After School at SF Day

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After your children finish another memorable day at school, we are happy to provide a safe and supportive environment at the After-school Enrichment Program (AEP). We understand that each student has individual needs and our program allows families to customize their after-school schedule to best fit the needs of their student. Families may choose to allow students to play, complete their homework, or participate in enrichment classes.

 

Program

Grade Levels

Focus

Schedule

Registration

AEP

K-4

After-school care for lower school students

M-F; 2:15-6:00PM

Drop-In

The Commons

5-8

After-school care for upper school students

M-F; 3:15-6:00PM

Drop-In

Day Camps

K-8

Camp during vacations & parent/teacher conferences

M-F; 8:00AM-6:00PM
(Full/half day options)

Online pre-registration

Enrichment Classes

K-8

Enrichment classes

M-F after-school; varies

Online pre-registration

Music 1:1

K-8

Individual music instruction

Varies

Online pre-registration

Summer Camps

K-8

Enrichment courses, sports, robotics/coding, etc. during summer

June-August; varies

Online pre-registration

To enroll or learn more about AEP and additional after-school offerings, contact Rob Eifler, Director of After-School Programs (reifler@sfday.org) or 415-568-3650.

Enrichment Classes

AEP Class Schedule: Spring 2019
March 25 - June 5, 2019
No classes: April 5, April 8-12, May 27

Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled or two sessions may be combined into one. If classes are cancelled, you will be notified. Families enrolled in discounted tuition are eligible to register for one enrichment class per block, per student, at the same discounted rate. Class fees will be added to your bill.

There are no classes when school is closed or on school half days.

To sign up for classes, please email your preferences to Rob Eifler, Director of After-School Programs. 

Class Descriptions

Gymnastics (K): Monday 2:20-3:20 pm

Gymnastics
Monday 2:20-3:20 p.m. (K)
Instructor: AcroSports
Fee: $300

AcroSports will be returning to San Francisco Day School to offer their introductory gymnastics class for our younger students.  Students learn basic jumps, rolls, and tumbling on our mats while incorporating strength and flexibility throughout the practice. Students will develop their spatial awareness, coordination, and balance. The class includes warm-ups and stretching, tumbling instruction, and group games.  This class is only for Kindergarten students and will be capped at 10 students.

Gymnastics (1-4): Monday 3:30-4:30 pm

Gymnastics
Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (1-4)
Instructor: AcroSports
Fee: $300

AcroSports will be returning to San Francisco Day School to offer their introductory gymnastics class for our younger students.  Students learn basic jumps, rolls, and tumbling on our mats while incorporating strength and flexibility throughout the practice. Students will develop their spatial awareness, coordination, and balance. The class includes warm-ups and stretching, tumbling instruction, and group games.  This class will be capped at 10 students.

Clay (K-8): Monday 3:30-4:30 pm

Clay: Fun, Form & Function
Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (K-8)
Artist: Len Carella
Fee: $300

Let’s get our hands in clay!  This class is for new and experienced clay workers.  We will work on a variety of projects, functional and decorative, based on the wishes of the participants.  We’ll explore a variety of techniques of working with clay, slab work, and coil building, etc.

Len Carella has worked in clay for 20 years creating both functional ware and sculpture.  He works full time from his studio in San Francisco.  His work is carried at retail shops, websites and galleries around the U.S.  To see a wide variety of his work, please follow him on Instagram: @lencarella.com.

Chess Wizards (1-4): Monday 3:45-4:45pm

Chess Wizards
Monday 3:45-4:45 p.m. (1-4)
Instructor: Chess Wizards
Fee: $300

Chess Wizards will be returning to San Francisco Day School to offer their great programming and instruction to our lower school students.  Chess Wizards offers fun, intellectual, and challenging chess education and tournament experiences to children of all abilities and ages.  Their curriculum is designed to impart the many benefits of learning chess - such as critical thinking, sportsmanship, and learning from our mistakes in a challenging and exciting way.

Toyology - Science Through Toys (K): Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm

Toyology: Science Through Toys
Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm (K)
Fee: $350

In these exciting hands-on science classes, we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism, and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. The classes will be taught by our award-winning staff. Each student will make and take home:

  • Thumbapult
  • Tubular Conductivity Robot
  • Krazy Kaleidoscope
  • Rubber Band Powered Ladybug
  • And more . .

