Who We Are

Our Mission

At Beyond the Bell, we believe in helping children and families reach their full potential by providing a safe place to play, creating a quality learning environment and promoting growth.

Our Vision

To inspire families and communities to work as one to develop and participate in the education of our youth.

Our Values

Beyond the Bell provides quality services that are diverse as the communities we call home. We are committed to doing so by offering opportunities to improve the education and life skills built on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and a vision of the future.

What We Do

  • Beyond the Bell is a before and after school program located in all 16 elementary schools and all 3 middle schools in the Sioux City Community School District plus Sacred Heart.
  • The program is compromised of four core areas: academics, youth development, recreation/fitness, and STEM.
  • 11 of our 20 schools receive 21st Century Learning Centers Grant funding. This allows us to offer free program to families in need.
  • We believe academics is a very important piece to our program. We offer after school tutoring from certified teachers from the SCCSD along with additional services such as S.E.S and Acceleration. Please see our Evaluation Summaries below for information about our BTB academic success.
BTB Evaluation Summary 2013/2014

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Parent Reminder from East Middle- Please send Kindergarten students with a blanket/towel for nap time along with an extra change of clothes every day! Please contact Mary Lee or Clarissa if you have any questions :)

Some picture from East Middle! Lots of different field trips including the girl's beauty day and Icon Ag and Turf.


Don't miss out!


Summer 6 week Academic Program Begins!

East, North, West middle

We are so excited to bring all our Summer kiddos together today to start our 6 week academic program! Don’t forget, Academics start at 8:30 am so don’t be late 😉


No Summer Program!

All Summer Sites

For 4th of July weekend, we will not have summer program on Friday, July 3rd, 2015. We hope everyone has fun celebrating with their families!


End of 6 Week Academic Program!

All Summer Sites

We are always very sad when the summer comes to an end! Mark your calendars with the last day of our 6 week academic program!


Summer Attendance Incentive Day!

East, North, West Middle school to Wild Water West!

To reward our students for having great attendance this summer, we will be awarding students who missed 3 days or less with a FREE trip to Wild Water West!!

First Day of School!

Are YOU ready?!

Our Community Partners

Partners in Education

Sioux City Community Schools


Siouxland Human Investment Partnership


United Way of America


Iowa Afterschool Alliance


What's the Buzz?

News from Beyond the Bell

New BTB Portal System 2015

Beyond the Bell will be launching a new BTB Portal system that will allow parents to register students, pay bills, set up automatic payments, chat with administration, etc.! We are very excited to launch the new system and we hope you are too!

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