Playa Visa Elementary School

Before + After School

Running Club

Studies show that even 20 minutes of exercise before school boosts brain power! Playa Vista Elementary's Running Club is held Mondays-Thursdays from 7:45am-8:05am at the PVES track (located on school blacktop near basketball court). Students are encouraged to run by earning charms for every mile (16 laps).

Our Running Club is a 100% parent volunteer led program.

Google CS First Club

Google CS First, a free after school club at PVES that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education. Students use coding and computer science to explore one of several club themes including: Art, Music & Sound, and Storytelling.

The goal of Google CS First Club is to increase student confidence in using computers, instill courage to try new things, provide a sense of belonging and nurture perseverance. For more information visit


STAR Program

STAR is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to offering extended educational, recreational and enrichment programs, to supporting and enhancing school curriculum, and to expanding the cultural base of young people through innovative, quality programs offered by exceptional instructors.

STAR partners with Playa Vista Elementary to offer extended educational, recreational and enrichment programs to students on campus. STAR offers two programs at our school: the Galaxy program and NOVA Program. 

STAR Galaxy

STAR Galaxy offers a daily dose of scheduled classes, August through June, from the end of the school day until 6pm.  Students rotate through group tutoring, a homework lab, sports/fitness/recreation, and enrichment classes. 

The Galaxy program focuses on the importance of team-building, leadership skills, community projects and creative expression. By stimulating both their creative and critical thinking skills, STAR helps students discover their passions.

STAR Galaxy Before School Care is also available.

To register for STAR Galaxy, please visit the Playa Vista STAR site.


STAR Nova offers enrichment programs with classes that take place once a week, which are offered Monday through Friday.This allows for a more individualized experience tailored to the specific needs and interests of each student. The wide range of Nova classes includes such offerings as Science, Sports, Rock STAR, Lego © Robotics, Sewing, Visual Arts, Woodworking, and more!

To register for STAR Galaxy, please visit the Playa Vista STAR site.

STAR Language Academy

STAR offers a Spanish language academy after school for grades K-5. The program does not require prior knowledge of the language and accommodates all levels of ability: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

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Beyond the Bell

The Beyond the Bell Branch of the LAUSD offers free after school care for students in grades 2-5 on campus in a safe, supervised environment from the release of the school day until 6:00 p.m. Their program incorporates an academic tutorial program, recreational program and enrichment program. 

To register for Beyond the Bell, please pick up an application from our Main Office.

Visit the Beyond the Bell website for more information about their program.


After School Orchestra Program

Playa Vista Elementary offers an after school orchestra program with classes for all levels from Grades 1-5. The program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the music specialists of Children's Music Workshop.

Choose from violin, cello, recorder, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini or baritone horn (please go online for details on grade restrictions as well as information on low-cost instrument rentals.)

Weekly thirty to forty minute classes are offered after school every Thursday from October 2nd through May 7. Enrollment is limited and priority is given to the earliest applicants. A limited number of scholarships are available to families that qualify.

To register online go to the


Code Like a Girl After School Club

This all-new club brought to you by PlanetBravo brings weekly coding activities and events to 4th-5th grade girls at Playa Vista Elementary!

Unlike traditional after-school classes, this club is a year-long commitment (90-minutes-a-week, plus some at-home projects) earning the girls badges and experiences that will shape their appreciation and understanding of code in our lives.

Monthly calendars of club events will be posted and distributed for the members. Space is limited. No experience required. This club is only billed one season at a time as we understand commitments change (8-10 sessions per season). Existing members always get priority on continuing membership. 

For more info or to register online go to:


Coach Derek

Coach Derek offers after school sports programs at the adjacent Playa Vista Sports Park. They teach sports fundamentals that enrich children at all levels, ages and skills. Children have fun while developing sports skills, overall strength, coordination, teamwork and self-respect, in a positive and non-competitive environment.

After School Care Pick Up:
Coach Derek will pick up students at dismissal or from their after school care program. Coach Derek will escort them to their sports class and check them back into their after school care program once the class has ended. If students are not enrolled in an afterschool program, parents may pick up their child after their sports class directly from the Sports Park.

To view the class schedule and register online go to the Coach Derek website