Lego Robotics (4-8): Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm

Lego Robotics
Tuesday 3:45-4:45 p.m. (4-8)
Fee: $350

Learn or improve your skills with the Lego EV3 robots to get ready for the First Lego League Robotics competitions (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge#challenge) which takes place in the fall. Students new to Lego robotics will build and learn to program the robots to complete tasks and missions. More experienced students will get the chance to improve their coding skills. Using the practice table and online forums to complete missions that incorporate the use of sensors and line following in their code.

Visual Storytelling (K-8): Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm

Visual Storytelling: Comics, Animation, Film and Storybook
Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm (K-8)
Instructor: Sam Sharpe
Fee: $300

In the visual storytelling class, we will be exploring how artists make work for comics, animation, film and storybooks. Students will learn fun tips to improve both their writing and drawing skills as they tell stories through comics, flip-books, videos, painting and stop motion animation. Sam is a talented cartoon and graphic novel artist who has been inspiring young comic creators for many years.

Cooking (All Ages): Tuesday 3:45-5:15 pm

Cooking
Tuesday 3:45-5:15 p.m. (All Ages)
Fee: $375

Cooking Around the World will be returning to San Francisco Day School to offer their wonderful curriculum designed to educate students about healthy eating and the basics of cooking.  Each lesson will consist of the completion of two recipes from the country of the day and teaching students more about that specific nation. Upon completion, they will get to enjoy their food.  They do a great job of taking into account students' allergies and other dietary restrictions.

Drama (K): Wednesday 2:30-3:15 pm

Drama
Wednesday 2:30-3:15 p.m. (K)
Fee: $325

The Wizard of Oz

Play, create and explore with a themed drama workshop. Together, we’ll travel over the rainbow and use drama games and activities to explore the characters and themes of this beloved story. Our actors will become munchkins, flying monkeys, witches and wizards to help Dorothy discover there’s no place like home. We’ll end the session with a presentation of scenes and improvisations. This activity encourages storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format.

Drama (1-4): Wednesday 3:15-4:15 pm

Drama
Wednesday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1st-4th)
Fee: $325

The Wizard of Oz

Play, create and explore with a themed drama workshop. Together, we’ll travel over the rainbow and use drama games and activities to explore the characters and themes of this beloved story. Our actors will become munchkins, flying monkeys, witches and wizards to help Dorothy discover there’s no place like home. We’ll end the session with a presentation of scenes and improvisations. This activity encourages storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format.

Creating with Fiber & Metal Arts (K-8): Wednesday 3:35-4:35 pm

Creating with Fabric & Metal Arts with Ms. Richards
Wednesday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (K-8)
Artist: Karen Richards; Artist Intern: Tavi De Leon (SF Day alum)
Fee: $350

This class will explore all types of textiles from yarn to fabric and many metals from wire to sheet metal. Students will study textile arts techniques such as sewing, crochet and weaving. Using metal arts techniques and tools they will cut, shape and connect metal. We will combine fiber and metal in many of our functional and sculptural creations. Tavi De Leon is a SF Day alum who loved working in Art Forts and is returning to help out.

Grow Your Drawing & Printmaking Talent (K-8): Wednesday 3:35-4:35 pm

Grow Your Drawing & Printmaking Talent 
Wednesday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (K-8)
Instructor: Grady Gordon
Fee: $350

So you want to be great at drawing? Drawing “hang out” with our beloved Mr. Gordon is for you! This after-school arts class is designed to help you discover the secrets and shortcuts to better drawing habits. Mr. Gordon makes drawing fun with games and a chance to explore many different drawing tools. Mr. Gordon is known for his exquisite printmaking and drawing skills. His work is shown and sold in galleries throughout the world. His love of monsters, superheroes, and mythical creatures is contagious. This class helps students illustrate their creative thinking and ability to draw what they see.

Kindergarten Art Unlimited (K): Thursday 2:30-3:30 pm

Kindergarten Art Unlimited 
Thursday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Artist: Issy Taylor

This class is designed to help our youngest artists celebrate their amazing imaginations while being exposed to many expressive art materials. Get to know the materials and mediums we enjoy at SF Day; clay, wood, printmaking, textiles, paint, and collage to name a few! Ms. Taylor has taught kindergarteners, first graders and AEP at SF Day for many years and loves exploring imaginative 2D and 3D projects with young artists!

