YMCA Anchor After-School Program

SFUSD K-5 Public Elementary School

Our stellar After School Anchor Program through Stonestown YMCA will continue to operate at Sloat for the 2022-2023 school year! Anchor offers on-site, before and after school care, available for all grades (K-5). Commodore Sloat students can attend 5, 3, or 2 days per week (subject to availability of spots), and some full subsidies and scholarships are available. The program runs from the end of the school day (2:55pm M, Tu, Th, F, or 1:40pm on Wed) until 6:00pm. Morning care is also available from 7am until the start of school at 8:40am.

Anchor program will operate with a 1:14 – 1:20 teacher-to-student ratio with the goal to accommodate as many families as possible who desire a spot.  However, a spot cannot be guaranteed if staffing issues are encountered.  

We are committed to providing high quality programming that focuses on youth development theory, Restorative Practices, the development of 21st Century skills, socio-emotional development, critical thinking skills, and leadership development. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our diverse school community in an equitable manner.

Anchor offers:

  • Enrichments (sports, arts, etc.)
  • Academic support
  • Relationship building
  • Social skills
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Monthly themes
  • Family events
  • More!

For more information about the Anchor program can be found in the Welcome Letter here

Registration for 2022-23 Afterschool Program opens at 9 am on Monday, May 9nd 2022 for 5-day/week program.   Registration for 2 or 3 day/week program will open on August 2nd 2022.  Be sure to have an active account at community.ymcasf.org to speed up registration.

Get to know some of the fantastic aftercare staff members here.

The current parent handbook is available here.

For more information about this program, please contact our site coordinator: Nick Newman [email protected] or 415-850-2228


Three alternative options for After School care for Sloat students will be provided by nearby organizations. All three will provide pick-up service at Sloat at the end of the school day and walk children to their respective sites. Parents and caregivers interested in these options should contact these organizations directly to inquire about space availability and cost:

  • Alpha Kids Academy (415-886-2865). More information can be found here.  Program includes Mandarin learning activities.
  • Little Oceanauts (415-988-7919; https://www.littleoceanauts.com/) – Program includes Mandarin learning activities.  More info here.
  • Ingleside Community Center (415-715-8180)