Monkey Tail Gang After School Program registration is OPEN for the 2017-2018 school year!

For information about Monkey Tail Gang and shuttle pick-up, please contact Beatrice Kelly at [email protected] or 215-482-7300 x137

Monkey Tail Gang After School Program

The Schuylkill Center’s Monkey Tail Gang is an after school program for children ages 4–12. We offer after school care (from school dismissal time to 6:00 pm) that includes nature exploration, outdoor and indoor play, group activities, and snacks.

At the Schuylkill Center, we believe that continued access to nature, in both structured and unstructured environments, can be as important to a child’s growth and development as time spent in the classroom. Monkey Tail Gang children learn from and are enriched by the natural beauty of our 340 acres of woods, streams, ponds and meadows.

All program staff are highly-qualified professionals and we maintain a staff to student ratio of 1:10 or lower.

A Day in the Monkey Tail Gang

A typical afternoon with the Monkey Tail Gang begins with a nutritional snack (included). Once children are finished, they can go outside (weather permitting) to begin the day’s adventures. Daily outdoor activities may include hiking in the forest, exploring streams and ponds, and/or searching for signs of wildlife.

At 5:00 pm, the Monkey Tail Gang students return to the main building, ready for pick-up anytime between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Children can use this time for homework or for free play outside on the blacktop/green.


Current Monkey Tail Gang families receive priority registration. If spots remain, registration will open in July to those not currently enrolled.

You may register your child for anywhere from one to five days per week. Schuylkill Center members receive a 5% discount. Siblings receive an additional 10% discount on annual tuition.

Download complete Monkey Tail Gang Program Policies and Procedures here: MTG Policies 2019-2020.

2017-2018 Monkey Tail Gang Program Annual Tuition
(Monthly payments due are 10% of the amounts below)
5 days/week 4 days/week 3 days/week 2 days/week 1 day/week
NonMember $3,040.00 $2,584.00 $2,052.00 $1,444.00 $760.00
Member $2,888.00 $2,455.00 $1,950.00 $1,372.00 $722.00

Parents need to submit the following forms to the Schuylkill Center to complete their child’s enrollment:
Health Report (signed by physician)
Complete online registration and 10% tuition installment payment.

The health form is required by the state and is mandatory for enrollment. Please mail or email the completed form to the Schuylkill Center (8480 Hagy’s Mill Road Philadelphia PA 19128), attn: Beatrice Kelly, or [email protected]

NOTE: The Schuylkill Center’s Afterschool Program currently has transportation arrangements with several local schools in Northwest Philadelphia. Please contact us to find out if transportation from your child’s school is available. Shuttle seating is limited, so we strongly encourage you to register early if you need this service.

For information about Monkey Tail Gang and shuttle pick-up, please contact Beatrice Kelly at [email protected] or (215) 853-6249.

Monkey Tail Gang is licensed by the PA Department of Human Services and is an equal opportunity care provider.






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