 

Capoeira (1-4): Thursday 3:15-4:15 pm

Capoeira
Thursday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1-4)
Fee: $330

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of combat, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and dynamic way.  During a Capoeira session, students will learn martial arts techniques, discover acrobatics, play musical instruments and explore cultures.  Capoeira improves coordination, builds flexibility, enhances concentration, boosts self-confidence and promotes an active lifestyle.  This unique technique and educational approach to fitness make Capoeira a martial art like no other!

Woodworking Wonders (K-8): Thursday 3:40-4:40 pm (Beginners/Refresher); 4:45-5:45 pm (Intermediate)

Woodworking Wonders (1-8)
Thursday 3:40-4:40 p.m. Beginners/Refresher 
Thursday 4:45-5:45 p.m. Intermediate
Instructor: Bill Bocheff
Fee: $330

Hammer, hammer, saw, saw, bang bang! Learn the basics of woodworking so you can design and build fantastic forms for function and fun.  Mr. Bill comes to us from Town School's woodworking department each week to help you make objects that move and groove. Bill has helped students build just about anything imaginable over his many years as a woodworking teacher at Town School. Students will construct with tools, wood, and found objects while developing woodworking skills and expanding their imaginations. Bill stresses safety and design as the foundation of creative woodworking. This class is ideal for woodworkers of all genders!  

Build It (2-3): Thursday 3:35-4:35 pm

Build It
Thursday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (2nd & 3rd)
Fee: $350

In this class students learn to use a variety of materials to create and design 3-dimensional art and structures.  Some will sew, some will knit and some will learn to use drills, hammers, saws and other building tools safely. The class is aimed at 2nd and 3rd grade students and no prior knowledge is needed. Sign up to start building today!

Tennis I (K): Friday 2:30-3:15 pm

Tennis I 
Friday 2:30-3:15 p.m. (K)
Fee: $300

Higgins Tennis, Inc. is a full-service tennis facility and tennis program management company. Our community-based programs welcome new and returning players to tennis through convenient, high-quality lessons, team play, and family events. Our curriculum is goal-oriented with an emphasis on developing sound technique. This class is designed for entry level tennis players in Kindergarten who are looking for some fun structured play that allows students to learn the basics of the game.

Tennis II (1-3): Friday 3:15-4:15 pm

Tennis II 
Friday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1-3) 
Fee: $300

Higgins Tennis, Inc. is a full-service tennis facility and tennis program management company. Our community-based programs welcome new and returning players to tennis through convenient, high-quality lessons, team play, and family events. Our curriculum is goal-oriented with an emphasis on developing sound technique. This class is designed for entry-level tennis players who are looking for some fun structured play that allows students to learn the basics of the game.

Tennis III (4-8): Friday 4:15-5:15 pm

Tennis III
Friday 4:15-5:15 pm (4-8)
Fee: $300

Higgins Tennis, Inc. is a full-service tennis facility and tennis program management company. Our community-based programs welcome new and returning players to tennis through convenient, high-quality lessons, team play, and family events. Our curriculum is goal-oriented with an emphasis on developing sound technique. 

Summer Camps

Summer Camp 2019 at San Francisco Day School

San Francisco Day School is excited to offer comprehensive summer programming to our community.  Listed below, you will find information on all of the summer camp programs available to our students.  If you have any questions after the registration process, please contact Rob Eifler at reifler@sfday.org or (415) 568-3650.

Day camps at San Francisco Day School are offered exclusively to our current kindergarten through eighth-grade students.  When registering for camp, please select the applicable camp weeks.  If you would like to sign up for multiple weeks of the same camp, please check the age restrictions and remember to click each individual week of camp.  Your registration will be confirmed by a Camp Director via email upon submission. Please note that due to our low student:camper ratio, there will be limited space in each camp.

REGISTER ONLINE

Payment Information

For all camps, payment will be added to your monthly bill from SF Day upon registration.  In the event of a cancellation, this payment can be refunded/credited before our May 1, 2019 deadline.  

Financial assistance is available for all students based on the tuition discount amount that was awarded by SF Day for the 2018-19 school year.  Upon registration, you will receive your financial assistance award in your confirmation email from the Camp Director.  If you would like to know your financial assistance percentage for summer camp, you can also email Rob Eifler before you register.

Summer Camp 2019 Information

FAQs

Is financial assistance available for Summer Camp?

Yes, our discount package for summer is a tiered discount system.  Your discounted tuition percentage awarded from SF Day will put you into one of three tiers.  If you would like to know your summer financial assistance package, please contact Robert Eifler (reifler@sfday.org) directly.

