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; 2:15-6:00PM

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@sfds.net) or 415-568-3650.

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.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp 2018 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@sfds.net or (415) 568-3650.

Registration

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 below.  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 HERE

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, 2018 deadline.  

Financial assistance is available for all students based on the tuition discount amount that was awarded by SF Day for the 2017-18 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 at REifler@sfds.net before you register.

Summer Camp 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@sfds.net) 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).

 

What is my weekly commitment to camp?

We do ask that students are signed up for a full day of camp.  If your student is signed up for a half day camp option (like soccer, basketball or volleyball), we can support additional camp opportunities to help offer full day childcare.  Please direct all individual scheduling questions to Robert Eifler.

Dolphin Camp - Grades 1-5; 9AM-4PM

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. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $400 per week*
*Week 3 will be pro-rated to $320 due to the 4th of July holiday

Week 1 -  Zoology (June 18-22, 2018)
Campers will learn all about the animal kingdom in our wild Zoology Camp! Whether you’re a budding zoologist or just an animal lover, this camp will explore all types of furry, scaly, and feathered creatures. Through fun games and crafts, campers will learn about animal classification, nutrition, habitats, and more! This camp will culminate with a trip to the San Francisco Zoo, where campers will be able to see a variety of exotic animals up close!

Week 2 - Outer Space (June 25-29)
This camp is perfect for curious kids who want to learn more about the universe around them! This camp will focus on astronomy; including the solar system, modern space exploration, and even extraterrestrial life! The highlight of this week will be a field trip to the California Academy of Sciences, with a special stop at the spectacular Planetarium exhibit. Outer Space Camp is sure to be out of this world!

Week 3 - Silly Science (July 2-6; no camp on 7/4)
*Week 3 will be pro-rated to $320 due to the 4th of July holiday
If you like to investigate, innovate, and experiment, Silly Science is the camp for you! This camp is all about engaging campers with exciting hands-on STEM projects. We’ll be using simple, kid-friendly materials to learn about everything from the scientific method to crazy chemical reactions! Campers will visit the Exploratorium, where they will have more firsthand fun with exciting science exhibits.

Week 4 - Drama (July 9-13)
If your camper is interested in theatre, or just looking for some exciting new challenges, drama week is sure to deliver! We will use group theatre games to get students involved and exploring dramatic play and acting. Campers will create their own tales of adventure to transport audiences to a world where anything is possible! Our activities will encourage storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format. The week will culminate with a performance for parents/guardians and friends to enjoy.

Week 5 - All-Stars (July 16-20)
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 and play hard in daily games and activities to build skills and confidence in sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more! This week’s field trip will be to tour the home of San Francisco Giants' at AT&T Park!

Week 6 - Outdoor Explorers (July 23-27)
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. We will also take a day trip to Golden Gate Park and the Conservatory of Flowers to give campers the opportunity to learn about plant and animal species that thrive in our own backyard.

Week 7 - Art Adventures (July 30-August 3)
This camp is all about imagination and creation! In this fun and messy art camp, campers will experiment with a range of materials while practicing different techniques. Projects will include painting, drawing, repurposing materials, clay sculpting, and much more! Campers will visit the Children's Creativity Museum, where they will be inspired to create and share in the various studios that make up this unique multimedia 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 - 3D Print & Code with Ms. Srikar; Grades 3-5 (June 18-22)
Want to learn more about 3D printing? Ms. Srikar is offering a week of learning based in 3D printing technology. Our Innovation Lab at SF Day has a wide range of equipment to help print, carve, and create. This camp is specifically designed for third-fifth grade students and does have limited space.

Week 2 - Robotics with Ms. Costello; Grades 4-8 (June 25-29) --THIS CAMP IS FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU!
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 third-fifth graders.

Week 4 - Build It Camp; Grades 2-4 (July 9-13)
Like to build and create? Use materials in the Innovation Lab to build cars, planes, boats and more! Marble runs and car races are only the beginning. We will have chances to build with our hands and create with technology all while having fun over the summer!

Week 5 - Junior Robotics; Grades 1-3 (July 16-20) --THIS CAMP IS FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU!
This class is designed for our younger students that have an interest in learning more about the world of Robotics. Ms. Vera will be running a week-long camp that teaches our students all about building and coding different robots!

