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    Encinal After School Program Coordinators

    Please contact the ASP Coordinator, Laura Wiggs, with any questions or concerns at afterschoolactivities@encinalschool.com 

     Please note:

    The after school programs and sports listed on the Encinal School website are organized and run by vendors that are unaffiliated with Encinal School or the Menlo Park City School District. Encinal School is not responsible for the content of the vendors' websites or for the conduct of the activities they provide and is not liable for any damages or negative consequences from participation in any of the listed activities.  Although parent volunteers strive to keep the information on this website up-to-date, parents should always contact the vendor for the latest status of the activities as well as meeting dates and times, which may change from time to time.  In addition, Encinal School is not responsible for supervising children after the end of the school day. 
    Parents should make their own arrangements for ensuring their children’s arrival and participation in the activity or activities for which they are enrolled.

    Employees and volunteers of Encinal School, Encinal PTO, and the Menlo Park City School District are not liable for any errors, omissions, or changes to any of the information or activities listed herein.

Welcome to Encinal's After School Activity Page

  • After School Programs at Encinal


    The listing below is of programs that may be offered by vendors throughout the school year.  Not all classes are offered each session.


    Index Of Classes

    Bulldog Youth Flag Football

    Chef Meenu's Cooking and Baking

    Drawing with Young Rembrandts

    Encinal Piano Group

    Encinal Ukelele Group

    Euro School of Tennis

    Hatch Learning's PockeTurtle Robot Programming

    Hwa Shin Chinese School


    Mad Science

    Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Youth Lacrosse

    Pacific Arts League

    Run Club Menlo Park

    Soccer Shots 

    Starfire Education


    Encinal Piano Group

    The Encinal Piano Group is open to students in grades K-2.  Learn piano in a fun social group atmosphere! Group piano class provides students an excellent introduction to the keyboard and prepares them for more serious private study as well as playing in a band/ensemble. Most importantly, students will begin to develop the skill of playing music with their peers which provides a lifelong benefit.  Our teachers focus on developing the students’ core keyboard skills: hand position, note-reading, chord vocabulary, rhythm, and theory while rehearsing a repertoire of rock, pop, and classical songs. Click here for more class and rental information.


    Encinal Ukelele Group - new!

    The uke is an excellent instrument on which to learn how to play music. It's relatively simple to learn, easy to tote around, inexpensive, super fun, and timelessly popular!  In this ensemble, we will jump right into the fun stuff and learn how to play music on the ukulele. By the end of the course, students will know a few chord positions, will be able to play a couple of songs on the ukulele, and be able to sing along. Students must have their own ukulele (to bring to class and to practice at home) which is easily available for purchase at most music stores in the area.  We also offer an instrument rental program.  Please email us if you would like to rent a uke.  Click here for more class and rental information.


    Bulldog Youth Flag Football and Fitness Fun

    Whether your child is an aspiring competitive athlete or just in need of some general fitness, this class with Bulldog will TEACH, COACH, and especially INSPIRE your child through funworkouts & our famous flag football scrimmages. Send your child for some safe/healthy workouts outside on the grass in the fresh air. Arrive in cleats (optional) and bring a water bottle! Click here for more information and to register. 


    Run Club Menlo Park - new!

    Run Club is for 3rd-5th grade girls. The head coach is Scott Paterson who has coached the Encinal girls running team for the past 7 seasons. Practices are held at Encinal's track. No running experience required. First Rule of Run Club: Have Fun! Practices are Mondays/Fridays 3:15-4:45pm. 20 practices. Cost: $350. For full details, please contact Scott Paterson at scott@runclubmenlopark.org or 650-444-1001 or see RunClubMenloPark.org  


    Hatch Learning's PockeTurtle's Robot Programming new!

    Designed by Stanford Artificial Intelligence professor David Zhu, PockeTurtle is a novel Computational Thinking curriculum that is currently being implemented rapidly at 1000s of elementary schools in Korea and China and is quickly gaining popularity in the Bay Area. “PockeTurtle Level 1”, a class offered by Hatch Learning, is taught to K-2 kids by Stanford Computer Science students. The curriculum, based around a small turtle-like robot and carefully designed colorful tools and booklets, teaches children to fully visualize problems and solutions by merging their thoughts with the physical environment. They then test their reasoning by ‘teaching’, or programming, their turtle robot to solve the task. “PockeTurtle Level 1” is unique in that it brings programming away from computer screens and onto student’s desks, making for a much more natural and collaborative Computer Science learning experience for K-2 kids.