 

What age group does my student fall into?

Our grade levels listed with our weekly camp offerings are for entering grade levels (if your student was in first grade this year, they would be eligible for any second-grade camp opportunities).  We tend to enforce this strictly as our curriculum is often based around what students have learned or help set them up for success next school year.

 

Who are our camp counselors?

Our camp counselors are all employees of San Francisco Day School.  The overwhelming majority of our counselors are classroom or specialty teachers.  If your student really wants to be with a specific counselor, we can often support those requests.

 

Do I need to bring a lunch to camp?

No need to bring a lunch this summer! Our cafeteria team will be working throughout the summer months and the cost of lunch is incorporated into our camp budget.  Our lunch system does work a little differently than during the school year, as the salad bar is limited and we do not have the opportunities for seconds, but your student will not go hungry!

 

When does camp begin and end?

All of our camps officially begin at 9:00 a.m.  We have time for students to play and get some energy out, have a morning snack and check in before we go off to our groups at 9:15 a.m.  Camp ends at 3:30 p.m. and students will be brought out to Golden Gate Avenue for pickup.

 

Is there extended care available?

Yes! We officially open in the morning at 8:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.  If you need to arrive early or stay after camp ends, we bill hourly as we would for AEP during the school year and your tuition discount number applies directly to this time (as it would during the school year).

Dolphin Camp - Grades 1-5; 9AM-3:30PM

SF Day Dolphin Camp is available to current first through fifth-grade students.  Students will be placed in a camp group based on their age level.  All counselors are current San Francisco Day School teachers or AEP staff that will be caring for our students and designing specific curriculum to keep students active and help prevent summer learning loss.  Each week has a specific theme that will have appropriate field trips.  

Hours: 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Fee: $350 per week*
*Week 3 will be pro-rated to $250 due to the 4th of July holiday
Limited to 22 students/week

Week 1 -  Human Body (June 17-21)
This week is all about us! We will spend time exploring how the body works, what it does, and why! Besides some experiments, we will spend time on a fun field trip connecting us to the things we have learned at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose!

Week 2 - All Star Sports (June 24-28)
Get out and play this week with our multi-sport camp for all ages! This camp will focus on developing teamwork, coordination, and good sportsmanship in a wide variety of sports. Campers will work hard with Mr. Crosby and other camp counselors. We will play hard in daily games and activities to build skills and confidence in sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more!

Week 3 - Performing Arts (July 1-3) No Camp on 7/4 or 7/5
If your camper is interested in theatre, or just looking for some exciting new challenges, performing arts week is sure to deliver! We will focus on drama, music and movement over three days playing improv and movement games and learning about dance, choreography, and how to use our voices!

Week 4 - Makers and Doers (July 8-12)
This week is a chance to build and create! Our students are all makers and doers and this is a great chance to refine our creation skills.  We will spend time refining the design process and solving unique challenges that are often presented to us in the everyday world. This is a chance to let your creativity and imagination out and bring home creations you might use in your daily lives.

Week 5 - Air and Space (July 15-19)
This is a week-long aerospace-themed camp.  We might take a trip to the moon, build a robot, learn about rockets, or try out our own flying machines.  We will also spend a day at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland! Campers of all abilities and knowledge of air and space are encouraged to join as the best air and space teams are composed of a well-balanced team.

Week 6 - Outdoor Adventures (July 22-26) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
For campers who like to explore the outdoors, this week is sure to be lots of fun! Activities will include geocaching, nature crafts, scavenger hunts, water activities, and even some daytime "camping" experience. The majority of this week will be spent off campus exploring the city and getting outdoors!

Week 7 - Amusement/Carnival Games (July 29-August 2)
Our final week in camp is a celebration culminating everything we have learned this summer. Even if your student did not join us for any other camp weeks they will have a blast planning and creating their own carnival experience.  Students will have plenty of choices of how they would like to participate in this experience and we will spend a day working with the Circus Center of San Francisco to add to our experience.

Innovate & Create Camp - 9AM-4PM

The SF Day Innovate & Create Space will be home to a broad range of rich learning opportunities throughout the summer.  These camps will be taught by SF Day teachers.  Please note there is limited space.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $550 per week

Week 1 - Adventures in Math with Ms. Kitfield; Grades 1-4 (June 17-21)
Keep your math skills fresh exploring topics both covered and not covered during the school year. This camp is open to all levels of mathematicians. Stay engaged with the world around you and see how math holds it all together! We just ask that your student is interested in exploring their math skills and we will make sure they have fun!

