Put the Cool in Afterschool Care with Palo Alto's Club J!
Registration for the 2023–24 year is now open!
Now accepting TK (transitional kindergarteners)
Apply for Club J for 2023–2024
Welcome to the Club J Program
Club-J is a Monday–Friday after school program that runs until 6:00 PM. Club J is a one-of-a-kind, licensed program that provides a wide range of activities that will engage children from transitional kindergarten through 12 years of age. The Club J program supports children in several educational components such as arts and humanities, physical activities and literacy, as well as a wide range of free elective classes that will keep every child learning and having fun.
*Program structure is subject to change
Free flow, as a release from the structured school day, is the first part of Club J when children arrive on campus. During free flow, children can select which area they want to be in. Rooms include the Art Studio, Puzzles/Board Game Room, STEAMS Room, Recreation Room and Outdoor Field.
Enrichment Classes (Chugim)
Club J offers many, FREE specialized enrichment classes to enhance your child's experience in our program. Taught by our Club J teachers, classes may include art, science, technology, engineering, cooking and sports. Some elective classes (Chugim) we have offered are hip hop and jazz dance, Mandarin and American Sign Language, a variety of art classes and sports such as basketball, soccer and flag football. These are just a few of the many Chugim offered at Club J. Three ten-week sessions of Chugim are offered each Club J year.
Here at Club J, one of our qualified teachers will be available to help and support your child with their schoolwork. We also work closely with each child's parent/teacher to understand how we can best support your child’s academic work.
Club J offers an array of physical activities both inside and outside the classroom. Options include, but are not limited to, soccer, basketball, relay races, GAGA and outdoor play on our state-of-the-art outdoor Park and Pavilion.
Social and Emotional Support
We realize physical distancing can hinder children from many social and emotional development opportunities. Children in our program will interact with their classmates in an enriching setting with a variety of fun and creative games and activities. Club J offers many teacher-led activities during the week, and within their cohort groups, children will have the opportunity to participate in fun, high-energy classes.
Jewish Cultural Programming
Club J is guided by the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Tzedakah (charity). At Club J we learn and about the culture and celebrate the Jewish holidays. Each Friday we close the week with Shabbat.
Express Pick-Up Service
We are providing express pick-up service to all of our Club J families. In order to create proper distance during pick-up, Club J staff members will drop off students directly at their car.
Club J provides transportation to our program from the Palo Alto School District and Los Altos School District. We expect to offer transportation from the following schools. This is subject to change based on enrollment of each individual school.
|Palo Alto School District:
|Juan Briones Elementary
|El Carmelo Elementary
||Palo Verde Elementary (K–3)
|Los Altos School District:
|Bullis Charter School North
||Bullis Charter School South
|TK or Kindergarten Full Day:
|| Monthly Tuition:
|TK or Kindergarten Full Day with Transportation
| $1234 per month
|TK or Kindergarten Full Day without Transportation
| $1116 per month
|If your child is an incoming kindergartener at Bullis Charter or attends a half-day TK or kindergarten program for the entire school year, please register as Kindergarten Full Day.
|Grades TK–5 Afterschool:
| Monthly Tuition
|Afterschool Care with Transportation
|| $972 per month
|Afterschool Care without Transportation
| $858 per month
|If your child is in a full day TK or kindergarten program (where only the beginning of the school year is a half day) please register, as Grades TK–5 Afterschool.
|Club J Plus Plans: (two plus plans available)
|| Monthly Tuition
|Option 1 | Plus Plan All Inclusive: Afterschool care, plus all available school break camps and single school closure days during the school year.
|Plus Plan All Inclusive: TK or Kindergarten Full Day with transportation
|| $1447 per month
|Plus Plan All Inclusive: TK or Kindergarten Full Day without transportation
|| $1329 per month
|Plus Plan All Inclusive: TK–5 Afterschool Care (Monthly Tuition) with transportation
|| $1185 per month
|Plus Plan All Inclusive: TK–5 Afterschool Care (Monthly Tuition) without transportation
|| $1071 per month
|Option 2 | Plus Plan Winter and Spring Break Camp: Afterschool care, plus the two-week winter break camp in December and the one week of spring break camp.
|Plus Plan Winter and Spring Break Camp: TK or Kindergarten Full Day with transportation
|| $1357 per month
|Plus Plan Winter and Spring Break Camp: TK or Kindergarten Full Day without transportation
|| $1239 per month
|Plus Plan Winter and Spring Break Camp: TK–5 Afterschool Care
|Plus Plan Winter and Spring Break Camp: TK–5 Afterschool Care without transportation
Please Note: Discounted OFJCC Fitness Membership is available only during the length of the program.
Club J Facility number: 434412177
*Must not turn 13 before June 2024
Questions about Registration and Accounts
Youth and Teens Office | [email protected]
| (650) 223-8675
Questions about Financial Aid
General Club J Questions
Department Coordinator, Sachiko Martinez | [email protected] | (650) 223-8675
Director of Club J Afterschool Program, Cyrus Mallare-Diethorn | [email protected] | (650) 223-8625
Assistant Director of Club J Afterschool Program, Jessica Westlund | [email protected] or (650) 223-8676