Browse through San Diego’s Afterschool Activities Guide to find a variety of engaging classes and programs from comic-book creation to theater arts. 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.
Aqua Pros Swim School
Poway Gymnastics is a fully air-conditioned facility that is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment for boys and girls of all levels. We feel gymnastics is the basis of all sports. Gymnastics instills self-confidence, discipline, strength, flexibility and body awareness.
Birch Aquarium Virtual After School Series
Registration is now open for Birch Aquarium’s Virtual After School Series fall session! Bring the magic of the underwater world into the comfort of your home. Birch Aquarium is launching a 6-part virtual after-school series for grades K-5. Ocean educators will build upon kids’ curiosity, allowing them to join other learners as they explore ocean science in interactive and fun ways. Topics range from discovering ocean habitats and creatures to designing ocean engineering solutions. Register now for the fall session, which runs Oct. 12-Nov. 18. Each series takes place once a week from 3-4 pm. For more information visit www.aquarium.ucsd.edu/teachers/online-learning/virtual-after-school-series.
Fleet Science Center
Balboa Park, 619-238-1233
General After School Programs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
San Diego County, 858-866-0591
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego After School Program is designed to positively impact your child's academics and character development while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Members receive homework help and daily snacks and participate in various age-appropriate activities like sports, STEM, arts & crafts and more.
Girl Scouts San Diego
It’s time to press play. Friendship. Adventures. Making a difference. She’s ready to go. Press play with Girl Scouts and watch her confidence soar.
The Hot Spot
Point Loma, 619-223-1339
Drop in anytime and choose from pottery painting, candle making, mosaics, canvas, slime and more! No age limit or experience is necessary. No studio fees, the price of the piece includes everything. Open daily 11 am-8 pm.
Little Fish Comic Book Studio
College Area, 619-356-1103
Little Fish Comic Book Studio is a nonprofit comic and manga-focused art studio that focuses on collaboration, comics and community. Now in our ninth year, we'll help your young artists develop their skills and confidence!
Maraya Performing Arts
Chula Vista, 619-934-2999
Maraya Performing Arts offers classes in musical theatre, acting, and all styles of dance (hip hop, contemporary, breaking and musical theatre). Our focus is on building a more compassionate, just, and inclusive society through the performing arts.
San Diego Junior Theatre
Balboa Park, 619-239-1311
Theatre skills are skills for life: San Diego Junior Theatre’s education programs have been inspiring young people to grow as confident communicators, creative problem solvers, community builders, and artists, for over seven decades.
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. Register for Fall 2021 today!
Updated: September 2021