Week 2 - Robotics with Ms. Costello; Grades 4-6 (June 24-29) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Like robots? Ms. Costello will be all ready to help us build, code, and play with all sorts of different robots. We will also be able to experiment with new tools that we do not usually get access to during the school year. This class has limited space for fourth-sixth graders.

Week 4 - Adventures in Math with Mr. Turner; Grades 5-8 (July 8-12)
Keep your math skills fresh exploring topics not covered during the school year. This camp is open to all levels of mathematicians. Stay engaged with the world around you and see how math holds it all together! We will spend time drawing fractals and building a 3D model of the Sierpinski Triangle, using the Golden Ratio to recreate masterpieces of art, building the Platonic solids and exploring proportion and symmetry using the Zome system. Questions to explore: How was the Golden Ratio used in art and architecture? Can you inscribe a Zome cube inside a dodecahedron so that every vertex of the cube is a vertex of the dodecahedron? Build a dodecahedron with an inscribed tetrahedron. Can you write a ratio comparing the volume of the tetrahedron to the volume of the dodecahedron?

Week 5 - Gardening and Cooking with Ms. Coffelt; Grades 1-3 (July 15-19)
In this camp we will plant seeds to sprout, pick herbs and vegetables from the garden, and use them to make delicious foods. We will construct salads with fresh lettuce and edible flowers. Always making recipes from scratch, we will bake bread and craft our own raviolis. Traveling around the globe, we will sample different fruits and spices from different parts of the world.

Week 6 - Makery with Ms. Coffelt; Grades 2-5 (July 22-26) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Get creative in the Maker Lab. You will use the laser cutter to make engraved boxes and pendants. Learn to lay out a striking image and print a T-shirt or canvas bag with your own design. Use your imagination to build, paper cut, 3D print, craft and construct. Bring your full imagination and we can help you bring your ideas to life.

Week 7 - Engineering & Design with Ms. T; Grades 2-5 (July 29-August 2) - THIS CAMP IS FULL; STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST.
Our week-long engineering camp will focus on having fun building rockets, bridges, boats, and planes. The Innovate & Create space will serve as our hub but camp will allow us the opportunity test out our creations all over campus. This will be the last chance for students to be involved in Innovate & Create camps at SF Day before returning in August.

Creative Writing Camp; Grades 5-8; 9AM-3:30PM

Our Creative Writing camps will be taught by SF Day teachers. 

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fee:  $550 per week

Week 2 - Creative Writing with Ms. Piersol (June 24-28)
Join Ms. Piersol for some creative writing! You will also “accidentally” improve your proofreading and editing skills; learn how to write clear, correctly punctuated sentences; practice tried-and-true methods for organizing paragraphs; put “show, not tell” into action as a creative writer; and much more. Join in for some creative summer fun that will pay off in the fall!

Week 4 - Creative Writing with Ms. Wellnitz (July 8-12) 
Do you feel inspired by the world around you? By books you read? By nature? Well, you have a lot in common with many local writers! San Francisco and Northern California has a long history of inspiring creative writers, poets, journalists, and authors! Join Ms. Wellnitz and spend a week working on a short story, poem, or spoken word piece based on what you see around you in this beautiful city! We will spend time early in the week observing various parts of nearby parks, and then we will use those observations to create inspiring, interesting, and influential pieces of writing! Students will learn about and begin practicing every part of the writing process: collecting ideas, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing! Join in this fun week of adventure and creativity to push your thinking and grow your confidence as a writer!

CIT Camp - Grades 6-8

CIT, or Counselor in Training Camp, is an outstanding opportunity for current sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to take on a leadership role during the summer. This camp will partner each CIT with a lead counselor who will help them better understand how to work with students in a professional setting. All CITs will also meet with our camp staff each week to go through professional development workshops in addition to their responsibilities supporting our campers throughout the week. Due to the number of students in camp, we can only accommodate 2 CITs per week of Dolphin Camp.

