Extended Day

Enrichment Classes

Organized by a committee of the PTA, Redwood Heights School offers a wide variety of before and after school classes for all ages in various subjects, including music, foreign language, drama and chess.  Families pay a fee directly to the teacher to cover the expense of the program.  Scholarships are based on financial need and approved by the principal.  To apply for a scholarship to help pay for an enrichment class, click here to fill out the form or pick one up at the office and turn it in by March 23rd for the Spring Quarter. 


In order to register your child, please complete all forms (up to 4 per flyer) and return them to the class provider.  Your child will not be registered until all forms have been submitted.


Classes that don't have sufficient enrollment may be cancelled, so don't wait till the last minute to sign up. Click the name of the class to download the registration form.  If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact Lisa Rothman.



Redwood Heights Recreation Center Programs

Redwood Rockets

Redwood Rockets is an after-school program designed for Kindergarten through 5th graders who are in need of supervision during the hours of 3 pm - 6 pm.  The program will run on school days and will NOT meet when Oakland Public Schools are not in session.  Redwood Rockets incorporates structured activities and free play.  A typical day includes activities such as outdoor games, arts &crafts indoor games, snack, etc.  At about 5:00 pm we come inside for homework/quiet time.  Children are encouraged to work together toward goals and problem solving.  The philosophy of fair play will be stressed.  Rules governing the conduct of children will be enforced.  If a child needs more than two parent call-ins because of behavioral problems in one month; he/she will be dropped from the program.

In addition to participation in the Redwood Rockets, your child may also register for other classes listed in the program brochure for the fee listed.  However, if you are unable to pick up your child after the end of the class, he/she must go into the Rockets program to ensure that your child is properly supervised.  Children are expected to come DIRECTLY from school to the old center to check in.  Parents are expected to sign out their child DAILY and inform the instructor that you are taking the child. If your child is unable to attend on a day that he/she is expected, please notify the center at (510) 482-7827.

Classes at the Rec Center

A variety of classes are offered for Grades K-5 such as Karate, cooking (very popular), flag football (fall), basketball (winter), track & field (spring), arts & crafts, dance.  Enrollment is on a first come first served basis.

Thanksgiving Break Camp

The 3 days before Thanksgiving there will be NO SCHOOL & NO ROCKETS.  We are offering an all day camp for Monday - Wednesday (3 days) that week.  Camp will be $35 per day (+ excursion fees TBA).

Before School Care at the Rec Center

This program will meet on days that the Redwood Heights Elementary School is in session.  Program will include craft activities, free play and more.  Breakfast is not provided.  Children will be walked down to the school @ 8:35 am.
Instructor:  Dorthy Ferguson & Virgina Walluch
Hours: 7:30 am -8:40 am
Cost: $7/day per child

$35 deposit (this will be applied towards the 1st 5 days of morning care) is due at time of registration.

Morning care must be paid in advance.  Basically you will need to have a credit on your Rockets account.  If at the end of the school year you have not used up all of your credit, we will issue a refund for any unused funds.  If you do not pay in advance, your child will not be allowed to attend morning care and you will need to drop them off at the school.  Please note that all of your fees paid for Morning care go directly towards programs/supplies here at the center.

For more information on programs offered at the Redwood Heights Recreation Center, visit their website or contact the Center Director Breht Clark (Center Director) bclark@oaklandnet.com
Recreation Center Office: (510) 482-7827

Kids 'N Dance 'N Theater Art

NOT just for kids who take Dance and Musical Theater Classes!
Contrary to what you might expect from our name, many RHS families take advantage of our program without taking any classes. Kids enjoy our great space (just blocks away from the school), small enrollment, individualized attention, fabulous art projects, game room/outdoor play structure, free play on gymnastic equipment and homework help from our credentialed teacher.

  • Free transportation
  • Snacks provided
  • 1/2 off of all classes on days registered
  • 25% sibling discount
  • Single day option

Kids 'N Dance 'N Theater Arts, 3840 MacArthur Blvd. (510) 531-4400 (ask for Marielle) Marielle Cammarata.


JCC East Bay

JCC East Bay has openings in our Oakland Afterschool program that offer a variety of enrichment classes, art and sport activities, healthy snacks, and a caring and energetic staff.

In addition to our Afterschool programs, our site holds School's Out Programming' on most school holidays/professional development days. We provide all day youth programming and activities from 8am-6pm. Parent Nights Out available too!

For more information on the JCC Afterschool-Oakland program, please contact Stan BerrinFor more information on all our programs, including registration information for our School's Out Program, please visit our website at www.jcceastbay.org/youth.