How to Use BookEnds

There are a variety of ways your student can use our BookEnds programming.  

  • Registering and attending our enrichment classes

  • Free student care after school during parent meetings with teachers,  please alert Sarah McNutt or BE staff when checking out so that you are not charged. 

  • Drop-in care for late pick ups and when students are not enrolled in a class. All students not enrolled automatically go to Drop-ins at 3:45pm. Parents do not need to email ahead of time, though it is helpful.


Last Day/Graduation

Wednesday, June 17th


BookEnds in an after school program at Alta Vista School which runs 3:30-6pm Monday-Friday. During BookEnds we offer an exciting array of dynamic and interdisciplinary after school clubs that are led by our teachers and outside facilitators such as Thynkering, Bricks4Kids and Challenge Island. Our intention with the pre-selection of enrichment activities is to create commitment, investment, and a depth of learning within the selected activity. The BookEnds teachers offer specialized classes not commonly available in school curriculum such as Garden to Table cooking, Drama Club, and Microbit programming.


The enrichment class offerings change every 10-13 weeks and an e-mail & online form will be sent out to you to register your student(s) for BE classes.

BookEnds Packages

Year Long Full Enrichment Package

This package includes 5 days of first choice Enrichment classes, 4 days of Mini-Adventures during conferences, and 20 days of Adventure camps during school breaks.  Families who choose the year long package will be able to use early enrollment, so students can choose all their preferred classes before they fill up. If you are a prepaid full year BookEnds family we ask that you sign your student up for a class each day of the week (even if they will not regularly attend.) If your child(ren) needs to "drop-in" to BookEnds on a particular day that you have not pre-selected for, then we will place her/him in an age-appropriate enrichment class.

NEW 3/2 Year Long Partial Enrichment Package 

This package includes 3 days of enrichment classes and 2 days of drop-in play during the week, all year long. Does not include Adventures or camps. This gives parents full year after school care options with flexibility to change to accommodate sports and other events.

Single Enrichment Classes

Students may enroll each session in single enrichment classes, which run about 10-13 weeks. At the beginning of each new BookEnds Session, families are sent a registration form to enroll their child in an enrichment class. Each class is $45,  families will be charged for the whole session of that particular enrichment class, not by actual class attendance. Prices for each class are displayed on the Registration form, and may vary depending on holidays and days school is not in session. Families will be charged at the end of the month, after registering, by invoice from accounting.


Drop-in students will be doing homework, reading, playing, or quiet activities only in the meeting room, not attending an enrichment class. Families will need to check out their students in the meeting room with a teacher on an ipad for the correct time stamp. Drop-in’s are charged $7.50 at 4pm and $7.50 every 30 minutes after until 6pm. For example, if a student is picked up at 5:45pm, the family will be charged $37.50 for the day.


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Lower School Campus:

450 Somerset Street | San Francisco, CA 94134 | ​Tel: 415-467-3700 

Middle School Campus:

2558 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94110 | Tel: 415-510-8492