Welcome to After-The-Bell

After-The-Bell is a unique and robust 501(c)(3) after-school program that provides middle school students in the Kennett Consolidated School District with safe, structured, meaningful, and fun activities that promote learning and growth. Since it was founded in 1998, After-the Bell has provided after-school activities to more than 4,500 students at no cost to any student or family, and at no direct cost to taxpayers. This has been made possible due to the generosity and dedication of foundations, local businesses, and community members who have donated both time and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of these children.
Please view our annual report for a complete listing of our supporters.

Key Program Features

  • six-week Cycles offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
    and Thursdays in the fall, winter,and spring
  • A wide variety of academic, recreational, social,and cultural
    activities to meet the varied interests of middle school students
  • One-on-one homework assistance provided to assist
    students improve their academic performance
  • All services are free to participating students including more than
    50 onsite and offsite activities, healthy snacks, and transportation home

KMS School to Watch Designation Cites After-The-Bell

Across the US there are more than 13,000 public school districts, and within Pennsylvania there are 500 school districts. So it is no easy feat for any one school to stand out from the crowd. But thanks in part to the commitment and spirit of the volunteers, students and staff of After-The-Bell, Kennett Middle School has received recognition as a School to Watch by the National Forum for Middle-Grades Reform. This designation was bestowed Schools to Watch2upon only 341 public middle schools in the United States and only 33 in Pennsylvania.

Here at After-The-Bell, we were deeply honored to be informed that the Forum cited our program as the top reason for this prestigious designation. Everyone at Kennett Middle School was understandably thrilled when the announcement was made, no one more so then Principal Lorenzo DeAngelis. more …….

Kennett After-School Association