After School Programs

After School Programs

Campus is open for students Monday through Friday until 5pm.  Students check in with the teacher on duty and have the freedom to choose how to spend their free time. Numerous activities, programs, and clubs are also available for students to join, either on a drop in or sign up basis.  

The after school calendar is the best place to see the schedule in real time.  See below for descriptions of the options available.  


Contact After School Activities Director, Alicia Dantzker for more information:

adantzker at girlsms dot org
650.968.8338 x 103

For After School sports, contact Athletic Director Damian Canny:

dcanny at girlsms dot org
650.968.8338 x118


This list will be updated as new activities become available. 



Free activities that do not require sign up


Homework Club

Supervised by Girls Moving Forward, Homework Club is a quiet workspace and a group workspace. Every day, drop in, no signup.


Math Circles

Supervised by the Math department, Math Circles is a place for math exploration. Some Mondays (see calendar), no signup.


Math Counts

Competiton-style math fun with Alyssa and Sophie.  Drop in to challenge your brain! Some Mondays (see calendar), no signup.  



Woodworking is the chance to work in the woodshop outside of class hours. Alie will be keeping the woodshop open 1 day a week.  Varying days in the fall (see calendar), no signup required.



Ceramics is the chance to work in the ceramics shop outside of class. Alie will be keeping the shop open 1 day a week.  Varying days in the spring (see calendar), no signup required.


Drama Club

Supervised by Walter, Drama Club is improv, theater, and performance. Mondays weekly in the spring, no signup required, open to all levels, see Walter.


Free activities that require sign up (and consistent attendance when possible)


Bridge Club

Supervised by Silicon Valley Youth Bridge, Bridge Club is the opportunity to learn the card game, practice, and compete.  Every other Monday starting in October except when changed to accommodate holidays (see calendar).  Signup required after the first two classes on the SVYB website.


More Active Girls In Computing

GMS is proud to be entering enter its 9th year of partnership with the MAGIC (More Active Girls in Computing) program. The vision of the MAGIC program is to be a world-class resource for guiding and assisting young women seriously considering studying Computer Science or another STEM discipline, by matching girls with mentors who share their interests. Each MAGIC participant is expected to make a serious commitment to the program, working outside of school for a few hours each week pursuing her STEM interest, as guided by her mentor. Applications link is available below. Students in all three grades are eligible, but it is important to note that due to the limited availability of mentors each year, we are only able to match a subset of our applicants with a mentor. Applications will require a parent's signature. You can learn more by visiting the MAGIC website or by contacting Tricia Kellison, GMS Computer Science Department Chair, at


MAGIC application - Due Monday, September 19, 2016


Activities with a fee

Cooking Class

Julie Shanson who teaches the intersession Food Glorious Food is teaching a Food Glorious Food After (School Cooking) Party on Wednesdays starting March 15.
6 sessions (3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24) sign up on the form, drop ins available if space allows.  Class size limited to 10.


Public Speaking

​Supervised by Rose Debate. Establishes a firm foundation for communication by prepares students for public speaking situations.  Will begin again in fall 2017.

Public Speaking 2

​Supervised by Rose Debate. Builds on beginning public speaking class for students who took the class in the fall.  Will begin again in fall 2017.


Wind Ensemble

Supervised by After School Music Academy.  This group is open to all players and all skill levels, whether you’ve played for years or you are just starting out.  Mondays, sign up and payment required at the ASMA WebsiteWill begin again in fall 2017.


Singer/Songwriter Class

Learn to compose and sing your own music at this new class.  Bring along your guitar to learn how to construct new songs.  Tuesdays, sign up and payment required at the ASMA Website. 3 sessions, spring session begins Tuesdays 3/7/17


Yoga + Mindfulness

​Supervised by After School Music Academy. Introduction and development of basic breathing, meditation (non-religious) and postures/asthanas of Hatha Yoga with the use of yoga mats.  Tuesdays, sign up and payment required at the ASMA Website. 3 sessions, spring session begins Tuesdays 3/7/17.



Supervised by After School Music Academy.  Girls will learn to sing in 2, 3 and 4 parts, learn note reading skills, and have the chance to perform for the school.  Wednesdays, sign up and payment required at the ASMA Website. 3 sessions, spring session begins 3/8/17.