ACE Academy:
K-6 After School Care

ACE Academy After School Care serves children in grades K-6 and is currently accepting new enrollment at our Thornton Location.


Program Overview

ACE After School Program provides a space for children to develop their own thinking, ideas, and sense of self. At ACE Academy, children explore activities and topics that foster academic, social, and life skills, as well as community integration.

The Afterschool care enrichment program for kids in Newark, CA, offers a comprehensive experience that caters to the various requirements of elementary school kids. Designed to enrich and extend learning beyond the traditional classroom, this program provides a supportive and dynamic environment where children can discover new interests, strengthen academic skills, and grow socially and emotionally.

Our evidence-based ACE after school program approach combines academics with extracurriculars that connect to the passions and interests of our students. While we offer homework help and tutoring for those who are looking for support in school subjects, we know that valuable learning happens outside the traditional classroom, too. For more information, please download our after school program brochure.

What to Expect at ACE Academy After School Program

We feel it is important for children to unwind in a comfortable environment after a long day at school. ACE after school schedule is built with the goal for every child to rest and recharge with a predictable routine for their after school time.

Children start with arrival and snack, followed by Genius Hour. They work on a project or extracurricular of their choice, with options including:

  • Creative arts (arts & crafts, drama)
  • Tutoring (1:1 academic help)
  • Special interest activities, such as:
    • Gardening
    • Pottery
    • Cooking
    • Chess
    • Minecraft/Roblox
    • Woodworks
    • Knitting
    • Creative writing
    • LEGO©

After Genius Hour, all children have time for homework (with academic support available as needed) and free play time.

Newark ACE program, structured by Little Scholars, balances academic support with recreational activities, along with engagement in a well-rounded experience. The curriculum includes homework assistance to help students keep up with their schoolwork, which alleviates some of the evening stress on families and boosts students’ confidence in their academic abilities. In addition to homework help, the program features tutoring sessions in core subjects like math, reading, and science, tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and enhance their understanding of crucial concepts.

Sample Schedule

2:30 – Arrival and snack
3:15 – Genius Hour
4:15 – Homework
4:45 – Free play
5:30 – Heading home!

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Learn more about some of our special interest activity topics below:

Our hands-on culinary enrichment program helps children learn about cooking skills, nutrition and food culture, science, and math while developing a love for healthy food.

Children learn the basics of stage acting using voice, tone, facial expression, and body language while providing them the opportunity to improve their confidence and imagination.

Children learn the basics of soccer, including dribbling, passing, and shooting. Each session ends with a fun scrimmage! Children learn ball control, are physically active, and have fun.

In today’s digital age, coding is as important has reading and writing. Children explore basic coding using Scratch, Python, Java commands, and more. (Level 2 includes a foundational course in Minecraft and Roblox.)

No matter your child’s experience with painting, drawing, and sculpture, they will find challenges and prompts to excite their love of visual arts.

Why Choose ACE Academy in Newark, CA?

We believe that true scholarship is not about academics alone. In our programs, we focus on the four C’s:

  1. Character
    Character development is a fundamental aspect of our educational approach. We recognize the importance of nurturing qualities such as integrity, responsibility, and ethical behavior.
  2. Collaboration
    Collaboration is a key skill in today’s interconnected world. Our ACE after school program places a significant emphasis on fostering collaboration among toddlers.
  3. Creativity
    We value and encourage creativity as an integral part of the learning process. Our approach recognizes that innovation and problem-solving often stem from creative thinking.
  4. Critical thinking
    We encourage students to question, analyze, and evaluate information independently. This skill set not only enhances academic performance but also prepares individuals to navigate the complexities of the world.

At ACE Academy, students have the space and encouragement to grow not only as scholars, but people. The nurturing environment at our ACE program is structured by experienced educators who are passionate about child development and dedicated to building a safe, welcoming space for all kids. The staff’s commitment to positive mentorship helps build a community where they feel valued and are encouraged to express themselves.

ACE Academy, a program designed by Little Scholar, complements our core curriculum by offering a wide range of fun activities that help your child’s academic, social, and personal development. Our afterschool program provides a safe and supportive space where children can study, explore their interests, and develop essential skills through hands-on activities, collaborative projects, and creative exploration.

Nurture Curiosity and Growth with ACE Academy 

Enrichment Beyond the Classroom: After School & Summer Camp 

Unleashing Potential

ACE After School Program: Provide a safe and engaging environment where children in grades K-6 can explore their interests, develop critical thinking skills, and build social connections after school.

Focus on Academic Success

Offer homework help and targeted tutoring led by experienced educators, ensuring your child stays on top of their schoolwork within the ACE learning academy. 

Unforgettable Summers

Spark Creativity and Discovery: Let your child dive into a world of exploration and excitement with our ACE Academy Summer Camp.

Engaging Activities & Learning Adventures:

From STEM workshops to arts & crafts, our summer camp offers a variety of enriching experiences that keep children active, engaged, and learning throughout the break.

Looking for more K-6 opportunities?

Browse the rest of our suite of K-6 offerings, including ACE Academy Tutoring and ACE Academy Spring and Summer Camps. (Plus, toddler classes and preschool for the little ones!)