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Before and After School

After school care and preschool is available on campus through the programs listed below. These are fee-based programs that operate independently from the Mandarin Immersion program offered by RCSD. Please contact them directly for more information.



Catalyst Kids

Catalyst Kids provides before-school and after school care on campus, and is open to preschoolers as well as school-age children. Go to the website or call (650) 364-1178 for more.

Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (REACH)

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers an after school program on campus called REACH that serves 130 students in grades K-5. Students participate in one hour of academic enrichment, one hour of recreation and one hour of life skills daily. Students must attend each day of the week to maintain their space in the program and stay for the duration of the program. For more information, visit


PlayThrive (Mandarin Immersion)

PlayThrive Mandarin-Immersion After School (中 文 沈 浸 式 课 后 辅 导 班) is located on campus. PlayThrive educates the whole child while practicing their Mandarin language skills. It is here to complement your child’s educational experience with explorative play, social emotional learning and project-based learning. PlayThrive believes in a student-centered approach where children are active participants in their own education and are self-motivated by their passions. Here, children are empowered to learn about themselves, others, and the tools to shape the world.  You can view the presentation below to learn more about the program. Go to their website or email to get more information.

After School



Odyssey Preschool (Mandarin Immersion)

Odyssey Preschool is an on-campus Montessori-based, Mandarin immersion program for children between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 6 years old. It is a child-centered learning community committed to respecting the unique personality, gifts, and development of each student. The schools promotes a culture that fosters kindness, curiosity, and cooperation. The goal is to cultivate both independence as well as an awareness of our global interdependence. Odyssey reflects the cultural diversity of the Peninsula throughout its curriculum, especially in foreign language offerings. Students enrolled in the Odyssey Preschool location at Redwood City receive priority enrollment in the Mandarin Immersion TK-5 program as long as the student resides within the boundaries of Redwood City. To schedule a tour, please call (650) 727-2306 or email

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