Beyond the Classroom

A Community without Walls

We believe that the school day isn't limited by the walls of a classroom, and that your child’s education doesn't end when the bus comes. That's why we offer a broad array of activities during and after school - each designed to spark your child’s imagination.

Extended Day

For many families, the day starts earlier and ends later than a typical school schedule. We’re happy to offer these convenient options to help parents manage the demands of the work week.

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  • Early Morning

    Our buildings are open at 7:30 AM every school day and there is never a fee for early morning supervision. Simply drop off as needed. There’s no pre-registration for early morning supervision.
  • After School

    Our after-school programs differ by center and are available for a nominal fee:

    Forman Center
    Tzaharon - After-school Care Option
    Supervised by qualified professionals, students enjoy a playful environment with engaging activities, including indoor/outdoor supervised play and quiet time to read or do homework. Hours are:

    Monday through Thursday 3:30 - 6:00 PM
    Friday 3:30 - 6:00 PM when school dismisses at 3:30 PM
    Friday 2:30 - 4:00 PM when school dismisses at 2:30 PM

    To learn more, please contact Mona Steiger in the Forman Center office at 215-635-3130 x200.

    Click here to download the brochure and registration form.

    Stern Center
     - Kids Time - sponsored by the Kaiserman JCC
    Stern Center students requiring after-school care programs are referred to the Kaiserman JCC, located on the same campus. A JCC employee meets the students at the end of the school day and escorts them over to the JCC.

    Click here for more information on JCC Kids Time.

Clubs & Activities

Whether your child is an aspiring journalist, politician, athlete, actor or engineer, we have a program to offer them!

Art Club
Mitzvah Club
Chess Club
Reading Olympics
Choir Club
Science Club
Student Council
Cooking Club
Talit Making Club
Drama Club
Track & Field
Intramural Sports
Tzedakah Club
Lego Club
Writing Club

Clubs may vary from year to year and by campus.

Afterschool Instrumental Music

We proudly offer one of the area’s finest afterschool music programs, where students nurture their love of music – and develop their math, creative thinking and self-discipline skills. This outstanding program is offered at both centers. Instructors are available until 6:00PM to assist students with homework if needed. There is no extra charge for this supervision.  Please call our offices for more information and program fees.

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  • Instrumental Music Lessons

    Lessons are offered in various instruments:
    Classical Guitar
    Bass Guitar
    Instruction is available either privately (1/2 hour or 45 minute lessons) or semi-privately (small groups).
  • Music Theory and Solfège

    Music theory provides children with a solid foundation of music. During this weekly ½ hour class, children learn to read and understand musical notation as well as study music history and rhythm.
  • Ensemble

    These hour-long lessons include both classical orchestra and rock band. Students collaborate and play together, learning teamwork and cooperation along with peers who are excited about music.

Forman Center

Kindergarten - Grade 5  •  7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027  •  215-635-3130

Stern Center

PreK - Grade 5 and Administrative Offices  •  49 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096  •  610-658-2518