After-School Programs

  • The Hillview PTO works with independent vendors to offer a wide range of engaging after-school programs (ASPs). From language arts to athletics to technology, the programs allow students to explore new interests and challenges. The success of each program is dependent on participation from the Hillview community; ASPs can only be offered if the minimum participation numbers are reached. Scholarships can be arranged by the PTO for qualifying students.


    Hillview ASP Coordinator

    Tara Carranza Chapman -

    2021 - 2022

    Our program providers are offering a variety in-person as well as some virtual after school options for this school year. Most of our after school programs will be offered through Homeroom, our ASP registration and management site.  Where registration is directly through the provider's site and not on Homeroom, it will be a unique link below.


    After school classes begin after Labor Day and not all programs begin the same week. Please continue to check back as additional classes can be added. 

  • Course Descriptions:

    Starfire Education

    Students learn to think like 21st century mathematicians, scientists, engineers, programmers, design thinkers, and artists. Your child will learn-by-doing, through discovery, and by solving interesting, challenging, hands-on problems with professional coaching from fun & inspiring STEAM professionals. Starfire class sizes are small; our student-to-teacher ratio never exceeds eight-to-one. We are so excited to welcome your child to our STEAM learning community!



    Junior Chef Stars

    Fall Cooking:  Looking for a hands on, tasty activity for your Jr. Chef?  Join us this Fall as we provide your aspiring chef with the tools necessary to create, cook, and learn. Celebrate the bounty of fall as our curriculum covers nutrition, seasonal cooking, knife skills, the purpose of core ingredients and the many cultural aspects of food all while learning critical life skills, making new friends and having a blast!  Register:


    Hwa Shin Chinese School

    Online Mandarin classes via Zoom.  For more information and to register visit:


    Six-Fifty 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 intermediate lacrosse Fall Program for boys and girls K-3 and 4th-8th grade. No equipment required; lacrosse sticks provided. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays starting Sept 14th at Nealon Park from 3:30-4:30pm. Please contact Matt Bond at with any questions. For more information, registration, and Covid-related protocol please visit


    Omega Teaching

    Writing Workouts feature short, in-class exercises designed to complement Hillview’s class work.  Seminars will be highly interactive and fun. Students will participate and practice the common criteria needed to write well in any genre: Voice, Audience, Structure and Editing (VASE).


    Please choose either Wednesday or Thursday class. Size is limited to 15 students.  Students will have the opportunity to review, discuss and present their writing, including writing for school assignments. No homework.  Join at any time.  Drop-in fees and scholarships available. 


    Register Wednesday:


    Register Thursday:


    France Ecole

    French Club - ​​Our ‘French Club’ program is the perfect place for French speaking middle- school aged youth to stimulate and advance their language-learning adventure. We take a unique youth relevant approach to the French language which captures their natural curiosity by focusing on subjects like film, music, famous authors, newspaper articles,  French cuisine as well as the vital role France played in American history. Being a French Club member will not only stimulate the mind but will also enhance the multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity of the youth because we present the language as a lens to view and appreciate the diversity of the major French speaking nations of the world. Come join us this semester! Registration:


    J Ace J Music

    Acoustic Guitar:  This is a fun class for kids to learn how to play acoustic guitar.  Kids will learn about song structure, music theory, strumming, picking, tuning, rhythm and group interaction.  This class is for all skill levels  Registration:


    Rock Band Class:  This is a fun group class designed to teach kids how to play music in a rock band setting.  This class is for kids of all skill levels, but 2-3 months experience on their instrument is very beneficial.  Registration:


    Please note:
    The after school programs and sports listed on the Hillview School website are organized and run by vendors that are unaffiliated with Hillview or the Menlo Park City School District. Hillview 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, Hillview Middle 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 Hillview, Hillview 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.