Week 5 - Adventures in Math with Mr. Turner; Grades 5-8 (July 16-20)
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 exploring the Golden Ratio and the Sierpinski triangle, discovering fractals in our world, learning how the Golden Ratio was used in art and architecture, and building the Platonic solids and explore proportion and symmetry using Zomes. 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 6 - Tinkering Camp; Grades 1-3 (July 23-27)
Like building and creating? Curious about how things in the world around you work? This camp is a great fit for you! Our students will be spending time in our Innovate & Create spaces discovering how things work. This camp will be almost entirely without screens and will help students learn about how the forces of nature impact our world.

Week 7 - Engineering & Design with Ms. T; Grades 2-4 (July 30-August 3)
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-4PM

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

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

Week 1 - Creative Writing with Ms. Piersol (June 18-22)
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 2 - Creative Writing with Ms. Landis (June 25-29) --THIS CAMP IS FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU!
Do you love being outside? Do you love to write? Or, are you ready to fall in love with writing? Want to stretch your writing muscles and explore the city? Join Ms. Landis for a week-long adventure in writing. You will get outside the four walls of a classroom to observe the world around us and gather inspiration from this beautiful city. Collaborate with peers on an investigative journalism piece. Make your own guide to a part of this city. Which part of the city do you know like the back of your hand? Where would you like to explore more? Students will practice every part of the writing process: collecting ideas, rehearsing, drafting, revising, editing and publishing...all while enjoying the great outdoors. Join in for some creative summer adventures that will make you a more confident writer in the fall!

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.

CIT Camp is a full day program from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Week 1 - $300 (June 18-22) --THIS CAMP IS FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU!
Week 2 - $300 (June 25-29)
Week 3 - $240 (July 2-6; no camp on July 4) - Week 3 will be pro-rated to $240 due to the 4th of July holiday
Week 4 - $300 (July 9-13)
Week 5 - $300 (July 16-20)
Week 6 - $300 (July 23-27)
Week 7 - $300 (July 30-August 3)

Volleyball Camp - June 18-22, Girls 9-14, 1-4 PM

THIS CAMP IS FULL; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THANK YOU!

June 18-22, 2018
Girls 9-14
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$200 per session 

Coach: Mary O'Brien (mobrien@sfds.net)

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 18-22; July 9-13 (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.

Upper School Basketball Camp: June 18-22, 2018
Boys & Girls Grades 4-8 (CURRENT 4th-8th graders)
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$200 per session
Coach: Damian Crosby (dcrosby@sfds.net

Lower School Basketball: July 9-13
Boys & Girls Grades 1-3 (CURRENT 1st-3rd graders)
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$200 per session
Coach: Damian Crosby (dcrosby@sfds.net)

Soccer Camp - August 13-17, Grades Pre-K-7, 9AM-Noon

August 13-17 - Grades Pre-K - 7th
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
$240 per session at USF

Coach: Steve Roberts (sroberts@sfds.net)

The 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 San Francisco Day School sports program, where each child is challenged to improve his or her individual skill level while enjoying all that the game has to offer.

Art Forts - June 18-22, 9AM-3PM

June 18-22, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$550 per session
Contact: Karen Richards (krichards@sfds.net

Art Forts is returning! From June 18-22, we will have another great opportunity to build some amazing works of art.  Click here for more information or contact Karen Richards to sign up today!

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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@sfds.net).

Before-Care Hours:
8:00-9:00 a.m. 

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

Enrichment Classes

AEP Class Schedule: March 26-June 7

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 (reifler@sfds.net).

Class Descriptions

Intro Spanish (K): Monday 2:30-3:15 pm

Intro Spanish
Monday 2:30-3:15 p.m. (Kindergarten)
Fee: $275 

Our introductory Spanish class is designed for students with little to no background in Spanish.  Our class is taught through games and play and are designed to introduce students to a foreign language in a fun, no-pressure situation.  This class is also taught by one of our bilingual AEP staff who has a great understanding of the needs of our Kindergarten students.  This class has a minimum of 6 students and a cap of 8.

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

Gymnastics
Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (K-4)
Instructor: AcroSports
Fee: $275

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 has a minimum of 8 students and will be capped at 10 due to our space.

