800 Barron Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, T: (650) 858-0508
800 Barron Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel (650) 858-0508
Fax (650) 813-1031

After School Activities

Looking for fun and enriching student activities after school? You've come to the right place. Barron Park Elementary offers after-school activities every day of the week. Activities are held right at Barron Park Elementary!

Activities — Fall 2019

Please note: Do not use the "Register" links below if you are interested in a scholarship. Instead, refer to the Scholarship Application below for instructions.

Classes begin the week of September 3, 2019.
Registration begins August 16, 2019.
Scholarship Applications accepted August 19 – 23, 2019 (in the school office during regular office hours before and after school).

The goal of After School Activities is to enhance the student learning experience by offering enrichment classes that appeal to each child’s interests. The classes should be fun and enjoyable for students. The vendors offering classes are private organizations. Please make sure to communicate any questions or concerns about a child’s participation to the vendors directly to help determine if the class is a good fit for your student. Take a look at our wonderful class choices!


Register early! If you are not applying for a scholarship, register directly with the After School Activity vendors using the links below. Unless you are applying for a scholarship, all registration fees are to be paid directly to the After-School Activity vendors upon registration.


Partial and full scholarships may be available, on a first come, first served basis! Students applying for a Scholarship must fill out the Scholarship Application and the Scholarship Class Registration Form. More instructions for applying for a scholarship can be found on the Scholarship Application. Scholarship Applications and Scholarship Class Registration forms are available in the school office, or can be downloaded and printed from the following links:

To apply:

Scholarship Applications and Scholarship Class Registration Forms must be printed, completed, and submitted to the school office during regular office hours before or after school.


For registration questions contact Activities Coordinator.
For scholarship questions contact the front office.


Last update: August 12, 2019


9/9/2019 – 12/16/2019

By After School Tennis

Our modified equipment is ideal for young beginners, ensuring they learn at their level and grasp the fundamentals of this fantastic sport. Smaller racquets, low-compression red balls and an 18ft portable net are all provided, all you need to do is sign your children up and we’ll have them enjoying this great sport in no time.

  • Grades K–3
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Fee $390


Learn hand building techniques with clay and work at the potter's wheel. Explore charcoal as a versatile medium of expression.

  • Grades 1–5 (K's accepted with approval by PAPPA)
  • Fee: $144
  • Starts 10/7/19
  • 2:30 – 4:20 pm
  • picnic tables in front of Room 8
  • Registration form available in the office


9/3/2019 – 12/17/2019

By Chess King

Study the essential elements, acquire the proper tools and play winning chess! Learn the basics or train deep into advanced tactical and positional play. Participate in semi-formal tournament play and optional homework. Learn intriguing history. Move up in the rankings and achieve awards. See how the masters do it!

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee $229
  • 2:50 – 3:50 pm
  • (2:25 group assembles for early grades)
  • picnic tables

By Easy Spanish

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $230 for K, starts Oct
  • Fee: $330 for 1–5
  • K–3: 2:35 PM – 3:20 pm
  • 4–5: 2:55 PM – 3:40 PM
  • Room 10


8/28/2019 – 12/18/2019

Music Theater
By The Green Room

Come perform in a show tailored to the talents of each participant! From Aladdin, to Cinderella, to Monster Mansion, to The Cat in the Hat; all of our shows are loads of fun and chock full of musical numbers! Every student who signs up gets a part in the show!

  • Grades 1–5
  • Fee $360
  • Starts 9/11/19
  • 1:35 – 2:35 pm
  • Room 12

run for fun
By Run for Fun Camps

Run for Fun is an outdoor after school program that focuses on play through field games. Kids work on speed, agility and fitness while enjoying games such as capture the flag, chaos tag, and dodgeball.

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $260
  • Starts 8/28/19
  • 1:35 – 2:35 pm
  • field

By Bricks4Kidz

Let’s make it move! Kids love legos, but we will build and code them to move too! As they enjoy the fun in building with legos, they’re also learning the basic principles of movement, engineering, and coding that are part of our everyday lives. They’ll gain other skills such as learning to work as a team player, gain confidence, patience, problem solve and more.

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $240
  • 1:35 PM – 2:35 PM
  • Room 20

By Bay Area Mandarin

Have fun speaking Mandarin from day 1! Loved by students and recommended by parents. No prior Mandarin experience is required.

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $518 + $40 registration + $40 materials
  • 1:35 PM – 3:05 PM
  • Room 16


9/5/2019 – 12/19/2019

By One-On-One Basketball

After School Hoops is a one hour per week instructional basketball class. Through positive coaching, games, and contests, players will improve their skills while having fun in the process.

  • Grades K–5
  • K–3 Fee: $345
  • 4–5 Fee: $270
  • K–3: 2:25 – 3:50 PM
  • 4–5: 2:50 – 3:50 PM
  • basketball courts

K – 3 Registration

4 – 5 Registration

By Nexplore

Each course, students dive deep into one scientific concept like inventions, energy, DNA magnetism, and more. Using an interactive kit, students investigate and build understanding with dynamic hands-on activities, including many experiments they can proudly take home!

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $350 (materials fee included)
  • 2:45 – 3:45 PM
  • Room 12


  • Grades 1–5 (K's accepted with approval by PAPPA)
  • Fee: $270
  • Starts 8/29/19
  • 2:30 – 4:20 PM
  • Registration form available in the office


9/6/19 – 12/13/19

By Art and Soul

Our goal is to improve and strengthen student observational skills. Develop their drawing, sculpture and painting techniques in both contemporary & classical styles. Projects will examine human and animal anatomy, still life, landscape, fantasy & monsters, art history and graphic design, all from culturally diverse perspectives.

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $360
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Room 12

By Nexplore

Coding without a computer? It’s the best way to start! This program gives students a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of both coding and robotics, allowing them to build and execute programs in the real world!

  • Grades K–5
  • Fee: $325
  • 2:45 – 3:45 PM
  • Room 18

Disclaimer: The class overview content is subject to change. Please refer to the vendor's registration site to reconfirm dates & fees.

Class vendors will provide supervision to grades K-3 between school dismissal time and class start time, when applicable.