHDRAWAL OPTIONS

If you wish to withdraw your child from after-school music lessons:

  • On or before August 31, 2016, you will receive a full refund minus the $85 registration fee.
  • Between September 1 - 30, 2016, you will be billed an additional $100 trial fee.
  • After October 3, 2016, there will be no refunds, and you will be responsible for the full annual lesson fee.

To withdraw your child, please contact me at tflanagan@tpschool.org  AND  Maisie Chan at mchan@tpschool.org.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Thomas Flanagan tflanagan@tpschool.org.

Middle School Interscholastic Sports

The same online system used to register for After School Clubs and Music lessons is used to register for Middle School sports.

(*The Athletic Handbook is also available via online registration)

Important information by each sport:

Tennis:

Start date/End date: Monday, March 13th through Friday, May 19th
Practice/Matches: 
A Team - Monday & Thursday from 3:30-5pm;  Friday from 3:15-5pm
B Team - Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 3:30-5pm
Location: Markward Playground and Penn Hecht & Hamlin Outdoor Tennis Courts

Track:

Start Date / End Date: Monday, March 6th through Friday, May 12th
Practices/Meets:  Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 3:30-5pm; Friday from 3-4:30pm
Location: All meets are away. Practices are at Penn Park and a few at Girard College.

Please contact me at hdelgrande@tpschool.org with any questions. Looking forward to the start of spring athletics!

GAMES

The game schedule will be on google calendar and http://www.tpschool.org/athletics/ The return times from away games will vary based on location, timeliness of start and traffic, but will often be after 5:00pm

 

City Country Camps

 

CAMP TPS

Camp TPS is a TPS-style day camp offered to students currently in grades 1-5. While our week-long enrichment camps invite campers to dig deeply into a particular theme, hobby, or subject, Camp TPS encourages campers to broaden their horizons and enjoy the freedom to dabble daringly. Campers will explore Philadelphia, work in the TPS garden, play in our Center City buildings, and enjoy a community that celebrates and teaches kind, creative, and courageous living.

Please note that ASEP will run a weeklong Early Summer Special Program from June 12-June 16th. 

TPS ENRICHMENT CAMPS

The Philadelphia School’s original City Country Camps have more to offer this year! Let thoughts of the hot Philadelphia summer warm you on these dark days of November. Our enrichment camps are coming back with options that will continue to delight and thrill campers. City Country Camps will once again bring young Philadelphians You Go Girls — and we’ve added a sequel: You Go Girls in the City. For those who love the wind in their face, our new Cycling in the City will be just the thing, while those who are drawn to the ancient sport of wrestling will find our Wrestling Camp ideal. Urban scientists can explore the city as History Detectives. Our much anticipated Woodworking program will be back, and much, much more

TPS SUMMER INSTITUTES

Summer Institutes engage students currently in grades 6-10 in forming educated opinions and seeing themselves as thought leaders on tough issues facing society and the world. Each institute engages participants with experts in the field, hands-on activities, travel, and community service.  Enrollment will include a full-program option, as well as a local-only option.

The Equity Institute launches this year with the kinds of questions on many of our minds: How can I be an activist in today’s world? What does racism look like today compared to 60 years ago? Participants will move between Philadelphia and our nation’s capital as they work with experts to hone the cultural competencies and historical knowledge needed for engaging productively in issues of justice. Our young participants will also be immersed in a community of artists who find both joy and an outlet through their music and performance poetry. Together they will create and perform original works that bring what they’ve learned to the broader Philadelphia community. The Equity Institute will run from June 19-June 30th. 

The Sustainability Institute, in its second year, will explore food from three perspectives: a global lens, a local/urban perspective, and a food-producer point of view. Participants will consider the connection between food and the City of Philadelphia before heading out for a week-long adventure into the heart of food-producing Pennsylvania to see firsthand where food comes from. They’ll contrast urban life with hands-on farming, cooking, and, of course, tasting. Future scientists, engineers, urban planners, politicians, farmers, foodies, and more will value this deep dive into the changing world of food. Join us for a delicious and fascinating adventure, and for the chance to take part in a food revolution! The Sustainability Institute will run from August 14-August 25th.

Special Programs

Special Programs are held on days the school is closed for in-service or conferences. Registration opens one to two weeks in advance of each program. You may choose to register your child(ren) for one or all of our offered programs, based on your family's childcare needs. Detailed information will be provided through emails about each program.