Extended Program

The Prospect Sierra Extended Program operates from 7:30-8:00 a.m. on the Tapscott elementary campus and after school until 6:00 p.m. on both Tapscott and Avis campuses. Please contact us for more information about the Prospect Sierra Extended  Program.


Elementary School

Daily activities include sports, cooperative games, arts and crafts, creative movement, musical theater, storytelling, and more! Our primary purpose is to balance the children’s need for guidance and supervision with the equally important need for spontaneity and self expression. It’s the play date without the driving!

Enrichment Classes

Classes are taught by experienced teaching professionals who share their gifts and talents with the children on a week to week basis. The spring session of enrichment classes begins on March 27, 2017 and runs through June 9. Spring classes are listed below. To enroll for these classes, please download the class flyer, complete the registration form, and send the form to the teacher with payment, once enrollment is open on March 27.

The Heart of Seeing with Iranshid Ghadimi: 3:05-4:05, Grades 2-4
Homework Club with Allie Grill: 3:05-4:05, Grades 3-4
Tennis with Marvin Samuels: 3:05-4:05, Grades 1-4 (intermediate); 4:05-5:05, Grades 1-4 (beginner)

Ceramics with Lubov Mazur: 2:35-3:35, K only
Ceramics with Lubov Mazur: 3:05-4:05 and 4:05-5:05 Grades 1-4
Improv and Theater Games with Geri Engberg: 3:05-4:05, Grades 1-4
Jewelry Making for Boys and Girls with Cintra Harbach: 3:05-4:15 and 4:15-5:30, Grades K-4
School of Magic with Brian Scott: 3:05-4:05, Grades 1-4

Ceramics with Lubov Mazur: 2:20-3:20 and 3:20-4:20, Grades 1-4
Karate with Mark Lewkowitz: 2:20-3:20, Grades 1-4

Adventures with Maimone Attia: 3:05-4:05, Grades 2-4
Art to Wear with Cintra Harbach: 3:05-4:15 and 4:15-5:30, Grades K-4
Hip-Hop with Madeleine Rogin: 3:05-4:05, Grades K-1
Wonder Robotics Workshop: 3:05-4:05, Grades 1-3

Chess with Roger Poehlmann of the Berkeley Chess School: 3:05-4:05, Grades K-4
Hip-Hop with Madeleine Rogin: 3:05-4:05, Grades 1-4
World Arts and Cultures with Melina Botton: 3:05-4:20, Grades K-4

If you have questions about the elementary Extended Program, please call 510.809.9013.


Middle School

The core after school program begins in Room 1 at dismissal daily and ends in the library at 6:00 p.m. Activities include academic support (described below) as well as free time to enjoy recreation activities including outdoor play, board games, composting, and other fun social activities, primarily centered on the lower yard. Students start off their afternoon with a delicious healthy snack.

The spring session of enrichment classes begins in March and runs through the end of the school year. Spring classes are listed below. To enroll for these classes, please download the class flyer, complete the registration form, and send the form to the teacher with payment.

Art to Wear with Cintra Harbach: 3:45-5:15, Grades 5-8

All About Instruments with Marty Wehner and Steve Hogan: 3:30-4:30, all grades welcome

Mixed Media Jewelry Making with Cintra Harbach: 3:00-4:30, Grades 5-8

Academic Work Time: Opportunities for students to receive support in their studies. This cost is included in the cost of the Core AfterSchool program.

AfterMath: Weekly math tutoring for students in grades 5-8.

Homework Time: Get your homework done and have the rest of your evening free! There are several after school opportunities for quiet study space, with computers available for each student if appropriate.

Athletics/Drama/Robotics: Opportunities to compete on seasonal sports teams, participate in fall and spring drama productions, and work on robotics in our colab. Please note that these opportunities take place after school but are included in general tuition and do not incur an additional fee. (One exception may be robotics tournaments).

With regards to athletics, school-sponsored teams practice and compete after school and are usually grade-level teams although groupings may vary depending on the number of students interested in participating. Participation and inclusivity are important at every level. Students are encouraged to give their best efforts in both practices and interscholastic games, have fun, and practice good sportsmanship. For more information on athletics, click here.

If you have questions about the middle school Extended Program, please call 510.809.9080.


Pricing and Fees

Extended Program Unlimited: $2,850 for entire 2016-17 school year, $1,525 per semester

Unlimited hours of childcare at a fixed price. This is the least expensive alternative for families who average 7 hours or more of childcare per week.  On average, this comes to approximately $6.25 per hour.  Important — This price includes teacher work days and parent conference days when classes are not in session as well as early dismissal days. There is no childcare, however, during school holidays or on the last day of the school year. Presidents’ Week mini-camp is available for an additional fee.

Extended Program Hourly: $565 for 50 hours; $145 for 10 hours

Families may purchase coupons from the Extended Program or either front office.

Emergency Drop-in Care: $16/hour, payable upon pick up

Drop-in Care is available for when unexpected situations arise such as missed carpools, traffic delays, late meetings, etc.  Please pay when you pick up your child. Make checks payable to Prospect Sierra School.

Late Fee

After 6 p.m., rates for everyone are $15 per 15 minutes, rounded up to the nearest 15 minute interval; make check payable to Prospect Sierra School at time of pick-up.

Extended Program Forms