Bookends is our program for before and after school and school closure days. Bookends is an important extension of our school day designed to encourage creativity and curiosity, support social development, and provide enrichment opportunities for further exploration and expression beyond our daily curriculum.  

An afternoon in BookEnds: 

3:30pm School dismissal and BE students check in
3:30-3:55 pm BE students free play outside
3:55-4:15 pm Snack inside community room
4:15-5:15 pm Enrichment BE class (sign-up required)
5:15-6 pm Choice-Time (reading, Legos, games, blocks, yoga, etc. )

*All unregistered BE students will be charged at 4:15pm

*Parents are welcome to pick-up their child(ren) between 5:15-6pm. We encourage you to pick-up no earlier than 5:15, as it interrupts the enrichment BE class.

If your child is a BookEnds “regular,” we ask that you sign her/him up for a class each day of the week that s/he is enrolled. We rotate the BookEnds offerings every 10 weeks. At that point, s/he gets to select a new roster of weekly activities. Our intention with the pre-selection of enrichment activities is to create commitment, investment and and a depth of learning within the selected activity.

With this being said, if we discover that a child is unhappy in their selected activity, we are happy to make a change.

If your child(ren) needs to "drop-in" to BookEnds on a particular day that you have not pre-registered for, then we will place her/him in an age-appropriate class for drop-ins.

BE Session 1 is from August 15th to October 31st.
BookEnds Drop In Rates:
    • $40 per day
    • $85 Adventure

*Parents please remember to sign 'check out' clip board in the community room for safety and accounting reference. Attendance is taken and invoices sent out monthly.
    • Full year (40 weeks, 5 days per week plus all adventures): $6,500

BE classes are designed for K-4 grade students in mind, while Adventure Camps offered over break and Taekwondo in BE remain open to all grades.

Adventure Details and registration will be sent out in mid September!

Sample Enrichment Workshops Sessions

Private music and art lessons are also made available through our music and art instructors.   

a progressive learning environment
an emphasis on science, math and technology

Alta Vista School  |  |  Telephone: 415 / 467.3700