• Berkeley Playhouse

    Each year, Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory welcomes over 1,200 students, grades Pre-K through 12, into our home at the Julia Morgan Theater. We believe theater has the unique ability to develop confident, compassionate and empowered young people to have a voice in our community.

    Our musical theater classes and camps are offered year-round. We offer Fall, Winter/Spring, Winter Break, and Summer sessions, with new themes based on popular titles every season.  After-school classes range from 5-12 weeks long.

    Young performers can also audition for our popular KidStage and TeenStage programs, which produce full-scale, youth-only productions on our main stage.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: Pre K-12 Musical Theater Classes & Camp
    Address: 2640 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Phone: 510) 845-8542

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  • Cartooning with Cara Goldstein

    Do you love to draw and read comics? This class will teach you how to create your own cartoon characters with expression and create your own comic book story. Click here for more information on Berkeley classes.

    Classes are offered for ages 9–16:
    September 19–October 10, Tuesday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. $180
    September 22–October 13, Friday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. $180
    October 24–November 14, Tuesday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. $180
    October 27–December 1, Friday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. (no class November 10 or 24) $180

    Piedmont Winter Break Camps. Click on the links below for more information:
    Cartooning – Piedmont. Click here for info. Students will design their own characters, backgrounds, storylines and create the beginning of a mini comic book.
    Creativity and Imagination – Piedmont. Click here for info. We will look at illustrators such as Maurice Sendak, Dr Seuss, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol to inspire paintings, drawings, and mixed media artworks.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: After-School Program, ages 9-16
    Address: Live Oak Community Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue
    Phone: 510-981-5150

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  • Hanwen After-School Chinese Program

    We are a Mandarin immersion after-school program for children to learn Chinese through language classes and enrichment activities like Chinese arts & crafts, calligraphy, and martial arts. Interactive games help children practice language skills.

    Families now have an after-school option to
    – Maintain cultural heritage roots
    – Learn about new culture
    – Acquire language skills for future

    Other activities include:
    – Movies-in-Mandarin Date Night
    – Magic-in-Mandarin workshop

    On-site private tutoring and violin/piano music lessons available.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: After School K-5 Mandarin Immersion
    Address: 1548 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
    Phone: 510-545-2126

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  • Hello Stitch

    Learn to sew at Hello Stitch! We provide a supportive, fun, and stress-free atmosphere for exploring adventures in sewing. Available to kids ages 8 to 16, for beginners and beyond. We are offering 4 Sessions this fall. Visit our website to view project details and specific class dates. Sign up for our Newsletter while you are there.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: After School
    Address: 1708 University Avenue, Berkeley
    Phone: (510] 982-6549

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  • Orinda Academy

    Orinda Academy is a private, non-profit day school for boys and girls in grades 8 through 12. Teachers adapt to different learning styles and provide accommodations for learning differences. Orinda Academy is qualified to accept non-immigrant international students, and we can grant I-20 visas, provide ESL and sheltered literature classes, and we provide referrals to reputable housing services.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: Co-Educational, Day only, grades 8-12
    Address: 19 Altarinda Rd.
    Phone: (925)254-7552

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  • Polyglottist Language Academy

    Spanish, French and Italian for kids and teens. Give youth the gift of foreign language fluency! Our after school program takes advantage of young aptitude for foreign languages and draws on our staff of highly qualified language instructors. Classes take place in the target language at our school in downtown Berkeley, and engage young learners with a communicative approach, covering different vocabulary and grammar units through songs, games, and stories.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: After School Language Academy
    Address: 2161 Shattuck Ave., Suites 234-235, Berkeley
    Phone: (510) 710-0238

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  • St. Paul’s Episcopal School

    St. Paul’s is an independent K-8 school located steps from Lake Merritt. Our philosophy about educating students is:
    • Supporting students as fearless learners is the best path to academic rigor.
    • We make service to the community and classroom learning interdependent.
    • We achieve better, deeper learning by harnessing the power of diversity.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: Elementary and Middle School: K-8
    Address: 116 Montecito Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
    Phone: (510) 285-9600

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  • Tutu School

    Tutu School offers ballet classes for children ages 1.5-8 years in a fun and creative way! Imagine your child dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker or Sleeping Beauty during our storybook adventures in ballet. We also offer birthday parties! Sign up online for a free trial class. Year-round registration.

    Details

    Type of School/Program: After-School and Ballet Classes, ages 1.5-8
    Address: 1820 Solano Ave, Suite C2, Berkeley
    Phone: 510-868-2186

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