Week 1 - $300 (June 17-21) 
Week 2 - $300 (June 24-28)
Week 3 - $240 (July 1-3; no camp on July 4) - Week 3 will be prorated to $240 due to the 4th of July holiday
Week 4 - $300 (July 8-12)
Week 5 - $300 (July 15-19)
Week 6 - $300 (July 22-26)
Week 7 - $300 (July 29-August 2)

Volleyball Clinic/Camp - June 12-14; June 17-21 (Clinic/Camp)

June 12-14: 3-Day Clinic (9AM-Noon) $175
June 17-21: 5-Day Camp (1-4PM) $250

Girls 9-14; SF Day Gym; Coach: Mary O'Brien

Dolphin Volleyball Camp is a place where families can be confident that their daughter actively receives sound instruction from experienced volleyball coaches and student athletes. This camp is intended for individuals who wish to improve their skills and understand the game of volleyball. The camp will focus on skill development and teamwork, as well as offensive play, defensive play, and strategies. The philosophy of the camp is one that mirrors the San Francisco Day School athletic program, where children are challenged to improve their individual skills, build confidence, and better understand the game. 

Basketball Camp - June 12-14; June 17-21 (2 Sessions)

Dolphin Basketball Camp is where parents can be sure their child is getting sound instruction from familiar faces of the San Francisco Day School faculty. This camp is for individuals who want to improve their skill and understanding of the game of basketball. The camp will focus on skill development, teamwork, and offensive and defensive positions. The philosophy of the camp is one that mirrors the San Francisco Day School athletic program. Every child will be challenged to improve their individual skill level by a staff of committed coaches who want to help young athletes strive to improve.

Lower School Basketball: June 12-14, 2019
Boys & Girls Grades K-3 (CURRENT K-3rd graders)
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$200 per session
Coach: Damian Crosby (dcrosby@sfday.org)

Upper School Basketball Camp: June 17-21, 2019
Boys & Girls Grades 4-8 (CURRENT 4th-8th graders)
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$200 per session
Coach: Damian Crosby (dcrosby@sfday.org

 

Soccer Camp - DATE TBD; Grades Pre-K-7, 9AM-Noon

DATE TBD - Grades Pre-K - 7th
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$240 per session - Location TBD

Coach: Steve Roberts (sroberts@sfday.org)

Soccer Camp will focus on the fundamental skills of the game, teamwork, rules of the game, and some relevant tactics. Each day will include small-sided, COPA-style games (5-on-5, 6-on-6), where the participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate newly acquired skills in game situations. The philosophy of the camp is one that mirrors the SF Day sports program, where each child is challenged to improve their individual skill level while enjoying all that the game has to offer.

Art Forts - June 17-21; 9AM-3PM

June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$550 per session
To sign up, please contact: Karen Richards (krichards@sfday.org)

Art Forts is returning! Stay tuned for details.

Click here for a video!

Extended Care

Extended care is available for all camps located at San Francisco Day School.  For camps taking place offsite, we can provide childcare both before and after but are unable to provide transportation to or from camp locations. Extended care is offered as an additional cost at our drop-in AEP rate of $14/hour.  If you have specific questions about extended care, please contact Rob Eifler (reifler@sfday.org).

Before-Care Hours:
8:00-9:00 a.m. 

After-Care Hours:
3:30-6:00 p.m.

SF Day

AEP

AEP is a drop-in program and available daily from 2:15-6:00 p.m. AEP is also available on the following dates and times:

  • On "half days" with noon dismissals from 12:00-6:00 p.m.
  • On Parent/Teacher conference days from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • On faculty in-service days from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

As a drop-in program, there is no need to register in advance. Our flexible schedule allows students to join us for very short periods of time or longer days after school. 

AEP FAQs

Who is on our AEP team?

Our staff is made up of over 10 adults that work throughout our school. Many of them support our student transitions in the lunchroom, run enrichment classes, and even work in our classrooms as teacher's aides or substitute teachers.

Does AEP provide snacks?

Yes! We serve a three-component snack each day consisting of whole grains, dairy, and a fruit/vegetable option. If students are hungry or if they missed snack, they always have access to fresh fruits or vegetables. 

How do I pick up my child?

Students may be dismissed in a variety of ways. Approved pick-ups are welcome to come into AEP to pick students and we suggest calling the AEP line directly at 415-568-3650 beforehand. This will enable our team to have your child escorted to Golden Gate Avenue, as individuals are not allowed to leave their cars in our school white zone.

The Commons

The Commons is a separate after-school space designed specifically for our upper school students. Our goal is to offer a safe, supervised, and quiet environment for students to complete their homework and/or spend time outside. To ensure the safety of our students, we ask that any upper school students on campus after 3:45 p.m. (3:30 on Mondays) head to the Commons.  

