After-School Programs

Tree House

At the Tree House, we strive to create a safe and fun after school environment that provides enriching activity options for our students and maximum flexibility to accommodate our parents’ schedules.

The Tree House is available to all Lower School students. The daily program consists of supervised indoor and outdoor play, projects and occasional access to the Lower School labs and studios. At the heart of our program is the belief that students benefit when they play and learn with multiple age levels. Developing skills across a spectrum of ages and abilties, younger students may try new skills earlier while older students gain a sense of responsibility and empathy as student leaders.

We offer a variety of projects and activities including:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Story/share/game days
  • Board games and dramatic play
  • Approximately one hour and 15 minutes of outside play
  • After-school computer, art and science taught by Burke’s teachers on specified days
  • Homework/study time
The Tree House is open from dismissal to 6 p.m. daily (unless otherwise noted in the calendar or in Tuesday Notes) and there is no Tree House for Kindergarten during the first week of school and on Pansy Day, the last day of school.

On Lower School early dismissal days, the Tree House is only offered when there is a minimum enrollment of five students.

Tree House enrollment forms are emailed in the August mailing or you can download the form. You can sign up for specific days or just send a note with your daughter on the day she will be attending.
  • $13/hour drop-in
  • $10/hour prepaid – we offer prepaid cards in blocks of 20 and 50 hours
  • Bill in increments of 30 minutes
Tree House prepaid cards do NOT expire. Any unused time will be rolled over to the next academic year. It’s handy to have a prepaid card for emergency situations.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Nieuwenhuijs at 415.751.0177 ext. 371 or


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  • Erin Nieuwenhuijs 

    Director of After-School and Summer Programs
    415.751.0187, ext. 371
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

Katherine Delmar Burke School

An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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