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Trackers After School - Portland, Oregon

Best After School in the Known Universe

We transport your child from school to our SE Portland Studio. Through our catalog of courses students can explore archery, ceramics, martial arts, blacksmithing, and more. At the end of the day, you pick them up at our SE Portland Headquarters.

3 Reasons to choose Trackers After School

All Ages

Our programs start with grade and offer options all the way through middle and high school.

Award-Winning

Voted Best After School classes with portland parents through PDX Parent magazine.

Expert Educators

Our educators are experts in their craft. Our ratios are 1 teacher to 12 students for personal instruction.


How It Works

We pick-up from most schools within 15 minutes of our studio headquarters. You register for an 11-week seasonal term. Create a schedule between 1-5 days of after school courses.

Option 1 - Trackers Transport When we transport, class starts at pick-up. When students arrive onsite and meet their class teacher. See below for a list of schools we pick-up from.

Option 2 - Self Transport For families outside of our pick-up schools, we also provide the option for Self transport for specific classes. Self transported students must arrive at times no later that what is specified for each class (see FAQ). Students grade 5 and up can also choose self-checkout as an option. Self-transport comes with a 15% discount.

Parent pick-up is from 5:15 PM to 6 PM at our SE Portland HQ (4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue) or our Annex only 3 blocks away. For students picked-up closer to 6 PM, optional class activities continue during pick-up time.

Pick-up Schools Seasonal Terms Available Days
Llewellyn, Grout, Richmond, Woodstock, Winterhaven, Abernathy, Duniway, Lewis, Portland Waldorf, Sellwood Middle School Fall Begins 9/9/19, ends 11/22/19
Winter Begins 12/2/19, ends 2/28/20
Spring Begins 3/2/20, ends 5/22/20
Options every day of the week for each school we pick-up from. Choose the class schedule your family's needs.

Tuition

Pay a $50 non-refundable deposit for each day in the 11-week term.
Complete the remaining tuition in a 3-month payment plan, with the first payment due 2-weeks before term.

To make our programs more affordable for families, we offer multi-day and self-transport discounts:

Multi-Day Discount
2-day registration - 5% discount 4-day registration - 15% discount
3-day registration - 10% discount 5-day registration - 20% discount
Additional Discounts
Self-Transport - additional 15% discount Full-payment - additional 5% discount

Course Catalog

Program Themes


Grades
Days Available
Choose 1-5
Regular Total
for 11 Weeks
Art of Nature
Create nature-based arts and crafts. Plus, get outdoors, adventuring in nearby Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.
Gr K-2 Fall - M, T, W, Th, F $375
Kids Woodworking
Hands-on woodworking projects for younger grades. Learn safe tool use. Take home what you build.
Gr K-2 Fall - W $425
Archery Team
Join our Archery Team! Learn with expert instructors at our indoor range. We supply all the gear.
Gr 2-8 Fall - M, T, W, Th $395
Martial Arts
Train fun and practical martial arts. Challenge yourself with parkour and free-running skills.
Gr 2-5 Fall - Th $375
Outdoor Adventure
Develop outdoor leadership skills. We adventure to local greenspaces to find adventure after school.
Gr 2-5 Fall - M, T, W, Th, F $375
Photography
Study the principals of photography. Use Digital SLRs, tablets, and even drones to fly high into the sky.
Gr 3-8 Fall - T $395
Woodworking Shop
Handcraft projects for both art and function. Develop the foundations of traditional woodworking.
Gr 3-10 Fall - T, Th $425
Table Top Games
Create your character. Use your imagination. Quest through role-playing games for dragons through dungeons.
Gr 3-12 Fall - F $375
Ceramics Studio
Learn the ancient art of pottery. Coil and sculpt clay. Turn it on the wheel. Fire your works in our kiln.
Gr 4-12 Fall - M, W $445
Blacksmith Shop
Apprentice in blacksmithing with our expert mentors. Bend metal with forge, fire, and hammer.
Gr 4-12 Fall - M, T, W, Th $515
Blacksmith Shop: Knife Making
Study the production of knives and other bladed tools. Create and forge your own designs.
Gr 4-12 Fall - M, T, W, Th $515

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of the day?
For Trackers Transport, classes begin when the student is dropped-off by our bus. For Self Transport, classes begin at the start of the drop-off window specific to each class (see catalog). Drop-off activities vary with the program theme:

  • Craft based classes that take place at Trackers HQ or the Annex can begin with lab based activities, after most students arrive they begin group instruction and activities.
  • Outdoor excursion based courses, such as Outdoor Adventure, begins with team leadership games or outdoor skills until drop-off ends, after which all students visit local parks for nature based skills and adventure.
Lab activities (craft based) and leadership games (outdoor excursion) continue during Parent Pick-Up (5:15 PM - 6 PM).

What is the Self-Transport Window?
The Self-Transport Window is the times between when a student can arrive for class when self-transporting. We do this in order to make the most of the team learning environment in the class. This is especially important for excursion based classes that need to leave Trackers at specific time to make the most of their day. Self-Transport Windows are as follows:

Course Self Transported Window Course Self Transported Window
Art of Nature 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Photography 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor Adventure 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Woodworking Shop 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Kids Woodworking 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Ceramics Studio3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Martial Arts 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Blacksmithing Shop 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Table Top Games 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Knife Making 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Archery Team 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Do any classes require prior experience?

Unless otherwise noted, all our classes function like a learning studio of lab. Teachers give individual attention, helping every student start and learn at their own level.

Is there class during In-Service days?
To allow for a full 11-week term, class is still scheduled during In-Service days and on many federal holidays, at this time we expect all parents to self-transport. Class is not scheduled during Thanksgiving Week, Winter Break, Spring Break or Summer—there are camps available to register for separately during these times.

What if I do not see my school on the list?
We choose what schools to pick-up from mostly based on transport time. If you have a school the releases early enough and is close to Trackers, contact us to see if it is a good fit. We need at least 7 students committed from the school to pick-up.

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