Beyond the Bell

Registration for Summer Beyond the Classroom now open

Registration is open for programs available to TPS elementary students this summer. Programs are similar to Beyond the Bell – run by Metro Parks Tacoma in Tacoma’s schools.

Programs run weekly, Monday-Thursday, from July 1 to Aug. 8 (closed July 4 in observation of Independence Day). Families may pick the location that works best for them and must provide their own transportation.

Learn more about summer programs

Login to Compass: TPS Family App to register

Clubs, Activities, Sports, and Field Trips at Your School

Tacoma Public Schools and community partners have come together to offer Beyond the Bell activities for students in grades K-5 and Club B activities for students in grades 6-8. Login to your Compass: TPS Family App account and visit the activities page to see what options are available at your student's school.

Beyond the Bell activities take place at all of Tacoma’s elementary schools from 3:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Club B activities take place at all of Tacoma’s middle schools from 2:45-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Fall Session: Dates TBD, registration will open in August. 

Login to Compass: TPS Family App to register

View program schedules for your school on the Metro Parks Website

These experiences are available thanks to our community partners, including Tacoma Creates, private philanthropy, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Greentrike, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools and individual donors.

Going Beyond the School Day

Through programs like Beyond the Bell and Club B, kids in our elementary and middle schools have access to fun, meaningful after-school activities. And – like teachers – the people who lead the activities are trained in Whole Child practices like social emotional learning. That way, after school feels directly connected to the school day – with people who care, know and support our kids.

Hear from Shon Sylvia, Executive Director of Metro Parks Tacoma, why it’s so important to build strong programs for Tacoma’s kids when they’re not at school.