Top Academic Enrichment Programs in the SF Peninsula

Published Oct 30, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Does your child need a bit of extra help with their homework? Or looking for more of an academic challenge? If so, these are some great service providers that can help:

Top Academic Enrichment Programs in the SF Peninsula

Mad Science of the Bay Area

After school programs are available for both pre-school and elementary school-aged children. After a day in class students can benefit from a big dose of fun, and Mad Science knows how to deliver! After school programming is filled with exciting experiments, activities and loads of scientific fact and fun.

Environmental Volunteers

Environmental Volunteers promotes the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education. They offer a variety of fun and educational learning school programs, the Science by Nature program, the Youth Leadership Board for high school students, and activities at the EcoCenter.


Wizbots programs are held in Imagineering Labs. An Imagineering Lab is a mobile learning environment that combines sophisticated programming and robotics components with low-tech arts, crafts and building materials to provide an outstanding range of design possibilities for young innovators. All programs engage kids in product design, tech challenges, team games, and open-ended creativity.


Kumon learning centers for children specializes in nationwide after school math and reading programs for preschool students through 12th grade. You’ll find that Kumon is different from passive learning programs. Instead of taking notes, memorizing facts, and being fed information from teachers or a tutor, your child actively develops critical, self-learning skills. Kumon has several locations in the peninsula.

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing and more—turning B's into A's and frustration into confidence!

Several locations are available throughout the SF Peninsula for your convenience.

The Right Approach to Education

TRA provides 1-1 and small group tutoring to students in grades K-12 and beyond.

Utilizing Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, observations, and reflection, tutors target areas of specific needs and teach using a blend of traditional and alternative approaches.

Ace Academics

Ace Academics is an individualized, writing-focused learning center for learners from 3rd grade through adulthood who aim to meet expectations in the classroom, the workplace, and the world. Their blend of comprehensive assessment tools, leading-edge methodology, and gifted instructors is like no other. 

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center

More than 20 highly-trained psychologists and educational specialists provide a full array of diagnostic, tutoring, and counseling services to over 500 families every year. In addition, they have operated Challenge School, a summer school program for children with mild to moderate learning disabilities.


See also BrainVyne and College for Kids for academic-based summer camps.

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