Welcome to Encinal's After School Activity Page

  • After School Programs at Encinal

    **All on-campus after school programs are on hold. The following vendors are offering virtual programs.  You can visit their websites for more information and registration.


    **Starfire Education -new classes this winter!**

    Starfire is offering fun STEAM classes in our micro virtual classrooms this winter. Classes are offered in Math, Coding, Engineering, Design and Computational Thinking and the Arts. We also have brand new Fun with STEAM virtual lab activities and MathTastic help sessions! Starfire teachers are trained engineers, computer scientists, programmers and artists. Most importantly, they are passionate and experienced STEAM teachers with great learning tools at their fingertips. Students excel and have fun learning with Starfire!

    Registration Link: https://starfireed.secure.force.com/ClassRegistration/

    Website: https://www.starfireed.com/


    **Mad Science- new classes this winter!**

    Mad Science is offering two virtual camps during the holidays this month. These camps are hands-on, interactive, and lots of fun! Materials will be delivered. Early-bird discounts are available. 

    Reactions in Action: Dec 21-23, 10am-12pm
    Dive into the realms on the physical and chemical world in this crazy week of non-stop action and reaction! Explore our wonderlab and discover eggs that don't break, how to stay balanced and take a trip to "Spin City."  Perform spectacular hands-on experiments and continue the fun at home with the gadgets you've designed in the lab. 

    Jet Cadets: Dec 28-30, 10am-12pm
    This hands-on Mad Science program teaches you all about aerodynammics and the world above us. Explore the basic principles of flight while creating airplanes, hovercraft and ballloon copters. Learn about celestial navigation and take home a rocket you build yourself!

    Age: 6-11
    Fee: $145

    Register here: www.thebayareamadscience.org
    Questions: info@bayareamadscience.org
    Phone: 510-438-9702


    *Chef Meenu Cooking and Baking- new classes this winter!**

    Chef Meenu will be offering another series of 12 virtual cooking classes. Each class will be an hour in duration and children will learn to make one dish. Chef Meenu will send recipes and ingredient lists in advance of the session so that families can prepare accordingly. Pease email with any questions or for pricing details.



    **Pacific Art League - new classes this winter!**

    Pacific Art League (PAL) is offering a broad range of after-school online art classes taught by professional artists and art educators. 

    Art Around the World
    Monday 3:00-4:00 PM PST
    Grades 1-3

    Youth will explore the world through drawing, painting, arts & crafts and more as they learn about traditional and folk arts of the world. Explore how art and culture intersect. Learn traditional arts from countries all over the planet such as: “Kente Cloth” from Ghana, “Origami” from Japan, "Wycinanki" from Poland, "Mandalas" from India, “Rock Art” from Iran, "Pueblo Pottery" of the Americas and more. We will also learn about great famous artists who are popular to cultures like Fernando Llort in El Salvador or Romero Britta in Brazil. Students improve fine motor skills as they find connections to people throughout the world through art making. No class on presidents day week (week of 2/15) & Spring break week (week of 3/29).

    Supplies needed:
    White printer paper
    Colored printer paper
    Pencils and erasers
    Ruler and scissors
    Colored pencils
    Smooth rocks from outside
    Origami paper (optional)


    Comics and Graphic Novels
    Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 PM PST
    Grades 5-8 (Encinal 5th graders)

    Are you funny? Are you compelled by a great story? And do you like to draw? Great! Comics and Graphic Novels is the perfect class for you! Whether you're just dipping your toes in the comic ocean, or swimming confidently, this is where you need to be. We start out with basic recipes for creating character shapes, add features, give them feelings and motion, and let'm loose! The artists will focus on bringing two main characters to life- and then we see what trouble they can get into! We'll also explore lettering, textures and create a comic book cover page. There may be a bit of creative "homework" in the form of situational drawing challenges, that the artists will share with one another and receive feedback. We'll brainstorm story lines and jokes that keep viewers interested and wanting more. No class on presidents day week (week of 2/15) & Spring break week (week of 3/29).
    Supplies needed:
    Sketchbook 11x14- is a great size
    or plain printer will also be fine (plus a folder to keep everything in)
    Pencils and erasers
    Ruler and scissors
    Sharpies, thin and ultra thin
    Colored pencils or markers

    See the full list of classes at www.pacificartleague.org.




    Soccer Shots

    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.



    Drawing with Young Rembrandts

    Come draw with Young Rembrandts and get a full hour of developing vocabulary, fine motor skills and art techniques. Best thing? Each time your child takes a class, they will be walking away with a complete piece of artwork.


    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!
    Visit www.kidizens.com for more information!

    Euro School of Tennis

    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 equipment. Please email us for any questions: ast@euroschooloftennis.com or call (510)491-3007. 



    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


    Run Club Menlo Park

    This club is for Encinal 3-5th graders and we have 5 spaces left for this fall. The head coach is Scott Paterson who has coached the Encinal girl's runing team for the past 5 seasons.  We have been given a permit by Atherton to hold practices at Holbrook Palmer Park. We will be running wearing masks (many XC programs around the nation are doing so) and practicing social distancing. No running experience required. We focus on fun, social-emotional learning, AND serious running skills! Practices are Mondays/Fridays 3:30-5pm. 20 practices. Cost: $300. For full details, please contact Scott Paterson at scott@poverty2prosperity.org or 650-444-1001.


    Bulldog Gym

    Remote personal training with Bulldog Gym! Train from home. Book your sessions here: https://www.bulldogsportsandfitness.com/personal-training


    Education Francaise Bay Area

    Education Française Bay Area is offering virtual K-12th courses during the 2020-2021 school year for all levels of students, from complete beginners to bilingual speakers. Learn more about the EFB@ Digital French School and register here:  https://efba.us/efba-digital-french-school/


    Hwa Shin Chinese School



  • 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.