Before/After Care

Before and after school programs help enrich the lives of each of our students, learn more about activity offerings below!​

YMCA Before and After Care

YMCA/Tacoma Schools Partnership

YMCA Before and After School programs focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enrichment for children ages 5-12. In YMCA care, your child will receive:

  • 60 minutes of physical activity
  • Healthy snacks
  • Academic support
  • Leadership and youth development
  • Care from licensed and certified staff
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and enrichment activities
  • YMCA membership

When: 7am-6:30pm

Contact: Registration253-534-7837​​​

YMCA/MetroParks Youth Sports League

YMCA/Tacoma Schools Partnership

Through an extraordinary collaboration between Tacoma Public Schools, Metro Parks Tacoma, the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, and the Boys and Girls Club, Tacoma youth now have access to instructional sports programs after school. Partnership Program Benefits:

  • Encourages physical activity and teamwork
  • Reduces transportation barriers
  • Promotes school pride
  • Boosts community connections
  • Youth volunteer program for off-season high school athletes


  • Fall: Soccer
  • Winter: Basketball, Flag Football
  • Spring: Baseball/Fastpitch
  • All practices will be from 3:30-5:30 one day per week. Games will take place on Saturdays beginning in October. Contact YMCA for more information.

Contact: Angie White, 253-405-7528,,  Return the registration form​ to a Metro Parks, 9715 Lakewood R. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Brickz 4 Kidz​


Bricks 4 Kidz® is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, and we play with LEGO® Bricks. Classes are designed to teach the fundam​entals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, built around our proprietary model plans, created by engineers and architects. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.​


When: After School

Contact: Your child will bring a registration form home when sessions are available. Return the form to school OR view available classes online.

Young Ambassadors

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The Young Ambassadors of Physical Education is a group composed of elementary school students representing various schools from Tacoma Public Schools.
Elementary students are chosen through a tryout process based on their physical fitness level, jump roping abilities and rhythmic and gymnastic skills. These elementary students must also have good academic and citizen standing. Young Ambassadors promote self-esteem, teamwork and fitness. The Young Ambassador group carries the message of the importance in making healthy choices each and every day. Each year, the Young Ambassadors perform at school assemblies, sporting halftimes and various community events throughout Washington, California, Oregon and Canada.​

When: Tryouts begin in October

Contact: Mr. J- DeLong PE teacher., 571-5800  OR  Toni Norling,​, 571-5716​​