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Teacher Lisa introducing a first grade lesson.
Sharon was a busy mom. But no one would keep her "very active" child. So, she started an activity center inside the 12th Street Gym and called it “Kids on 12th.”
The mission grew over the years, adding a flexible schedule Preschool, After School and Summer Camp.
Today, with her partner, Dr. Rich, KO12 is also an Elementary School for grades K-3.
KO12 strives to meet the needs of working families. "School Year Camp" is available when most schools and other programs are closed, (e.g. snow days, holidays, and school breaks). No minimum attendance.
KO12 is been recommended by moms in Philadelphia since 2007. Follow "Kids On 12th" on Facebook.
KO12 Kids owners are onsite and involved every day.
Dr. Rich brings a decade of experience in Education including high school teacher, teacher trainer, and Executive Management experience as an Academic Dean and Campus Director. Rich is also a veteran of the US Air Force. He earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a post-baccalaureate in Education from Western Governors University, MBA coursework from New England College of Business & Finance and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.
In 2002, Dr. Rich co-founded the KO12 School. This private elementary school is licensed by The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education and was created to advance the Kids on 12th mission to grades K-3.
(Pictured: Dr. Rich Parenti & Sharon Hershman)