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September 7, 2018

Full STEAM Ahead!

PAEP’s FREE STEAM After School Programs will be returning to 14 School District of Philadelphia elementary and middle schools this year, thanks to Pennsylvania Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers support.

The STEAM After School Program provides participants with the unique opportunity to strengthen academic competencies through visual and performing arts practices.  Our curriculum is designed for students entering the 5th-8th grades who have an interest in the arts, as well as students who are simply looking for a safe learning environment after school. Students will receive a free snack through the School District of Philadelphia’s Food Service Department, participate in fun and engaging science, math, literacy, and social emotional learning activities as well as experience learning through different art forms (visual arts, music, dance, and theater).

The STEAM After School Program will begin its operations on Monday, October 1, 2018 and will run Monday – Thursday from 3pm – 6pm for the entire school year.

PAEP prides itself in its ability to create not only a safe and welcoming learning environment for students during after school hours, but also to foster the confidence, talents, and intellect of the youth of the School District of Philadelphia.

Thanks to our funders, ALL Philadelphia students in the 5th – 8th grade (private, public, charter, home-schooled) are eligible to participate in the STEAM After School Program.  To enroll your child, parents/ guardians should fill out the attached enrollment form and send it to PAEP via email: or fax: 267.324.3651.  The complete list of STEAM After School host sites is listed below; simply select the site that is most convenient for you and your family.

Transportation to the host site is not provided.

Please feel free to contact PAEP with any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions at:  215.982.1207 or send us an email at

We look forward to welcoming your child to our STEAM Team!

STEAM AfterSchool Host Sites:

Grover Washington Jr. Middle School – 201 E. Olney Ave.
John Welsh Elementary School – 2331 N. 4th Street
James R. Ludlow School – 550 Master Street
Anna L. Lingelbach – 6390 Wayne Ave
Thomas K. Finletter School – 6100 N. Front Street
James G. Blaine Academics Plus School – 3001 W. Berks Street
Gen. Philip Kearny School – 601 Fairmount Ave
H.A. Brown Elementary School – 1946 E. Sergeant Street
S. Weir Mitchell School – 5500 Kingsessing Ave
Mary McCelod Bethune School – 3301 Old York Road
Woodrow Wilson Middle School – 1800 Cottman Ave
Stephen Decatur School – 3500 Academy Road
William H. Ziegler School – 5935 Saul Street
Edward T. Steel School – 4301 Wayne Avenue