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
Our program is designed to help students thrive and become competent swimmers while offering the most convenient, family-friendly structure for parents. We instruct all students: 2-month-old infants through adults. All classes are 30 minutes. In group classes, swimmers are grouped by ability, we never hold a swimmer back due to age. Once enrolled, there is no need to re-enroll at the beginning of each session, ensuring that you will always keep your desired class time.
Fleet Science Center
Balboa Park, 619-238-1233
General After School Programs
Carmel Mountain, Chula Vista and Encinitas, 858-324-5545
When your child struggles with focus and anxiety, you know how hard it can be to find the help they need. Brain Balance parents report a 53% improvement in their child’s happiness and academic follow-through using our all-natural, whole-child approach. Learn more and take a free quiz at BrainBalanceSanDiego.com.
Girl Scouts San Diego
It’s time to press play. Friendship. Adventures. Making a difference. Press play with Girl Scouts and watch her confidence soar.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Each day, dozens of classes are offered for all ages, interests and abilities. From ice skating to gymnastics, volleyball, water polo and more!
The Hot Spot
Point Loma, 619-223-1339
Drop in any time 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 tenth year, we'll help your young artists develop their skills and confidence!
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 2022 today!
Updated: August 2022