Monkey Tail Gang After School Program

The Schuylkill Center’s Monkey Tail Gang is an outdoor, nature-based, after school program for children ages 4–12. We offer after school care until 6:00 pm that includes nature hikes, group activities, unstructured free play, and outdoor exploration. 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. Children at Monkey Tail Gang learn from and are enriched by the natural beauty of our 365 acres of forest, streams, ponds and meadows.

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

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Monkey Tail Gang is currently full for the 2021-2022 school year. Current Monkey Tail Gang families receive priority registration. If spots remain, registration will open in July to those not currently enrolled.

Annual Fees for the 2021-2022 School Year

(Monthly Payments are 10% of the Amounts Below)
5 days/week 4 days/week 3 days/week 2 days/week 1 day/week
NonMember $3,192 $2,713 $2,155 $1,516 $798
Member $3,032 $2,578 $2,048 $1,441 $758

Schuylkill Center members receive a 5% discount. Siblings receive an additional 10% discount on annual tuition.

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The Schuylkill Center 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 registration and shuttle pick-up, please contact Beatrice Kelly at or (215) 853-6249 .


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