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After School

Sliding-scale after-school care is available to all students at Cobb as part of the SFUSD ExCEL After School Program, administered by the Buchanan YMCA. We focus on academics, healthy eating, fun, and activities. With a great team of program leaders, and a quality-driven site coordinator, the after school program is full of exciting learning opportunities.


2018-19 program applications are now available. Please email or call Site Coordinator Ron Ross:



2:40 pm to 6:00 pm


There is no before-school program offered at Cobb. However, the school yard opens at 8:15 and school staff provides supervision until school starts at 8:40.

Schedule and Activities

Students spend the afternoon in three groups: kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade, and fourth and fifth grade. The schedule varies slightly by group and day. A typical afternoon:


2:40 - 3:15: Sign-in, snacks, and restroom

3:15 - 3:40: PE

3:45 - 4:30: Academic support

4:35 - 5:20: Enrichment activity

5:25 - 6:00: Free choice and pick-up


Enrichment Classes and Clubs

Students are offered a variety of classes and clubs depending on grade level, such as:


Mr. Ron Ross, Jr., Site Coordinator

Ms. Lakeada Perez, Lead Program Leader




The after school program is available to TK-5 students at Cobb. There is a sliding scale monthly payment, and registration must be completed at the Buchanan YMCA at 1530 Buchanan Street (between Webster and Laguna). The program is first come, first served, so please register as soon as possible. 



The after school program is free for the following students, and requires a nonrefundable $60 application fee at time of registration:

The after school program has a sliding scale fee of $50-498/month, and a 20% sibling discount. The prorated August payment of $25-225 is due at registration, and is nonrefundable. If you are applying for sliding scale payments, submit a YMCA financial assistance application form and income verification along with the registration form. If you are not applying for financial assistance, the program is $498/month, with $225 due at registration.


For questions, please contact Ron Ross, Jr., Site Coordinator: