Posted on October 5th, 2012

2017-2018 School Schedule

Below is our current schedule of after school programs. This page is updated regularly, as new schools and programs are continuously being added. As always, our lesson topics and activities are different each session and do not repeat, so students who have participated in the past can participate again without doing the same thing twice. The session number listed for each school corresponds to a session in our schedule of topics. You can visit the "Programs" section of this site to see what topics and activities will be presented during the current session at your child's school.
For enrollment information, contact us or your school office. All programs run for 5 weeks unless stated otherwise. Dates listed are the starting date for each club. If you do not see your child's school on the schedule, please give us a call at 412.965.3497 to discuss bringing the Lab Ratz Science Club to your school. And, please, stay posted-more programs will be listed soon!

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Lab Ratz Science Club School Schedule    

​Central Elementary Hampton Twp. 11/8/17 through 12/13/17 no class 11/22/17 3:30PM-4:30PM

​Poff Elementary Hampton Twp. 11/16/17 through 12/14/17 no class 11/23/17 3:15PM-4:15PM 

January through May 2018

​Osborne Elementary-Quaker Valley 1/8/18 through 2/12/18 no class 1/15/18, 3:45PM-4:45PM

​Edgeworth Elementary-Quaker Valley 1/9/18 through 2/6/18, 3:45PM-4:45PM

​O'hara Elementary-Fox Chapel 1/11/18 through 2/8/218 open to grades K-2. 3:50PM-5PM

Lincoln Elementary-Mt. Lebanon 2/5/18 through 3/12/18 no class 2/19/18 grades 1-2, 3:45PM-4:45PM

Streams Elementary-Upper St. Clair 2/6/18 through 3/6/18 grades 2-3, 2:50PM-4PM

​Mother of Sorrows-Murrysville 2/7/18 through 3/7/18, 3:15PM-4:15PM

​Jefferson Elementary-Mt. Lebanon 3/13/18 through 4/10/18 grades 1-2, 3:45PM-4:45PM





To inquire about what experiments your school is doing please call 412.965.3497!


All programs are instructed by trained and certified Lab Ratz Science Inc. staff members. All instructors and assistants hold all current clearances required according to Pennsylvania state law.

If you do not see your school on this list and would like to bring Lab Ratz Science Club to your school, please contact us!

Follow us on Facebook Here

Now you can follow the Lab Ratz Science Club on Facebook. Find out what lesson and activity your children will be doing each week at their school, meet your student’s instructors, find out when T-Shirts will be handed at your school. And, starting this month we will be launching the “Experiment of the Week” with weekly at-home experiment ideas and will announce special events and Star Parties all from our Facebook page. You might even find you or your child in our photo album!

Cancellation Policy

It is the policy of Lab Ratz Science Inc, that all club sessions cancelled, due to weather related or other unforeseen school closings, be made up at the end of the program. If a club meeting is cancelled the program will continue for an additional week to make up the cancelled session. All cancelled club meetings will be made up by lengthening the duration of the program in this manner.

If you wish to withdraw from a program or if you know in advance that your child will miss a meeting, we can issue a partial refund or reduce the enrollment fee. Refunds can be issued only for the remaining portion of the program. Reduced enrollment fees must be discussed and agreed upon in advance. Refunds and reductions are calculated at a rate of $10 per student per hour. This rate is also applied to adding meetings to programs in excess of the standard 5 meetings.

Dismissal Policy

It is the policy of Lab Ratz Science Inc. that children be dismissed from after-school programs only to a parent or guardian, or other adult. Students will not be permitted by staff members to leave the building hosting the program until an adult has picked them up. Students will not be permitted to meet parents outside unless accompanied by a staff member or supervisor. When picking up children after a program, parents must come in to the building to receive their child/children. Children who are to be picked up by an adult other than their legal parent/guardian should bring a note requesting that they be released to an adult other than their legal parent/guardian. The only exception to this will be made for students who are to walk home and are registered with their school as 'walkers' or who have a note from their legal parent/guardian requesting that they walk home.
Additionally, we are in no way a substitute for child care. Parents are expected to be on time for pick up. Our instructors are often scheduled to teach several consecutive programs each afternoon. This leaves them with a finite amount of time to leave one site and arrive at another. In the event that a parent is late, a fee of $1 per minute, after ten (10) minutes will be assessed. We do understand that occasionally emergencies occur and this fee is not intended to punish people who are victims of chance, unforseen events that are beyond control. If there is an emergency and a parent will be late, you are expected to contact us by phone, immediately, and notify us of the situation so that we may make any necessary arrangements.

Free T-Shirt Distribution Policy

Each student participating in regularly scheduled Lab Ratz Science Club after-school Science Programs, at regular price are entitled one Laboratory T-shirt. Programs paid for by school districts or offered at discounted rates may or may not include T-shirts. Students may receive only one free T-shirt per school year (additional T-shirts may be purchased, however). T-shirts will not necessarily be distributed at the first meeting of the club, but will be distributed prior to the end of the program. All first-time participants for a given school year will receive a shirt. The free T-shirt has no cash value and may not be redeemed for a discount or other merchandise.

Returned Check Policy

A fee of $45 will be assesed for all returned checks.