    Starfire Education -Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022

    Students learn to think like 21st century mathematicians, scientists, engineers, programmers, design thinkers, and artists. Your child will learn-by-doing, solving interesting, challenging problems, hands-on, with professional coaching from fun passionate mathematicians, scientists, engineers, programmers, design thinkers, and artists.  The Starfire Way is to create opportunities for students to learn through discovery by solving problems. Starfire programs are highly interactive, team based, learn-by-doing, hands-on, discovery learning experiences. Learning through discovery and hands-on activities lasts a lifetime.  Click here for more information and to register.  www.StarfireEd.com, info@starfireed.com 


    Mad Science-Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022

    Our primary goal is to deliver the best, most entertaining and educational science activities for children in the Bay Area. Our team of dynamic Mad Scientists present quality programming. They are thoroughly screened, trained and evaluated to ensure the safety, quality and reliability of our after-school programs. During after-school programs, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more! Click here for more information and to register.  www.thebayareamadscience.org

     Chef Meenu's Cooking and Baking



    Pacific Art League -Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022

    Multi-Media Art! Experiment with different materials in this fun and creative after‐school art class by The Pacific Art League. Explore art through a variety of materials: watercolor, acrylic, pastels, and clay. Projects are inspired by nature, animals, favorite things and artists. PAL provides art classes for students K-2nd and 3rd-5th. Call (650) 321‐3891 or click here for more information and to register. www.pacificartleague.org

     Soccer Shots Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022


    Help your children stay active while staying in the comfort of your home by hosting a Soccer Shots Neighborhood or Backyard Camp! A Soccer Shots coach will come to your home and run a private session for your child(ren) and friends in the privacy of your backyard. All of our camps feature low coach-to-player ratios, professional staff, and an age-appropriate curriculum. Click here for more information and to register. https://bayarea.soccershots.com


    Drawing with Young Rembrandts Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022

    Young Rembrandts teaches drawing, the fundamental skill of visual arts to children grades K-2. We intentionally offer child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark children’s interest and increase knowledge retention. Our classes are fun, engaging and affordable. They offer children a safe, comfortable place to talk about art, learn drawing skills and have fun while surrounded by creativity and encouragement. Parents can expect improved attention to detail, time on task, improved handwriting and fine motor skills along with discipline, persistence, patience and an overall “I-can-do-it” attitude.

    Click here for more information and to register.


    Kidizens Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022

    Kidizens Fall online classes have begun! Join us for a semester of virtual city building, collaboration, and of course LEGO fun! Looking for a fun way to end the week and a great way to spend time with friends? We are proud to announce Club Kidizens! It's an all-new virtual social hangout space for LEGO aficionados of all levels and experience! Click here for more information and to register.


    Euro School of Tennis Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022

    After School Tennis is GREAT way to learn the basics of tennis. Your aspiring athlete will work on their coordination, conditioning, teamwork and sportsmanship all while learning a fun new way to stay active and healthy for the rest of their lives!Our Fall session is from 9/14 - 12/14   on Mondays for K-2nd Grades -  3:30pm - 4:30pm & for 3rd to 5th grade - 4:30pm - 5:30pm (No class: 11/23)Cost for 13 classes is $390 at Willow Oaks Parks Tennis courts.  We provide all equipmentVisit www.euroschooloftennis.com/after-school-programs/ for more information.


    Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Youth Lacrosse

    Dedicated to working with boys and girls in a positive coaching environment that helps foster a desire and passion for lacrosse. Right now we are offering a beginner through advanced lacrosse Fall Program for boys and girls 6-14 years old. Sessions will be held on Sundays, September 27-November 8th at Hillview Middle School. M-A Grizzlies will follow San Mateo County Health Order guidelines, including non-contact, groups of 12 or less, division by gender/age. Please contact Matt Bond at mtbond@jhu.edu with any questions. For more information, registration, and Covid-related protocol please visit us at menloathertonlacrosse.com


    Hwa Shin Chinese School Info coming soon for School Year 2021-2022