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Aftercare and After-School Clubs

Our after-school program includes aftercare supervised snack and play and enrichment clubs, which offer two sessions throughout the year, incorporating a variety of options in the arts, athletics and science. The cost of clubs varies (details below). The clubs calendar is subject to change, as we adapt to the Covid-19 landscape.

Aftercare runs Monday-Thursday, from 4-5:30 p.m., starting this year on Monday, August 30. There is no aftercare on Fridays or when there is a holiday. Please check our calendar for these dates. You may register for just one day, repeat days (say Wednesdays), or every day of the week, for which we offer a monthly discounted plan. Pre-registration is required by 2 p.m. on any given day that care is required, as there will be no drop-in aftercare this year. Sign up here!

In line with the OHDS educational philosophy, our focus is on the whole child, which is why we offer students a variety of programming to choose from – engaging all parts of their creative minds.

Art Club
Grades K-5
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Fall: 10/5-12/14: $220
Winter: 1/11-5/24 $380

***NEW Thursday class just added: Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., 10/7-12/16: $160

Art Club is back! This fall Ms. Esther will lead students through a variety of upcycled art projects. In an effort to get the most out of what we have already used and to throw away less, students will think creatively about how to reuse materials in a variety of art projects. Students will make sculptures, build environments, create characters, and learn about artists around the world who are exploring the myriad ways that humans can be mindful of the environment by reusing materials in art rather than throwing them away. Capped at 10 students; minimum 6 to run.

Sign up with Ms. Esther by emailing ehilsenrad@ohds.org!


Chess Club
Grades 1-8
Mondays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Fall: 10/4-12/13: $165
Winter: 1/10-5/23 $240
(Kindergarteners can join the winter session)

Come develop your strategy and enjoyment of the king of games! Lessons and play combine the skills of thinking and creativity with the thrill of sport. Classes include 20 minutes of instruction with our fantastic instructor from the Berkeley Chess School, with the remaining time set aside for play. Our coach runs a tournament within each session. Minimum 10 students to run; Capped at 20.

Sign up HERE with the Berkeley Chess School!


Magic Club
Grades 2-8
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Fall: 10/6-12/15: $110
*No class in November or 12/1
Winter: 2/9-5/25: $255
*No class 2/16, 2/20

Using the Discover Magic Curriculum, designed to use magic as a tool to build communication skills in children, students will learn magic that develops fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, STEM understanding and much more. Instructor Brian Scott has been performing for the past 30 years for family audiences all across the country. Brian lives in Richmond with his wife and son, 11 chickens, 50,000 bees, two dogs and a cat. The fall session will focus on purple wand skills; the winter session on green wand. This club is capped at ~ 15 students; minimum 8 students to run.

Sign up HERE with Mr. Scott!


Spring Musical: Hamilton!
Grades 3-8
Thursdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Dates: 10/7-3/24: $400

All students who attend casting auditions (and do their best!) will get a part in Hamilton, but the cast is capped at the first 20 students to register. Oakland-based Kids ‘N Dance, a performing arts company with more than two decades experience in children’s theater, will cast, direct, choreograph, costume and oversee all aspects of the musical. Our final performance may be live OR live-streamed (not a life performance) to families, depending on our assessment of Covid risk at the time.

Casting Auditions: 9/30, 4:15-5:30
Dress rehearsal: TBA
Two *Tentative* Final Shows: 3/27 @ 2 & 5

Sign up HERE with Kids 'N Dance!


Virtual Piano Lessons At Home
Grades 2-8
Flexible Scheduling


Ms. Norma Bristol returns to offer their very popular individual piano lessons via Zoom, which will include the basics of note reading, piano technique and music theory through traditional teaching materials, such as the Faber and Faber Piano Adventures books. These 30-minute lessons meet once per week over the course of the year. A piano or full-sized keyboard in the home is a requirement. Students can participate in recitals and enroll in the Certificate of Merit program.

Sign up with Ms. Bristol by emailing her at ncbristol@gmail.com!