After School Classes & Day Care

Day Care

An extended day care program is available for students in grades K – 8. Day care is available on all school days from 7:00 – 7:55 a.m. and 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. On minimum days, the program runs from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. This service provides a safe environment along with opportunities for exercise, reading, games and homework assistance.

Chess Academy

Chess classes are offered through the San Diego Chess Academy.  The San Diego Chess Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to teaching children the wonderful game of chess. Tests have shown that young chess players develop strong analytical and problem solving skills. Chess players do better in school and develop valuable leadership skills. Using a proven curriculum designed to make chess fun and exciting, their US Chess Federation Certified Instructors can help your child to develop the skills that will help him or her excel in the future.

The San Diego Chess Academy provides high quality instruction and professionally run competitions for chess players of all skill levels.  The San Diego Chess Academy has a full staff of experienced, professional, teachers.   Chess class is offered on Thursday’s throughout the school year and offered to all students.

Hola! Conversational Spanish

Have fun learning a new language! Students will learn short, useful conversations about things in every day life: sports, school, family. Classes offered for K-2 and 3-5.  Instructor Maribel Saldana, earned her Master’s Degree from SDSU.  She has worked at The Spanish Institute which enabled her to work with all Spanish levels for children and high school students.  She has been teaching Spanish since 2005.

CYT@ School

Christian Youth Theater, the national leader in children’s theater, is devoted to introducing performing arts to children, by providing a high-quality experience that is educational and enjoyable. The curriculum offers standards-based instruction by teachers who are enthusiastic, fun, positive role models. Classes are offered twice a week to grades 1-3 and grades 4-8. Classes run for eight weeks. All students perform.

CYT San Diego is a licensed affiliate of CYT Inc.

Folklorico Mexican Dance

Students learn to perform traditional Mexican dances each Friday throughout the school year. Costumes for performances are provided. Class is limited to 30 students. (grades 3-8)  Dory Miller has been teaching this class over 20 years at St. Martin Academy.  Mrs. Miller also is a full time public school teacher whose children all graduated from SMA.

Mad Science

Mad Science offers a hands-on, one-hour science program that is thematically based upon a particular area of science and includes such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations and participate in inquiry-based discussions. Children take home exciting projects that they make themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. Curriculum meets state and national science standards. Mad Science is scheduled throughout the school year and runs for 5 weeks at a time for grades K-6.

Guitar Lessons

This fun and easy class accepts students in all grades.  Classes will be held on Wednesday.  A guitar and pick is needed.  Guitars may be rented at most music stores or a recommendation is to purchase it at Costco – Yamaha 6 string steel acoustic guitar ($139-$189) includes case and strap.  Instructor: Lisa Campbell with 10 years experience teaching students.  She is licensed, bonded, insured and public school district approved. lisacampbellmusic.com

Woodshop WIzard

Woodshop Wizards is an after school program from Junior Builder’s Academy. Woodshop Wizard offers the opportunity to enrich skill and knowledge in the world of woodworking. The program was created to provide youth the opportunity to lean the basic concepts of woodworking while fostering self esteem, self confidence and offering a skill set.  Offered to students in grades 1-6.

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