Comic Creators (1-8): Monday 3:15-4:15 pm

Comic Creators
Monday 3:15-4:15 (1-8)
Location: Center Art Studio
Artist: Sam Sharpe
Fee: $300 (includes materials fee)

Self-publish your own comic! Do you like to draw?  Do you like to make up stories?  In this fun, fast-paced workshop, we'll be writing, drawing, and self-publishing our own comics!  Whether you're inspired by superheroes, comics, or moments from your own life, this workshop will give you the tools to tell any story. We will learn to use traditional media such as crow quill pens and India ink, along with new technology, like iPads and Photoshop, to create compelling stories with expressive art. The class will end with a "mini-comic convention" where we invite friends, family, and classmates to take home copies of the work we've made. No special drawing ability is necessary, but enthusiasm and imagination are a must. Sam is a comic book artist with a national reputation who has published many books of his own.

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

Chess Wizards
Monday 3:45-4:45 p.m. (K-4)
Instructor: Chess Wizards
Fee: $275

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.

Math Circle (3-4): Monday 4:00-5:00 pm

Math Circle
Monday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (3rd and 4th)
Fee: $300

Math Circle is an alternative math enrichment program designed to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by introducing young children to elements of mathematical culture. This particular Math Circle will be geared towards 3rd and 4th grade students. Similar to our other classes, we do have a minimum and maximum number for regular participation.

Dance with Ms. Parkin (K): Tuesday 2:30-3:15 pm

Dance with Ms. Parkin
Tuesday 2:30-3:15 pm (K)
Fee: $300

Intro to dance is a combination of basic, classical ballet technique, and jazz technique. The class will include stretching, strengthening, and creative movement elements. New ballet and jazz moves will be introduced each week and the class will learn short choreography in both ballet and jazz styles. This class will get the k'ers moving to music while working on strength and coordination.

Zumba (K-4): Tuesday 3:15-4:15 pm

Zumba
Tuesday 3:15-4:15 pm (K-4th)
Fee: $300

Zumba® Kids is a fun, high-energy fitness class packed with specially choreographed routines and games for children using the latest music and rhythms like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia, and salsa. Zumba® Kids classes inspire kids to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving overall health and well-being.  Educators love Zumba Kids® because of the effects it has on children: increasing focus, building self-confidence, enhancing creativity and coordination, boosting metabolism, and implementing teamwork skills. Each class is headed by a trained and licensed Zumba® Kids fitness instructor. Classes not only include music and dance, but arts, crafts, and cultural education as well. It is a fun way for kids to keep healthy and motivated!

Mural Making with Visiting Artist Jane Kim (1st-8th): Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm

Mural Making with Visiting Artist, Jane Kim 
Tuesday 3:45-4:45 p.m. (1st-8th)
Fee: $375

Jane Kim is an American painter, science illustrator, and the founder of the Ink Dwell studio. Last year she was an artist in residence at SF Day and inspired all of us at her artist assembly. She is best known for her large-scale murals, created with the purpose of promoting advocacy of the natural world and endangered species. We are honored to have her return to SF Day to create a mural with students in our after-school art classes. This class is open to students 1st - 8th grades. Come learn the art of mural making with a professional muralist! http://inkdwell.com/

Cooking (K-4): Tuesday 3:45-5:15 pm

Cooking
Tuesday 3:45-5:15 p.m. (K-4)
Fee: $350

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.

K Arts with Ms. Richards (K): Wednesday 2:30-3:30 pm

K Arts with Ms. Richards
Wednesday 2:30-3:30 p.m. (K only)
Instructor: Karen Richards
Fee: $300 (includes materials fee)

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, metal, wood, fabric, paint, and collage to name a few! Ms. Richards has been teaching kindergarteners at SF Day for the last 35 years and is very inspired by them!

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

Drama
Wednesday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1st-4th)
Fee: $300

Are you looking for an engaging class full of exciting new challenges? NCTC’s experienced teaching artists will use group theatre games to get students involved in exploring dramatic play and acting. Our theme this session isMagic!  We’ll fine-tune our wizardry by casting spells and drinking magic potions that allow us to transform into enchanted creatures of all shapes and sizes. We’ll also create mystical tales of adventure wherein students will be transported to a magical world where anything is possible. Our activities encourage storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format.

Build It with Ms. Philpott (1-3): Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm

Build It with Ms. Philpott
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (1st-3rd)
Fee: $350

Ms. Philpott will be teaching another session of our Build It class.  Students will develop an understanding of the scientific process through building and creating, while also learning how math influences our creations.  This is a great class for students who want to learn more about math while also building and creating.

