After School Program

What is Out of School Time (OST)?

An SFUSD-run after school and full day youth development program. OST is part of the Early Education Division in San Francisco Unified School District and is administered by an Early Education Department Principal.

Who are the teachers in OST?

Our low ratio (1 staff for every 14 students) is led by a credentialed (licensed) SFUSD Teacher with classroom support provided by a District Paraprofessional

What is a typical day like in OST?

Out of School Time is a comprehensive after school and youth development program. The daily schedule reflects a balanced approach that supports the academic, social and emotional, and physical development of your child. One third of the day is spent on academic, instructional, and homework supports that are aligned to your child’s school day classroom teaching. In addition, the OST program provides Project-Based Learning experiences that extend the concepts and skills being taught through enriching and hands-on interactive teaching strategies. Lastly, one third of the day is centered around recreation that includes both structured play and free-choice.

When is OST offered?

OST is a full-year program. During the school year, we provide daily on-site academic, enrichment, and recreation for program participants until 5:30p.m. During Spring Break and Summer, we provide full-day care beginning at 7:30am until 5:30pm. Our break and summer programming consists of the same low teacher-to-child ratio and balanced activities centered around your child’s academic and physical growth. 

How much does OST cost?

OST program has a sliding scale based on income and eligibility requirements. Because each family’s circumstances are unique, we invite you to meet with our Site Clerk to determine your family’s fee structure. Many of our families qualify for zero or low cost care. 

What is included in the OST fees?

The cost of the program includes all of the academic, enrichment and recreational activities. In the summer the students also participate in field trips to city landmarks, museums, and parks. In addition, all meals (school year is snack and summer and breaks is breakfast, lunch and snack) are included in the program fees. 

Who do I contact for enrollment?

You can register directly with the OST School Clerk at the site by emailing

This page was last updated on October 11, 2021