The Commons is open to upper school students daily from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and is also available on the following dates and times:

  • On "half days" with noon dismissals from 12:00-6:00 p.m.
  • On Parent/Teacher conference days from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • On faculty in-service days from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The flat rate for The Commons is $350 per semester (discounted tuition rates apply). The Commons' day rate is $10 per day. To register, contact Rob Eifler.

Day Camps

Our after-school program also provides support when school is not in session. Our day camps are designed to keep students engaged in learning while also offering time to play and socialize with others.  We offer club-based learning opportunities throughout the day to give students the time for more structured activities.  

Day Camps at SF Day

Camp Hours

We ask that students are dropped off between 8:00-10:00 a.m., and they may be picked up whenever is convenient for families.  We will stay open until 6:00 p.m.

Camp Fees

We offer two options for Day Camp: Full Day or Half Day. 

  • Full Day - $90
  • Half Day - $50 (must be picked up before noon)

*Discounted tuition rates may be applied to camp fees.

2018-19 Camp Schedule & Registration

Note: Students can sign up for individual days and do not need to be there for the whole week.  

  • *Back-to-School Camp 8/20-8/24; 8/27 - *This camp is open to students in grades 1-8.
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Camp  11/1-11/2
  • Thanksgiving Camp 11/19-11/20
  • Holiday (Winter) Camp Day 12/21
  • Mid-Winter Break Camp 2/19-2/22
  • Spring Break Camp 4/5; 4/8-4/12
  • End of School Camp 6/10-6/11

REGISTER ONLINE

Camps are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. If you are interested in registering for an upcoming camp or have any questions, email Rob Eifler (reifler@sfday.org).

Music 1:1

SF Day offers individual music lessons on campus throughout the year. These are very popular with our students and tend to fill up quickly. We have opportunities for students to learn drums, guitar, and piano. There are no lessons on half days or days during which school is not in session. Lessons are $48 per half hour*. As opposed to our enrichment classes, individual music lessons are a semester-long commitment. Students are able to reserve their same time slot going into our second semester but once lesson times are dropped or changed, it is difficult to find a similar time slot. Monthly class fees will be added to your bill. 

Cancellation Policy: Once scheduled, all lessons will be charged on a monthly basis with the following exceptions:

  • Two lessons per semester may be cancelled for any reason at no penalty, provided that notice is give MORE than 24 hours ahead of time so that the teacher may schedule another lesson.

*Please note that tuition discounts are not applied to Music 1:1 classes. 

To schedule your class(es), please contact Rob Eifler at reifler@sfday.org or 415-568-3650.

Music 1:1 Courses

Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukelele & Bass Guitar

Instructor: Mike Smith
Days: Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Lessons will cover the basic fundamentals of musicianship: technique, theory and analysis, ear-training and sight-reading, performance technique, and introduction to a comprehensive study of music literature. Students are encouraged to voice their musical interests (i.e. songs or genres interested in learning), which will be added to the lessons at the teacher's discretion. All instruction books may be purchased through the instructor. Additional costs plus any tax and/or shipping and handling fees will apply.

Mike Smith is a professional guitarist and educator based in San Francisco. Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Mike moved to the bay area in 2000 and began studying at San Francisco State University. At SFSU, he studied under the studio of Jim Witzel and was an active member of the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by John Calloway. Mike has been teaching private guitar lessons for 17 years and is beginning his eighth year of teaching guitar and ensemble classes at the San Francisco Day School. In addition to teaching, Mike maintains an active performance schedule in such genres as jazz, Latin, hip-hop and musical theater.

Piano & Drums

Instructor: Brian Fruechtenicht
Days: Tuesday-Thursday

Brian is thrilled to return as our drum and piano instructor. As with last year, Brian looks forward to growing with the children, interacting with the parents, and building a solid music program here at San Francisco Day School!

Brian Paul Fruechtenicht has been playing and teaching the drums professionally for over 20 years. After seven years of enjoyable piano lessons as a child, Brian moved on and joined his high school drum line at the age of 15. He carried his passion for music into higher education and received a BA in Percussion Performance from CSU Chico in 1997. Brian then furthered his musical training and career by graduating from the prestigious UNT Music Program with an MM in Performance in 2000. Brian has been working and teaching in San Francisco for the last 14 years, and he is also the founder and owner of Dynamic Drumming Studio, located in the SOMA district.