Beyond the Bell
The Bobcat's Lair
Clubs, Activities, Sports, and Field Trips at Your School
Tacoma Public Schools and community partners have come together to offer Beyond the Bell. Beyond the Bell. Choose from options offered before and after school, data days, and during school breaks.
Everything is all in one place. Go to the Compass: TPS Family App and the activities page.
You will find descriptions and schedules for all activities offered at your school. Check for free opportunities and discounts.
Beyond the Bell is in elementary schools and Club Beyond is in middle schools across Tacoma Public Schools, powered by community partners.
Flexible Pricing: 2022-2023 School Year
Beyond the Bell partners want to ensure that every student has access to affordable after school experiences.
When you register, you will see three payment options per session. If you are not sure what your family is qualified for please select what you have qualified for in the past or select the best option based on your family’s current need.
When you register, you will see three payment options per session:
• $96 per club/activity/sport
• Qualify for Reduced Lunch: $48 per club/activity/sport
• Qualify for Free Lunch: $0 per club/activity/sport
These programs are offered below cost, thanks to Tacoma Creates and a host of community funding partners. Further discounts are available for students who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunches
Every dollar paid goes directly to the Beyond the Bell program, helping make activities more affordable and accessible for every child. Cost should never be a barrier for any family, so further fee waiver assistance/scholarships are available to help. Call Metro Parks Tacoma at 253-305-1030 for additional information.
The average cost per activity is $320. Discounted rates are offered thanks to Tacoma Creates, private philanthropy, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Greentrike, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools and individual donors -- leveraging resources to help reduce fees for ALL Tacoma families.
Session 1: September 26 - November 18 (Registration open Aug. 29 - Sept. 16)
Session 2: December 6 - February 10 (Registration open Nov. 7 - Nov. 25)
Session 3: February 21 - April 21 (Registration open Jan. 23 - Feb. 10)
Session 4: May 1 - June 16 (Registration open April 3 - April 21)