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Afterschool TK-G8

The transitionary years from early Elementary to Middle school are a formative time in a student's life. They are exposed to not only new concepts, but new social structures and a more expansive learning environment. Our STEM-focused afterschool program, rooted in Reggio Emilia principles can help a student not only navigate this period in their life, but succeed and thrive.

 

We've created an environment that fosters a dynamic learning environment, for students from Transitional Kindergarten all the way to Grade 8. Embracing your child as a capable individual, we encourage them to take initiative for their own learning, approaching subjects throguh a lens of curiosity and discovery. Our curriculum utilizes project-based learning, letting students engage with hands-on experiences that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

 

Here at Olive, we are excited to embark on this journey of learning and discovery with you and your child.

Programs

Kindergarten

TK - Kindergarten

Elementary

Grades 1-5

Middle School

Grades 6-8

Art Studio

Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten - Kindergarten

Our Transition Kinder and Kindergarten programs aim to challenge the traditional classroom by delivering learning via thematic experiences. Children will be introduced to STEM concepts through hands-on experiments and projects. We offer a Full-Day Kindergarten Program as well as a Half-Day program for kids who attend public AM or PM school.

Highlights

  • Theme of the Week. Each week has a different theme, keeping activities fresh and kids engaged. We cycle through Math, Reading, Science, etc.

  • STEM Activities. We have 2 activities per week, such as Hands-on Science, Lego Robotics, Sphero Indi to introduce robotics and engineering concepts to students

  • Math Infinity. Using math as the focus, Math Infinity help children develop their true problem solving potential

  • Chinese. Studies have shown that bilingual children outperform monolingual children when it comes to reasoning and critical thinking. In order to develop this skill, we offer weekly Chinese classes

  • Etiquette and Life Skills. Through this activity, students role play situations that help them practice asking for help, setting boundaries, and other life skills 

  • Snacks and dinner are provided daily, and outdoor play if weather permitted.

Sample Schedule

TK

11:30 - 12:00   Circle Time/Homework

12:00 - 1:00     Lunch/Outdoor Play

  1:00 - 2:00     Homework/Reading Stories

  2:00 - 2:30     Snacks/Outdoor Play

  2:30 - 3:00     S.T.E.M Activities

  3:00 - 3:30     Language/Math Infinity

  3:30 - 4:00     Phonics

  4:00 - 4:30     Article of the Day

  4:30 - 5:00     Dinner Provided

  5:00 - 5:30     Outdoor Play

Kinder

  2:00 - 2:30     Snacks/Outdoor Play

  2:30 - 3:00     STEM Activities

  3:00 - 3:30     Language/Math Infinity

  3:30 - 4:00     Phonics/Homework

  4:00 - 4:30     Article of the Day

  4:30 - 5:00     Dinner Provided

  5:00 - 5:30     Outdoor Play

Elementary & Middle School

Grades 1 - 8

We believe that students across the grade spectrum are capable of taking initiative for their own learning. Our Elementary and Middle School programs are structured in a way that guides students to take responsibility for their own goals, structure their own study time, and teaches them how to best utilize the resources available to them. With this long-term lens, we prepare children for their current challenges and beyond.

Highlights

  • Common Core Prep. Our test-prep materials cover CA Common Core Standards for Math, English, Language Arts & Reading Comprehension

  • Homework Supervision. Our staff is able to help and correct homework. 1-1 tutoring is available when time permits

  • Computer Lab. We have over 50 Chromebooks available for students to use for projects, research, and homework

  • Additional Enrichment. Students are able to access various learning material and web-based learning platforms after they have completed their homework

  • Chinese. Studies have shown that bilingual children outperform monolingual children when it comes to reasoning and critical thinking. In order to develop this skill, we offer weekly Chinese classes

  • STEM Activities. Students are encourage to attend Hands-on Science and Coding weekly.

  • Snacks and dinner are provided daily, and outdoor play if weather permitted. 

Sample Schedule

Grades 1 - 5

3:00 - 3:30 Arrival & Snacks

3:30 - 4:30 Homework

4:30 - 5:00 Chinese Language/enrichment

5:00 - 5:30 Dinner

5:30 - 6:00 Outdoor Play

Grades 6 - 8

2:30 - 3:00 Arrival & Snacks

3:00 - 4:30 Homework 

4:30 - 5:00 Dinner

5:00 - 6:00 Enrichment

Open Book

Reggio Principles

Children can construct their own learning

They are the center of their own learning and can construct their own best way to learn. Children are treated as active collaborators, not passive observers

The environment is the 3rd teacher

Learning is made possible by the environment in which it happens. A thoughtfully designed classroom is a critical component for development

Children learn via their communities

Relationships are vital during early development. We emphasize interactions between parents, teachers, and other children

Learning must be documented

Documentation of a child's learning not only creates a positive feedback loop with teachers, but can spark continuous learning in later years

Children should express themselves

Children are natural communicators and are encouraged to express themselves via any medium, eg. verbal, written, art, building, etc.

Parental participation is vital

Parents are partners in their child’s education. As a result, they need to participate and are always invited to play an active role in their child’s learning

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Berkeley Academy

43475 Ellsworth St., Fremont

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at St James Church

34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont

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at SBCC Church

47385 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont

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