After School Programs

The PTA does not sponsor or endorse any of the following programs, but provides this information as a benefit to the community. 

FLEX Academies Enrichment Classes

Each year FLEX Academies offers three sessions of after school enrichment classes. Students are dismissed directly from their classrooms to the program. Find the current schedule at 

Huayuan Chinese Academy

Huayuan Chinese Academy (HYCA) is the first Chinese language after-school enrichment program in the Greater Washington Area. It has operated at Bells Mill since 2009. With experienced teachers and individually tailored programs, HYCA aims to help students achieve academic excellence and in the meantime enjoy their after-school time and have fun.

The program runs Monday through Friday until 6:20. Families may register from 1 to 5 days/week. Learn more at 

Bar-T Kids Club

Bar-T Kids Club provides before and after school care at Bells Mill ES from 7:00am – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday. Each day is filled with fun clubs, outdoor play, group games, delicious snacks, socialization, and safe fun! Bar-T’s trained and energetic staff provide a variety of options each day so that the children in their care are able to choose the clubs that most intrigue them. These choices can range from cooking, to dance, sports and games, arts and crafts, and even magic!

Families are given options to choose from too! Bar-T offers flexible scheduling and lets you customize your plan. From full time care where your child joins every morning and afternoon to drop-in care when you need it, they’ve got you covered. They also offer need-based scholarships and discounts. Check out to learn more and register today! 

Overview flier: Kids Club (22-23) (2).pdf

Vouchers flier: Bilingual Kids Club Vouchers Flyer (2022-2023) (1).pdf

Video about Bar-T Kids Club:

Georgetown Hill School Age Program

Georgetown Hill helps children start each morning with confidence and ensure they arrive at school safely and on time. We also welcome children back from school with open arms and give them the support they need to excel as students and as individuals.

Georgetown Hill’s Bells Mill campus is located in Potomac, MD on Bells Mill Rd., between Bells Mill Elementary School and Cabin John Middle School. Before and After School Age Care for K through 5th grade students is available at this location. 

Georgetown Hill Website: Elementary School Before and After Care

Sports Programs

Montgomery Sports Association:

I9 Sports:

Other Programs

Each year there are Model UN programs and Odyssey of the Mind, with information shared in the PTA Bear Post newsletter.