Browse through San Diego’s Afterschool Activities Guide to find a variety of engaging classes and programs from swimming lessons to fencing classes and everything in between. Contact advertisers directly to register, and be sure to say you saw their ad in Family Magazine. SN indicates companies that are trained to care for children with special needs.
Altitude Trampoline Park
Aqua Pros Swim School SN
Clairemont Mesa, 619-209-2990
Swim all year round! Call for a free introductory swim lesson. Special needs programs available.
Multiple locations, 619-366-3098
Foreign language enrichment programs offer afterschool classes and tutoring in Spanish and Mandarin. Music, games, literature and cultural activities. Offered at various schools across the county.
La Jolla, 858-534-3474
We provide ocean science education to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research and to promote ocean conservation.
California Ballet School
Multiple locations, 858-560-5676
Founded in 1968, the California Ballet School is among the largest professionally staffed schools of dance on the West Coast. Choose from ballet, tap, jazz, hula, flamenco and pilates. Open to kids age two and up.
California Music Studios
San Diego County, 800-227-6222
Wherever you are in San Diego County, we have a teacher for you! For 30+ years, California Music Studios has been personally matching students with highly qualified teachers who have passed our rigorous screening. Take lessons in your home or in a nearby studio. Students with special needs are welcome.
Pacific Beach, 858-274-6058
City Ballet offers a full curriculum of ballet instruction for ages 3-18 from beginner through pre-professional levels.
El Cajon, 619-441-5900
Our mission is to provide high quality gymnastics instruction to students of all ages and abilities in a safe, supportive, challenging and fun environment! We offer gymnastics, tumbling, Parents’ Nite Out, open gym, boys and girls competitive gymnastics, scout and charter school programs.
Fleet Science Center
Balboa Park, 619-238-1233
SciTech is an afterschool program for girls in grades 4–6 at San Diego-area elementary schools. Each participating school selects 25 students and hosts the weekly two-hour SciTech program on school campus from October to May. Students engage in hands-on science investigations on everything from solar car design to household chemistry.
Practice athletic skills in our super fun sports arena, zip across aerial glides, climb rock walls, dive into our ball pool and much more!
Girl Scouts San Diego SN
San Diego & Imperial Counties, 619-298-8391
Girl Scouts is San Diego’s premier girl leadership development organization and the undisputed expert on girls. For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has prepared girls to successfully face life challenges—from the wilderness to the boardroom—with courage, confidence and character. Become a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) today!
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-4117
Does your little one want to work with animals some day? At Helen Woodward, kids explore some of the ways that humans and animals work together while experiencing hands-on animal interactions and participating in awesome activities and games! Weekly sessions include at least two animal interactions.
The Hot Spot Pottery & Candlemaking
Liberty Station, 619-223-1339
Del Sur, 858-312-1019
Relax to great music in our spacious studio and enjoy creating unique, one-of-a-kind, personalized gifts. They are great for the holidays!
El Cajon, 619-462-2027
Archery, fencing, medieval sword and light saber classes are offered for homeschool, after school, evenings and Saturdays. Join us to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, use a medieval sword, competitive foil or a glowing light saber. Lots of fun and very unique.
Countywide (5 locations), 619-462-1955
Little Artists offers small class sizes, individualized instruction and affordable monthly tuition. Afterschool drawing and painting classes for kids ages 4-18. First class is free. No purchase necessary. Come join us for some afterschool fun. New location now open in Eastlake.
Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Ocean Beach, 619-356-1103
Our Young Artist Comic Class introduces comic book art to young and emerging artists ages 8-12. Students enjoy lessons on drawing, character creation and demos from professionals. We also have classes for ages 13 to adults, Monday-Thursday. Learn how to write, draw, collaborate and create.
Little Language Ambassadors
San Marcos, 760-510-9639
Our Afterschool Program provides 100% Spanish immersion activities designed for elementary age kids. Group-based activities develop conversational skills and fluency. We also focus on developing excellent reading and writing skills. Students learn through games, songs and other fun and interactive activities. All classes taught by experienced, native-Spanish speaking teachers.
A mobile Airstream trailer that comes to your house. Cooking school for kids and Prep Chef afterschool program.
Call to set up your free trial class in any one of our fun and educational gymnastics classes.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Balboa Park, 619-233-3060
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet offers programs in classical ballet instruction, full-length performances, artist enrichment and more.
San Diego Ice Arena
Mira Mesa, 858-530-1825
Join SDIA for after school fun! We offer skating school classes and hockey classes for beginning skaters.
San Diego Junior Theatre SN
Balboa Park, 619-239-1311
We provide engaging, innovative, high-quality theater education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.
Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Scripps Ranch, 858-586-7834
Carmel Valley, 858-509-2624
Scripps Performing Arts Academy is a professional training facility for ballet, theatre, dance and music that provides a creative environment and instills self-confidence, self-esteem and teamwork. We produce beautiful dance and musical theatre productions in lieu of dance competitions and year-end, lengthy recitals. Attend a complimentary class and experience the difference. Please request a copy of the financial difference between Scripps Performing Arts and a general recital based/competitive dance studio program.
Vernetta’s Dance Studio
North Park, 619-260-1707
San Diego’s leading dance studio for children. Performance opportunities, studio parties and more. Parents are invited to observe all classes. First lesson is free; enroll anytime.
Published: September 2018