Leadership & Stem-Based Afterschool

Mission & Vision

We believe all children should realize their potential to transform the world. Experience our visionary curriculum through our afterschool program and enrichment classes. Both programs support our goal of raising confident, supportive, and resilient children who, as young people, dedicate their talents to strengthening their communities.

Our program allows students to deeply engage in learning, in a fun and challenging way which provide K- 8th grade students opportunities for growth in a variety of subjects and interests.

Core Beliefs

  • We believe that each child possesses internal resources and talents which need support, time, and quality relationships (with adults and peers) to come to fruition.

  • We believe it is more important to listen than to be heard; more challenging to ask questions than to require answers; more beneficial to scaffold choices than to micro-manage behavior. 

Guidance & Discipline

At Olive, we implement an all-encompassing positive discipline methodology because we know this creates self-sufficient, respectful, and proactive members of our community. Our instructors commit to disciplining through redirection, positive role-modeling, problem-solving, and natural consequences.

  • Positive Reinforcement

       In positive reinforcement, one draws attention to the behavior we want to encourage, instead of giving

       attention  to unwanted behavior.  While we eschew bribery and punishment, our consistent guidance             ensures that each child knows her boundaries and expectations. To build a strong community, we must           see ourselves as growing, tolerant, and nurtured.

  • Conflict Resolution

       Even under the best circumstances, conflicts are inevitable. Our staff believes in mediated conflict                    resolution where everyone shares their story, perspective, and feelings, and then we collaborate on

       what we need to move forward. By emphasizing the future (What would you do next time? How can

       we make amends?) and not assigning blame, children must work together to resolve their conflict. 

  • Independence

      True resourcefulness means that when you don’t have the answer, you know how to find it. With so many        resources as students’ fingertips, we encourage them to “help themselves” when it is appropriate. Of            course, we are always there to help with an explanation, stepstool, or advice, but in developmentally              appropriate ways, we scaffold some responsibility. 

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Why Choose Us

  • Homework supervision & corrections with one-on-one instruction when time permits

  • Berkeley has over 60 Chromebooks available for students to check out and do research for school projects & online homework

  • We also create accounts for different web-based Reading, Math & Science programs which are available to students after homework is completed and checked

  • We provide weekly common core test-prep materials for Math, English Language Arts & Reading Comprehension

  • Olive | Berkeley includes weekly Chinese language classes in it's afterschool program

  • Students enjoy fresh air in our large outdoor play area, complete with a basketball hoop, tetherball poles, and wallball

  • On Fridays, most students do not have homework, so students will join Olive | Berkeley's Friday Clubs! 

  • Know that your child has safely arrived at Olive | Berkeley with our Electronic Sign-In & Out system that sends real-time notifications to you 

  • Participate in our community service trips to serve dinner at our local homeless shelter

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All-Inclusive Programs

  • TK-Gr8

  • Individual Attention

  • Homework Help

  • Common Core English & Math

  • Daily Mandarin or Hindi

  • STEAM Program Every Day

  • Large Outdoor Play Area   ​

  • Electronic Sign-In & Out system that sends real-time notifications to you 

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Sample Daily Schedule

Mon-Thur Schedule

Grades 1-5

3:00-3:30 Arrival & Snacks

3:30-4:30 Homework

4:30-5:00 Chinese Language

5:00-5:30 Web-based | Printed Worksheet

5:30-6:00 Outdoor Play | Home

Grades 6 - 8

2:30-3:00 Arrival & Snacks

3:00-5:00 Homework | Outdoor Play

5:00-6:00 Web-based | Printed Worksheet

5:30-6:00 Outdoor Play | Home

Friday Schedule

G1-G2

3:30-4:15 Book Club

4:30-5:15 Hands-on Science Club

5:30-6:00 Coding Club

Grades 3-5

3:30-4:15 Hands-on Science Club

4:30-5:15 Book Club

5:30-6:00 Coding Club

Grades 6-8

3:30-4:30 Newspaper Club

4:45-5:45 Computer Science/ Business & Entrepreneurship Club

Outdoor Playground & Garden
Thanks to South Bay Community Church provides us such a wonderful area - safe and huge.

Afterschool Weekly STEM | Leadeship Activities
We do STEM and Leadership Every Friday