Trackers After School - Portland, Oregon

Best After School in the Known Universe

Get on the Trackers Bus! We transport students to our SE Portland Campus for award-winning after school activities. Through our catalog of courses kids can explore archery, ceramics, martial arts, blacksmithing, and more. At the end of the day, you pick them up. We also provide drop-off options.

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.


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 Trackers staff pick up students from designated locations at their schools and transport to our Headquarters and Annex locations for class, where they 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 than 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 for most classes is from 5:15 PM to 6 PM at our SE Portland HQ (4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue) or our Annex only 3 blocks away. (Outdoor Adventure pick-up is between 5:30 and 6 PM). 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, Note: We no longer pick up from Lewis due to low enrollmentFall 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.

Need after school for your early release? Check out our Early Release After School program.
Early release After School includes Opal School & Renaissance School


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 (K-1)

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 Spring - M, T, W, Th, F
Kids Archery
Learn with expert instructors in our indoor archery range. Develop focus and skill. Play archery games.
Gr K-1 Spring - M,Th, F
Kids Ninja Skills: Martial Arts & Kids Parkour
Learn martial arts and free-running skills. Walk to and explore nearby greenspaces as a Forest Ninja.
Gr K-1 Spring - T, F
Kids Outdoor Explorers
Travel to different local greenspaces and get outside after school. Learn traditional outdoor skills and crafts. 3:00 PM sections available for Richmond, Grout, Woodstock, and Llewellyn. 3:30 PM sections available for all schools..
Gr K-1 Spring - M, T, Th
Kids Woodworking
Hands-on woodworking projects for younger grades. Learn safe tool use. Take home what you build.
Gr K-2 Spring - M, W, F
Kids Ceramics
Hand sculpt clay to make fun art and crafts. Paint and decorate your creations to take home.
Gr K-2 Spring - M, W
Kids Table Top Games
Create your character. Use your imagination. Quest through role-playing games of Elves, Wizards & Dragons as well as play old favorites and new board games.
Gr K-2 Spring - T

Program Themes (2-12)

Days Available
Choose 1-5
Regular Total
for 11 Weeks
Photography (Youth)
With camera in hand, explore the outdoors, small objects, and portraits. Edit pictures digitally. We supply cameras.
Gr 2-3 Spring - Th
Martial Arts
Train fun and practical martial arts. Challenge yourself with parkour and free-running skills.
Gr 2-5 Spring - W, Th
Outdoor Adventure
Develop outdoor leadership skills. We adventure to local greenspaces to find adventure after school. 3:00 PM sections available for Richmond, Grout, Woodstock, and Llewellyn. 3:30 PM sections available for all schools.
Gr 2-5 Spring - M, W, Th, F
Theater Arts & Storytelling
Immerse yourself in the age old-art of storytelling! Explore theater, movement, and music with interactive stories, improv games, folk songs, and creative expression.
Gr 2-5 Spring - W
Archery Team
Join our Archery Team! Learn with expert instructors at our indoor range. We supply all the gear.
Gr 2-8 Spring - M, T, W, Th
Trackers Makerspace DIY
Hand-made Maker Crafts and Arts. Practice the traditional skills of woodworking, fiber arts, herbal concoctions, hearth craft and more!
Gr 3-5 Spring - F
Study photography. Use Digital SLRs, tablets, and even drones, learning to pilot them indoors. We supply cameras.
Gr 4-8 Spring - T
Woodworking Shop
Handcraft projects for both art and function. Develop the foundations of traditional woodworking.
Gr 3-10 Spring - T, Th
Table Top Games
Create your character. Use your imagination. Quest through role-playing games for dragons through dungeons as well as play old favorites and new board games.
Gr 3-10 Spring - M, F
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 Spring - T, Th
Blacksmith Shop
Apprentice in blacksmithing with our expert mentors. Bend metal with forge, fire, and hammer.
Gr 4-12 Spring - T, W
Blacksmith Forge: Knife Making
Study the production of knives and other bladed tools. Create and forge your own designs.
Gr 4-12 Spring - W $465

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).

Please Note Outdoor Adventure and Kids Outdoor Explorers check-out at 5:30 PM.

What is the Self-Transport Window?
The Self-Transport Window is the window of time in which students can arrive to participate in our After School Programs. Arriving within this window is important as we maximize the learning and excursion time for the 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 - 3:30 PM
Outdoor Adventure 3 PM session 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:30 PM session 3:00 PM - 3:30 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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