After The Bell

We are pleased to offer a quality after school program for our day school students and for students from Mitchell Elementary.  The After the Bell program begins with pick up at Mitchell by 3:00 P.M. (2:00 P.M. on Early Release Mondays) and dismissal from Branch no later than 5:30 P.M. The daily routine for After the Bell includes snack time, outdoor play, homework assistance, and curriculum/activities all created and supervised by teachers most of whom have their formal education in the field of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Each member of the Branch staff has extensive experience working with children. They all have various credentials including requirements through the Department of Children & Families, and participate in professional development courses and First Aid/CPR trainings. Throughout the year, we work with the Mitchell Administration, Girls Scout troop leaders, music & classroom teachers, PTA and their After School Enrichment program to coordinate pick up for any student who may want to take advantage of additional afternoon enrichment offerings at Mitchell.

Daily Schedule:

  • 2:40 (1:40 on Mondays) Pick up at Mitchell Elementary
  • 3:00 Snack time
  • 3:20-4:00 Playground
  • 4:00 Homework Help/Centers/Enrichment
  • 5:15 Playground/Begin Dismissal
  • 5:30 Final Pick-up

The Branch Academy follows the Hillsborough County school year calendar, including holidays and teacher workdays. The students join us at The Branch Academy upon dismissal on Early Release days.

Due to an increase in demand for our After the Bell program, we only offer a five day a week program.

If you feel that our after school program will meet your needs, please use our online Wait List at this site to place your child on the wait list for After the Bell.  Each year, we give priority to our enrolled day students and their siblings, and then to returning After the Bell students.  Once that enrollment is established, we turn to our wait list, and we will be in touch regarding an available spot at Branch.

We would love for your child to be with us for our fantastic After the Bell program!

Sue Popp

2023-2024 School Year
After the Bell

Tuition is calculated as an annual tuition amount divided into ten installment payments.  The installment payments are collected on the first of each month.

Monthly Tuition:

Mitchell Student 5 Days – $555
Currently Enrolled Day Student 5 Days – $495

Sibling Discount:

5 Days – $1,080 per month for two Mitchell siblings
5 Days – $1035 per month for one day student and one Mitchell sibling

Registration and Supply Fee:

A non-refundable $335 registration and supply fee is charged for the entire school year for a student to enroll in ATB.

Explanation of Fees:

Registration and Supply Fees – These fees will help pay for the following items:

  • School Furnishings and Equipment
  • Playground Equipment and Mulch
  • Paper Goods (construction and art paper)
  • Craft Items/Project Materials and Supplies
  • Markers, Crayons and Paint
  • Letter of the Week Related Fun Friday Treats
  • Programs & Projects
    (Doughnuts with Dad, Thanksgiving Pow Wow, Holidays, Mothers’ Day, etc.)  
  • Cleaning & First Aid Supplies
    (band-aids, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, disposable rubber gloves, etc.)
  • Office Equipment and Supplies
    (folders, envelopes, copier, phone, copy paper, etc.)
  • Required Training and Professional Development for Teachers
  • Background Checks for Teachers and Substitutes   
  • Technology Service and Support

Tuition – Your tuition payments will help pay for the following items:

  • Teacher and Staff Salaries
    Payroll Expenses
  • Licensing Fees
  • Fire Marshall and Health Department Fees
  • Liability Insurance
  • Fire and Security Alarm Monitoring
  • Utilities (phone, power, water, garbage collection)
  • Custodians who clean daily
    Facility Lease
  • Building Maintenance and Improvements