Berkeley LEARNS - A Welcoming Place for Families!

After School Program

Registration in LEARNS for 2018-2019 - Middle Schools


If your student wishes to try out or participate in any sports for this academic year, they MUST return the sports waiver forms completed by your family physician BEFORE try-outs.  This Assumption of Risk for Participation in Voluntary Sports Program; Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement; and Medical Treatment Authorization” form MUST be completed in order to participate in any sport.



**All Middle school students must either be picked up and signed out by a parent/guardian or if student has permission to sign himself/herself out, the student must physically leave the campus after signing out.**



LEARNS 18-19 Middle School Fee Scale:

Berkeley LEARNS Mission Statement


Berkeley LEARNS After School Programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support, recreational activities, and enrichment classes in a safe and structured environment. Located at the school sites, we strengthen the link between the schools and families and strive to provide a seamless day.  By working directly with teachers, staff, families, and school based programs we are better able to advance student learning. 


Program Office: Room 
Phone: (510) 883-5258


Latasha Mitchell
Phone: (510) 883-5258
Denise Dotson
Athletic Director

510 644-6360 ext 27311


Berkeley LEARNS District Office

Aaron Jorgensen
Phone: (510) 644-7770 

Longfellow After School Programs consist of four major components:


1. Academic Support

The academic component supports academic success by creating links to classroom learning by offering homework support, small group or individual tutoring, and mentoring.  The program staff is in continual communication with the classroom teachers to stay informed of students’ academic challenges and strengths, which enable the staff to provide appropriate academic activities.

2. Enrichment Opportunities

The enrichment component offers both traditional and non-traditional activities designed to build knowledge and enhance creative expression. These opportunities are offered by program staff and contracted specialists. The range of classes include: Visual and Performing Arts, Music, Life skills, and Science, and many more.   Multiple sessions are offered per year.  While participating in these components, students have the opportunity to sharpen and/or learn skills and discover new ways to express themselves. We have found that when children are offered the chance to excel in enrichment activities, their self-esteem and confidence soars, which leads to academic success.

3. Recreational Activies

We encourage personal growth through competitive and non-competitive sports by building teamwork and a healthy competitive spirit, developing relationships, and having fun. The middle school programs include recreational sports and interscholastic athletic teams.

4. Community Building

Berkeley LEARNS Programs instill a sense of community among the students that fosters pride in their program, school, and community. Some of the related activities include: community circles, leadership programs, TRIBES, community service projects, and conflict resolution programs.  In addition, the programs serve as a resource to families and the community.  The programs encourage and value all forms of parent/guardian involvement and offer multiple opportunities for parents/guardians to be involved in their children’s education.


1500 Derby Street

Berkeley, CA 94703

Tel: 510-644-6360
Fax: 510-644-8707

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