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Class Guide

Mid-Peninsula High School

1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park | 650-321-1991 x110 |

Mid-Peninsula High School offers classes and electives designed to keep students engaged in learning. Classes are Monday-Thursday and limited to 15 students. Every Thursday there's a BBQ lunch. The science and art classes have weekly field trips.

Bair Island Aquatic Center

1450 Maple St., Redwood City | 415-895-0789 |

Learn to Row classes for adults at Bair Island Aquatic Center. No previous experience or fitness level required. Six sessions in spring and summer, consisting of two weekends of classes (9 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday), followed by four weeks of instruction in the novice crew. Cost: $250 (includes three month membership at BIAC). Visit for details and registration information.

Kidz Love Soccer

Burgess Soccer Field, Menlo Park | 408-774-4629 |

Youth soccer classes are open to boys and girls of all abilities. The curriculum is customized for kids of all ages.

Swim Pro Lessons

Burgess Pool, 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park | 650-328-7946 |

Regular classes, workouts, and lessons specifically for adults are held weekly as well as by appointment.

Karate Classes

OHCC Multipurpose room, 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park | 650-330-2250

A class to develop body awareness, learn safety skills, and gain discipline and confidence. The class teaches basic kicking, blocking, and punching techniques.

Youth Boxing Fitness (Non-Contact)

2860 Spring St. Unit 1, Redwood City | 650-290-1920 |

Offers non-contact boxing fitness and conditioning classes for men, women, and children ages 8 and up.

Little House Activity Center

800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park | 650-326-2025 |

Offers children and adults classes on topics such as health and wellness, athletics for kids, arts and crafts, language, and computers.

The Happy Body

3154 Woodside Road, Woodside | 310-488-1862 |

Teachers Aniela & Jerzy Gregorek use nutrition, exercise and relaxation to achieve a balanced lifestyle.


800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park | 650-703-1263 |

Jazzercise blends aerobics, yoga, Pilates and kickboxing movements into dance routines set to new music. All fitness levels welcome. Classes are ongoing. Go directly to class to register.

Jim Gorman Swim School

3249 Alpine Road, Portola Valley | 650-854-6699, ext. 1000 |

Daily lessons from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Private and small group lessons for all ages and abilities.

ABC Languages

585 Glenwood Ave., Menlo Park | 650-204-7908 | |

Offers up to 20 different language classes to adults and children either in groups or privately. Instructors are native speakers of the language they teach.

GASPA German

275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park | 650-520-3646 |

Kids can learn German by way of fairytales. Offering a four-week program for children ages 3-12.

Istituto Educazione Italiana

1000 El Camino Real, Room 8, Atherton | 650-868-5995 | |

Italian language for adults in the evening on the campus of Menlo College. Workshops in painting Tuscan and Venetian landscapes/cityscapes using acrylics. Workshops in Florentine silversmithing at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.

Beginning Digital Photography

701 Laurel St., Menlo Park | 650.330.6704

In this hands-on introduction to digital photography, participants will work to understand the camera's menus and function modes, metering, focusing, filters, the flash, white balance, light, color, and basic composition that will prepare for portraiture, night shooting and printing activities in class.

In the Kitchen with Steve Cortez

701 Laurel St., Menlo Park | 650.330.6704 |

Participants join Chef Steve Cortez in the kitchen for cuisines of the world with hands-on culinary classes. Chef Steve teaches beginning to advanced prep and cooking techniques.

Draeger's Cooking School

1010 University Drive, Menlo Park | | 650-685-3704 |

Draeger's cooking classes are taught by chefs and cover a wide array of regional cuisines.

Old World Designs

727 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park | | 650-321-3494 |

Old World Designs has stitching classes for stitchers of all levels.

Iberia Restaurant Cooking Classes

1026 Alma St., Menlo Park | | 650-325-8981 |

Iberia offers classes on paella, tapas and other Spanish cuisine.

Lydian Academy

815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | 650-321-0550 |

Lydian Academy is a personalized middle and high school with rolling admissions. It welcomes new students every week, year-round. For summer school, Lydian offers individualized schooling, chemistry classes and course preview classes.

Music & Magic Pre-Totland

701 Laurel St., Menlo Park | 605-330-2200

A class for children and their parents to experience music together with creative movement and stories. Kids and adults sing together and act out stories.

Circle of Friends Preschool

3214 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park | 650-854-2468 |

Circle of Friends Preschool's goal is to promote the development of the whole child in a play-based program where children have opportunities to create, explore, problem solve, learn concepts and integrate knowledge in a hands-on environment.

German-American International School

275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park | 650-324-8617 | |

An international school serving approximately 300 students in preschool through 8th grade. GAIS offers a German bilingual program through 5th grade, and welcomes English-speaking students in a new English language middle school program that offers German, Spanish and French as additional language options.

Kirk House Preschool

1148 Johnson St., Menlo Park | 650-323-8667 |

A half-day preschool with both morning and afternoon classes for children aged 3-5 (Young Fives class). Kirk House Preschool is a Christian, play-based school that offers a development-oriented curriculum in a park-like setting.

Woodland School

360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley | 650-854-9065 |

Woodland School's focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program of art, music, drama, computers, gymnastics and physical education. The program offers an academic morning "summer school" and an afternoon "day camp" for children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Class Guide is published quarterly. To submit a listing, email Eric Van Susteren at To place a paid ad in the Class Guide, call the display advertising department at 650-326-8210.


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