Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell is an after-school program serving children & families in the Belmont area.

About Us: After the school dismissal bell rings, it’s what happens beyond the bell that many students anticipate. Beyond the Bell is an after-school program serving children & families in the Belmont area. Your children will enjoy participating in our quality program that provides a safe place for them to engage in age-appropriate activities that have been designed to meet their developmental and recreational needs. Your child will be offered many activities, including help with homework, while enjoying time with their friends. Our goal at Beyond the Bell is to provide high quality care for your child at an affordable rate.

Beyond the Bell follows the Gaston County School calendar and will be open from school dismissal until 6:30pm to allow parents those extra few minutes to get home from work or to just stop by the grocery store. We are closed on holidays observed by the school calendar but will remain open for teacher work days and early dismissal. During inclement weather please follow the Gaston County School closing, as the program will be closed when the schools are closed. On teacher work days Beyond the Bell will open at 7:00am and close at 6:30pm.

Beyond the Bell also offers Summer Care! Enroll Now!
Enroll before May 1st – $25 non-refundable registration fee + $115.00 per week
after May 1st – $50 non-refundable registration fee + $125.00 per week
after June 1st – $50 non-refundable registration fee + $135.00 per week
One (1) field trip per week (included in weekly fee)
Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
There is a $50.00 registration fee per family / For currently enrolled students, $25.00 per family
For more information, contact Delaine Ford at or print and return the following forms:

Registration Form
2017 Summer Program Dates


Belmont Foursquare Church is conveniently located right beside Belmont Central at 8 Elizabeth Street. In addition to access to a large facility for all the fun-filled activities, we have a full size recreational Gym where games and free time take place. We are also within walking distance to Davis Park. For a Map & Directions Click Here.

The Program:

Your children will have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of activities as well have time to relax after their day at school. Daily activities will include:

– Time to complete homework with caring staff available to help
– Organized games and sports in our gym
– Free time to play outside or in the gym during bad weather
– Arts and crafts
– Character enrichment programs
– Daily devotional
– Many other activities, such as science and cooking
– A healthy snack will be provided each afternoon

Age-appropriate activities are offered to accommodate both elementary school students as well as middle school students. Beyond The Bell retains many of the terrific aspects of the primary and elementary school-based programs, but also offers a convenient and central location to Belmont and the opportunity to build on the interests of the “older” middle school kids. This is “the place to be” after school!


To accommodate the busy schedule most parents have, Beyond the Bell provides transportation from many area schools. Our goal is to ensure that children have a quick and safe trip each day. We provide transportation from the following schools;

– Page Primary
– Belmont Central
– Belmont Middle

Pricing: We understand the many financial constraints placed on families and strive to maintain an affordable weekly rate. Along with the following rates for the 2016/2017 school year, we require a one-time registration fee of $50 per child.

Weekly rate:

$65 (3+ days per week) : $50 (2- days per week)

A $5.00 sibling discount will be offered for each additional family member registered for the program.
(i.e. 1st child is $65, 2nd child is $60, 3rd child is $60)

Teacher work days are offered for additional rate of $12 per day, per child for regularly attending children.

For families whose children are not regularly enrolled in our weekly program, daily rates of $25 are offered for teacher work days. (Registration required)

Two snacks will be provided on teacher workdays and children will need to bring a packed lunch.

Contact Us:

Delaine Ford, Director
Office: 704-648-3079
8 Elizabeth Street, Belmont, NC 28012

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