After School Care
A safe space where kids can be kids.
Our After School Program is designed to enhance the time spent on campus outside of school hours. Children can play, learn, and create through diverse extra-curricular activities such as science, sports, arts, and learning lab. With the children’s well-being always in mind, we provide a stimulating and safe environment all year long.
Our programs encourage creative and artistic expression, as well as physical and cognitive growth of our students. Students are stimulated to think and create, and expend their energies in a safe, secure environment.
We offer the following activities and vacation care outside of school hours:
General Child Care
Childcare is available until 6:15pm daily on Oak Street and 6:00pm on Page Street.
Children in the After School Program will have access to a number of activities, including Learning Lab, Arts & Crafts, Library (Grades 3 - 8), outdoor sports and games.
The After School Program also offers a number of Extracurricular Classes for children enrolled in the program. Classes include individual music lessons, sports, foreign language lessons, dance, and technology. There is an extra cost associated with our extracurricular classes (prices vary).
Extracurricular Classes are offered for Lower and Middle School students. The classes are generally one hour long and run for nine weeks in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Learning Lab is offered 3 days per week and provides a space for students in Grades 3 - 5 to work at their own level and explore interests or passion projects. In the Learning Lab, time is divided into three segments: independent reading in both French and English; self-paced math practice; and personalized practice or genius time. Modeled after Genius Hour at Google, genius time allows students to generate an idea, create something to be shared, and reflect on their process and product.
The Learning Lab is staffed by members of the Academic Tech and Library teams, Lower School Administration, and the Teaching and Learning staff. Students are provided with small group or individual support as needed.
There are no additional costs associated with Learning Lab if your child is enrolled in the After School Program.
Dates and Times:
Monday - Wednesday, 4:00-5:00pm (Students will play on the yard and have a snack before going to Learning Lab at 4:00.)
Study Hall is offered on Thursdays for Grade 5 only.
The After School Program also provides tutoring for students enrolled in the program. All tutors must be pre-approved by the school. Rates vary based on the individual tutor.
All-day vacation care is available through the After School Program during Parent-Teacher Conferences and Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks. The same familiar faces of the After School Program provide the students with a number of enriching activities during the day, including:
- Arts and Crafts
- Seasonal Projects
- Field Trips
- Daily hands-on presentations from kid-friendly Bay Area groups, ranging from pottery-making to exploring the natural world and beyond.
Four times during the academic year, we offer a one-week camp to expose students in Grades PK-8 to Soccer. Instruction is given by Head Coach Jared Windt, holder of a USSF C license and part of the National Champions ODP 2008.
All of our soccer camps are designed to develop fundamental/technical skills, competitive mindset, leadership capabilities, and a love for the game.
The directory includes key information and a brief description for each participating camp from 2019 – covering all age groups (Grade K - 12) and various categories: High School Study Abroad/Travel Programs, Sleep Away, Multi-Activity Day Camps, Outdoor/Nature, Science/Technology, Arts/Dance/Theater/Cooking, and Sports.
Join us for the Camp Fair hosted by the Parent Association at the French American International School and International High School, on Feb 1 2020, 9:30a-12:30p at 151 Oak Street to learn more about 2020 camp offerings.
For inquiries, please contact CampFairFAIS@gmail.com.
Camp Doodle is an incubator for kids to grow their creative intelligence through making and art. Weekly programs are designed around themes such as basic engineering, propulsion, circuitry, and the always-popular Playscapes carnival. Extended care and multi-week discounts are available. Find more information and register on the Camp Doodle website.
There are three payment options available to families:
- Hourly Drop-In Rate: $12.50/hour
- Hourly Pre-Paid: $8.50/hour (You must have a valid FACTS plan or create one prior to selecting this plan)
- Yearly Rate: $2,900 (Includes morning care, after school care, vacation care weeks, and parent-teacher conference days. Extra-curricular classes, soccer camps, and parent-teacher workshops are not included.) The Yearly Plan is payable by check only and is due by September 15. Financial aid is available.
Families can select the plan that best fits their needs on the After School Program form that accompanies the Lower School Back-to-School Packets.