After School Enrichment (Fall 2017)

  • Classes run from September 11th – December 21st
  • No classes during conference week (November 27th – December 1st)
  • 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. 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 semester as new students will already have missed language skills learned in the first semester.

Signup/Questions: or You can also call Jane Kwok at: 415-533-8477; or Wei Liu at: 415-680-546

Chess – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
Tuesdays at 2-3 pm
Cost:  $182

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 with Krista – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
 Mondays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $216

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 of Animals – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
 Thursdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $275 (includes materials)

In this class, students will use an array of materials and techniques to explore animals in our world and lives in an all ages, interdisciplinary studio-workshop setting. Utilizing 5 types of animals in our world: wild, domesticated/farm, pets, birds and insects. We will expand on each type of animal in their habitats, geography, natural patterns and history to create art each week. For example, using shapes, colors, for drawing, collage, cartooning and mixed media with natural materials; the ultimate goal being fun and learning about the natural world in contrast to city life, so as to expand children’s imaginations.

Class size: minimum 5 and max 14.

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

Capoeira – view flyer

Grade Level:  1st – 2nd
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $180

Grade Level:  3rd – 5th
Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $165

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:

Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 2nd
Day/Time: Thursday, 2-3:30 pm
Cost:  $260

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Fire Trucks, Space Stations, Tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.


Questions:  Aaron at

Coding Club

Grade Level:  3rd – 5th
Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3:30 pm
Cost:  Free

Coding is taught by our STEM teacher, Ms. Tong.  Students will be programming using Scratch through Google’s CS First curriculum.  They will also have opportunities to code with other programs. Advanced students may work on any ongoing projects begun in Scratch, Code Academy, Khan Academy or others. Limited to 25 students.



Chef Lamia Cooking – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 5th
 Thursdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $350 (including materials and ingredients) 20% discount for returning students

Kids learn to create farm-to-table meals from scratch, to make healthy food choices, to understand food science, and to adopt food safety habits.

Hands on class menus include cooking classes, aprons, ingredients and material.

Lessons incorporate new culinary techniques, exploration of international cuisines, and expansion of the palate.

*** Organic ingredients used as much as possible ***


Signup/Questions: email or call 415-971-5259

Rhythm + MVMNT – view flyer

Grade Level:  K – 1st
Tuesdays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $195

The class focuses on creative movement using rhythmic exploration, multicultural storytelling, and gymnastics.


AcroDance view flyer

Grade Level:  2nd – 5th
Day/Time: Fridays, 2-3 pm
Cost:  $180

The class incorporates tumbling, creative movement and live drumming.