WELCOME

Ko12 Kids School (Kids on 12th) is an Equal opportunity provider of Preschool & Lower Elementary grades (K-2)

Celebrating 16 years!

School Programs Offered

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Preschool

Intelligent Preschool starts at 2.5 years old. We uniquely offer mixed ages to allow older preschoolers to learn about helping, and for younger students to learn from older peers.

Learning starts early and socialization abounds! Upon preschool graduation, students are well prepared to enter Kindergarten with confidence, having strong academic abilities and a solid foundation for building relationships.

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Micro-Elementary School

We use a Structure and Play teaching methodology. Micro sessions of play interspersed between each session of learning throughout the school day.

We offer actual small class sizes in grades K-2 to allow individualized instruction. Students can learn at their own ability and reach their maximum potential. Our goal is to create a love of learning that will last a lifetime and provide a solid academic foundation for the rest of their learning journey.

Students must turn age 5 by December 31

to enroll Kindergarten

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After School Play

We have over 8,000 sf of indoor space for kids to explore and play. Homework can be done sitting along side peers in the library. An after school snack helps fuel their brain and energize their bodies for after school play.

This is a time for kids to build on their emerging social skills, using their imagination with friends, and participating in structured and unstructured play or simply enjoying quite time with friends instead of sitting at home on a screen.

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Flexible Summer Camp

Full-time and part-time summer camp. Come for the whole day or half day mornings.

Ages 3 to 11 years old.

No contracts. No minimum attendance.

We create weekly themed activities.

Swimming is included (days and times reserved by Ridgewood Pool).

Screen time is reserved for the end of the day because good old fashioned fun develops a child's imagination and instills a love for fun with others.

Micro Elementary School

We use a Structure and Play teaching methodology. Micro sessions of play interspersed between each session of learning throughout the school day.

We offer actual small class sizes in grades K-2 to allow individualized instruction. Students can learn at their own ability and reach their maximum potential.

Our goal is to create a love of learning that will last a lifetime and provide a solid academic foundation for the rest of their learning journey.

Students must turn age 5 by December 31

to enroll Kindergarten

Preschool

Intelligent Preschool starts at 2.5 years old. We uniquely offer mixed ages to allow older preschoolers to learn about helping, and for younger students to learn from older peers.

Learning starts early and socialization abounds! Upon preschool graduation, students are more than ready to enter Kindergarten with strong academic skills and a solid foundation for building relationships!

After School Play

We have over 8,000 sf of indoor space for kids to explore and play. Homework can be done sitting along side peers in the library. An after school snack helps fuel their brain and energize their bodies for after school play.

This is a time for kids to build on their emerging social skills, using their imagination with friends, and participating in structured and unstructured play or simply enjoying quite time with friends instead of sitting at home on a screen.

Summer Camp

Full-time and part-time summer camp. Come for the whole day or half day mornings.

Ages 3 to 11 years old.

No contracts. No minimum attendance.

We create weekly themed activities.

Swimming is included (days and times reserved by Ridgewood Pool).

Screen time limited to the end of the day because good old fashioned fun develops a child's imagination and instills a love for fun with others.

Here's What People Say About Us

How it all Began...

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Our Journey

Sharon was a busy mom and 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 Parenti, a Micro-Elementary School was added to allow school age students to further develop a love a learning. This licensed private academic school provides an unparalleled educational experience for children in grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade.

KO12 Kids School strives to meet the needs of working families which is why "School Year Camp" is also available when most schools and other programs are closed, (e.g. snow days, holidays, and school breaks).

KO12 is been recommended by moms in Philadelphia since 2007. Follow "Kids On 12th" on Facebook.

Our Journey

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 Parenti, a Micro-Elementary School was added to allow school age students to further develop a love a learning. This licensed private academic school provides an unparalleled educational experience for children in grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade.

KO12 Kids School strives to meet the needs of working families which is why "School Year Camp" is also available when most schools and other programs are closed, (e.g. snow days, holidays, and school breaks).

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.

Our Philosophy

  • Meet kids where they are.

  • Model and teach positive relationships.

  • Make rigorous academics fun and engaging.

  • Have flexible schedules and stay open when families need care.

  • Always communicate with transparency because honesty is always the best policy.

picture of ko12 kids students putting on a costume performance for the school.

Our Philosophy

  • Meet kids where they are.

  • Model and teach positive relationships.

  • Make rigorous academics fun and engaging.

  • Have flexible schedules and stay open when families need care.

  • Always communicate with transparency because honesty is always the best policy.

Picture of Dr. Parenti and Sharon Hershman, co-owners of Ko12 Kids School

Dr. Rich Parenti Joins KO12

Dr. Rich brings a decade of experience in Education including as a high science school teacher, teacher trainer. He has executive management experience as an Academic Dean and Campus Director. Rich holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a post-baccalaureate in Education from Western Governors University and has MBA coursework from New England College of Business & Finance, as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca Falls, NY (formerly, New York Chiropractic College).

In 2002, Dr. Rich co-founded KO12 Kids School with Sharon. The school is licensed as a private academic school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It's mission is meet students where they are and allow them to advance to their ability without restrictions. The school currently serves students from Kindergarten to Second grade.

(Pictured: Dr. Rich Parenti & Sharon Hershman)

Dr. Rich Parenti Joins KO12

Dr. Rich brings a decade of experience in Education including as a high science school teacher, teacher trainer. He has executive management experience as an Academic Dean and Campus Director. Rich holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a post-baccalaureate in Education from Western Governors University and has MBA coursework from New England College of Business & Finance, as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca Falls, NY (formerly, New York Chiropractic College).

In 2002, Dr. Rich co-founded KO12 Kids School with Sharon. The school is licensed as a private academic school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It's mission is meet students where they are and allow them to advance to their ability without restrictions. The school currently serves students from Kindergarten to Second grade.

(Pictured: Dr. Rich Parenti & Sharon Hershman)

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