EV3 Lego Robotics (4-5): Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm

EV3 Lego Robotics
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (4th-5th)
Fee: $350

This class is designed to introduce building and programming with the sophisticated Lego EV3's.  For 4th graders, it is a great opportunity to be introduced robotics and programming using this powerful and flexible platform. We will work on fun challenges like building and programming robots that can rescue a turtle, draw graffiti, or collect a basket of candy. This class is not a competitive Lego robotics team but is a great place for students who are interested in the team to practice their skills.

Grow Your Drawing & Printmaking Talent (All Ages): Wednesday 3:35-4:35 pm

Grow Your Drawing & Printmaking Talent 
Wednesday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (All Ages)
Instructor: Grady Gordon
Fee: $300

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.

K Makery (K): Thursday 2:30-3:30 pm

K Makery
Thursday 2:30-3:30 p.m. (K)
Fee: $300

This class is designed to help our youngest scientists develop problem-solving skills while getting to utilize the Design Space on a regular basis. Get to know the Design Space and scientific process through building and tinkering.  This class will be taught by Ms. Vera and does have a cap of 11 students.

Intro to Coding (1-2): Thursday 3:15-4:15 pm

Intro to Coding
Thursday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1st & 2nd)
Fee: $375

Do you love playing video games? Ever wanted to build your own? We’ll teach you to use block-based language to build an exciting top-down game where you can uncover hidden items, solve challenging puzzles, and battle your way through waves of enemy characters. Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental computer science concepts including loops, conditionals, boolean logic, message passing, and variables, using an intuitive and beginner-friendly interface.

This course is taught by a team of experienced coders from a variety of backgrounds and designed for newcomers with little to no previous coding experience. Let the games begin!

Math Circle (2): Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm

Math Circle
Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (2nd)
Fee: $300

Math Circle is an alternative math enrichment program designed to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics by introducing young children to elements of mathematical culture. This particular Math Circle will be geared towards 2nd-grade students. Similar to our other classes, we do have a minimum and maximum number for regular participation.

Woodworking Wonders (all ages): Thursday 3:40-4:40 pm

Woodworking Wonders (all ages)
Thursday 3:40-4:40 p.m. 
Instructor: Bill Bocheff
Fee: $300 (includes materials fee)

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!  

Advanced Coding (2-5): Thursday 4:15-5:15 pm

Advanced Coding
Thursday 4:15-5:15 p.m. (2nd-5th)
Fee: $375

Do you love playing video games? Ever wanted to build your own? We’ll teach you to use block-based language to build an exciting top-down game where you can uncover hidden items, solve challenging puzzles, and battle your way through waves of enemy characters. Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental computer science concepts including loops, conditionals, boolean logic, message passing, and variables, using an intuitive and beginner-friendly interface.

This course is taught by a team of experienced coders from a variety of backgrounds and designed for newcomers with little to no previous coding experience. Let the games begin!

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

Tennis I 
Friday 2:30-3:15 p.m. (K)
Fee: $250

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 (1-2): Friday 3:15-4:15 pm

Tennis II 
Friday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1st-2nd) 
Fee: $250

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 (3-8): Friday 4:15-5:15 pm

Tennis III
Friday 4:15-5:15 pm (3rd-8th)
Fee: $250

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. 

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.

2017-18 Camp Schedule

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

  • Back-to-School Camp 8/21-8/25, 8/28
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Camp  10/30-10/31
  • Thanksgiving Camp 11/20-11/21
  • Holiday Break Camp 12/18-12/22
  • Mid-Winter Break Camp 2/20-2/23
  • Spring Break Camp 4/9-4/13

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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@sfds.net).

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 $40 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@sfds.net or 415-568-3650.

Music 1:1 Courses

Piano & Drum Lessons

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.

Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Mike Smith
Days: Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00 p.m., Friday 4:30-6:00 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.

June Camp

Our AEP team is offering a camp during the week of June 11-15. 

REGISTER HERE

A few items to note:

  • Camp fees will be based on actual time spent at camp (half day, full day, or not at all), to allow families even more scheduling flexibility.
  • Please send your student with a lunch if they are staying past lunchtime.
  • We will have plenty of activities for students based on their interests, so please leave all toys, games, and stuffed animals at home.

We look forward to having your student join us!