After School Enrichment (Winter/Spring 2017)

  • Classes run from January 9th – May 19th
  • No classes during conference week (February 27th – March 3rd)
  • See all class descriptions and registration information below



Grade Level:  K – 5th
Day/Time: Mondays – Thursdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $650

Qiao Ji Mandarin after school provides an excellent progressive language learning in a fun and nurturing environment. We teach students using a basic Pin Yin system systematically developing reading, writing as well as speaking Mandarin. Our Mandarin teaching program integrates project-based cultural celebrations with hands on classroom learning. In addition to four days of practical language training, Monday through Thursday, we introduce Chinese/Japanese Abacus math on Friday. All of our Qiao Ji Mandarin instructors are native speakers experienced in teaching Mandarin and working with children. We are committed to building a solid foundation of life-time learning in Chinese for our kids.

This Mandarin program is a 4 day a week program. The idea is that students enrolled will stay for the entire year as the program is based on an academic curriculum that builds on skills learned in previous lessons. So unlike other enrichment afterschool programs (i.e., Lego, chess, etc.), There will therefore be no option to enroll new students during the second or third trimester as new students will already have missed language skills learned in the first trimester.

Signup/Questions: You can also call Jane Kwok at: 415-533-8477; or Wei Liu at: 415-680-5465


Grade Level:  K – 4th
Fridays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $180 + $10

Learning Mathematics with the Abacus helps boost your child’s confidence when it comes to mathematics; develop mental calculation abilities; provide a sense of achievement as the child’s proficiency improves; lead to greater mental capacity; promote intuitive thinking; enhance problem-solving capability; enhance creativity; and improve concentration and mental endurance.

Signup/Questions: Jane Kwok 415-533-8477 or; or Wei Liu 415-680-5465 or

Rhythm and Percussion – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $240

Hand percussion is much simpler than piano or guitar and allows the student to make music right away. Percussion allows for brain hemisphere balance by using both hands equally which translates well into other areas. We teach in an ensemble format where students learn to connect to the whole group, thereby aiding social emotional development. We address the math involved in rhythm which strengthens what the children learn in other classes. We will have an incredible performance at the last day of class, which culminates all the material learned.

Signup/Questions: , You may also register by calling 303-746-3039 or emailing

Chess – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
Tuesdays at 2-3 pm
Cost:  $204

We are devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, dances, and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand.

Signup/Questions: online or pick up form in the school office and make check payable to “Academic Chess”. You can also email or call 415-412-4040.

Yoga – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
 Mondays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $270

In these classes, students are introduced to yoga practices, both physical and mental. Awareness of posture and balance is encouraged. Traditional asanas such as Sun Salutations A & B will be taught in a way that engages their perceptions of breath and body movement, from simple to more complex. There will be an emphasis on breath, mental focus, visualization and self-awareness including the art of silence. Basic traditional chants will be introduced.

Yoga Mats required – They can be stored at the school for the session.

Class size: minimum 5, max 14.

Signup/Questions: Krista Kahl – email, 213-453-5904.  I am a certified 200YTT and studied at Purusha Yoga, SF.

Art – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
 Thursdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $350 (includes materials)

All students will make an art journal on the first day to personalize and use weekly throughout the session. Emphasis on using their imagination is key. Lessons will include drawing fundamentals: basic drawing of shapes, shading, building up to 3-dimensional images. Drawing traditional and abstract scenes with animals, landscapes/environment, imaginary ideas/concepts. Lessons on all basic mediums (pencil, charcoal, crayon, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor), along with primary, secondary color blending, light and shadow. While teaching these lessons, I will bring in/use samples of well-known artists through the history of art so that children can associate with them in various ways and learn to understand that art can have multiple purposes and meaning. My goal in teaching art to children is to plant a seed early in their development to have an outlet of expression that may otherwise be wordless or difficult to express, as well as introduce a place where they can use their imagination in ways that can build self-esteem, confidence and find a sense of freedom to explore their inner and outer world.

Class size: minimum 5 and max 14.

Signup/Questions: 213-453-5904 Tuition assistance is offered to qualified students.

Lafayette Chorus

Grade Level:  3rd – 5th
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $255

Lafayette Choir is a large group chorus of boys and girls looking to gain valuable performance experience. Learn to sing harmony, work with professional musicians. Solo Opportunities!

Lafayette Chorus: You can sing in the shower, with the radio, and around the campfire. Now you can add chorus to your rock star resume! We’re offering a fun and exciting opportunity to learn to sing with others! Lafayette Choir is a large group chorus with a focus on collaboration with other young aspiring musicians. We cover pop, musicals, classics, and standards. Join us in a journey to find soul, to stoke passion, and best of all, to make music!

Lafayette Chorus: Learn exciting new skills in your musical journey! Including vocal coaching, audition technique, and stage movement. This is a fun, creative group of kids who value music, and work to perfect their vocal and stage skills. Lafayette Chorus is a vocal performance group open to all who have a desire to sing. From first-time beginners to performers with a couple seasons of experience, it’s about having FUN singing in a variety of styles, from kids’ favorite pop hits, to classic rock and Motown.

Signup/Questions: or call Victor at: 415-812-5807


Grade Level:  2nd – 5th
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $240

Grade Level:  K – 1st
Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $225

CAPOEIRA is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, music and dance, and acrobatics. It was developed by African slaves in order to disguise their martial arts from slave masters and other authorities. Through ritual and culture, capoeira helps people of all ages develop self-esteem, coordination, strength, flexibility, self-control, and cooperative skills. Minimum of 10 students and maximum of 20.

Classes led by Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips, a student of Mestre Urubu Malandro.

Signup/Questions: or by email:

Legos, Pre-Engineering Using Legos

Session 1 (Winter):  Jedi Engineering Using Lego, Jan 10-Mar. 21. $200 – (view flyer)
Grade Level:  K – 2nd
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3:30 pm
Cost:  $200

Session 2 (Spring):  Intro to STEM with Lego, Apr. 4-May 16, $140 – (view flyer)
Grade Level:  K – 2nd
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3:30 pm
Cost:  $140

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

Signup/Questions:  Aaron at


Grade Level:  3rd – 5th
Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3:15 pm
Cost:  Free

Coding is taught by our technology teacher Ms. Tong. Students will be programming on Scratch through Google’s CS First curriculum. They will also have opportunities to code with other programs. Advanced students may continue working on any ongoing projects begun on Scratch, Code Academy, Khan Academy or other programs.

Limited to 25 students.

Rhythm and Movement

Grade Level:  K – 1st
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $240

The class incorporates tumbling, creative movement and live drumming.



Grade Level:  K – 5th
 Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm
Cost:  $260

Chef Lamia Cooking Through hands-on culinary classes, kids learn to make healthy food choices, the sciences part of it, then show off their smarts back by creating farm-to-table healthy meals from scratch like how to make homemade:

  1. Guacamole and healthy crackers
  2. Organic yogurt and Organic ricotta
  3. organic hummus
  4. Organic molded chocolate

They’ll learn about kitchen safety and healthy cooking techniques, explore world cuisines and expand their petite palates in classes.


Creative Folkloric Dance – view flyer

Grade Level:  2nd – 5th
 Fridays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $225

Creative Folkloric is a multi-cultural dance class for kids, inspired by folkloric dances of Hawaii, Brazil, Philippines and more.