Core Learning Day Program

Adjusting for the 2020-2021 school year

Core Learning Day Program is an alternative learning environment designed to complement San Mateo Foster City School District's 100% Distance Learning option, with in-person supplemental instruction from certified teachers.

Our multi-grade, full day, five day per week program promotes a combination of hands-on and computer based learning in a fun, social and interactive environment. It provides consistency and safety for students and parents, while creating a balance of differentiated instruction and multiple learning modalities.

how core learning works
Program Summary
Dates: Aligned with SMFCSD
Hours: 8:00am – 3pm
Days: Monday – Friday
Grades: K - 8th, 9th - 12th
Capacity: 20 students

How it works

Students enroll in the 100% distance learning option through the SMFCSD. According to the current SMFCSD framework, this will allow you to keep your spot at your current school, while not attending in person. Our teachers will help your student with their distance learning curriculum as well as provide supplemental learning materials.

Typical Day (Bell Schedule)

The morning will be spent doing self paced work individually. Much of this work will be computer based and we are excited to employ some amazing learning software. This approach will allow students to work and learn at their own pace and teachers to provide differentiated instruction as well as assist students with assignments provided by their district school.

core learning typical day

For lunch, students will often head to a local park to enjoy some social time and exercise. Students will also receive Taekwondo instruction several times each week.

The afternoon will be spent on enrichment, project based, and hands on learning units. Many of these units will be taught to all students in the program, while creating projects that allow students to work at different levels. For example in a unit on dinosaurs, kindergarten students may be asked to sort and classify dinosaurs, third graders may be asked order dinosaurs on a number line, fifth graders may be asked to look at physical traits of dinosaurs and make inferences about their life style, while eighth graders may research dinosaur extinction and write a paper or create a project to demonstrate their understanding. Meanwhile, our Core Leaders will be learning leadership skills while assisting the younger students with their projects.


The situation we are facing is creating an enormous disparity in education. Students who can afford supplemental support are getting further ahead, while students whose families are struggling are getting further behind. CoreTKD has always been dedicated to providing scholarships to families who need it and we would like to do the same with our new Day Program.

To ensure we can pay staff to cover this extended duration, tuition is set at 11 monthly payments of $1300 for the school year (20% sibling discount).

Included in this fee is:
  • A consistent learning environment and cohort
  • Unlimited online Taekwondo classes for your entire family ($325/m value)
  • Free October, Winter and Spring camp for each enrollee ($2000+ value)

To promote equality, CoreTKD will be providing several full scholarships for this program. Families that are in need may also inquire about financial aid. For families who wish to make a tax deductible donation to our scholarship program fund, please contact us.

Should SIP go into effect this school year making us unable to provide this program in person, monthly payments for that duration will be reduced by 15% and we will provide additional virtual learning and social opportunities in addition to supply kits (as we have done for Core Learning, Core Leaders and Camp).

Please note that a full school year committment is required for all students who enroll in Core Learning Day.


Please join the waitlist below and we will be in touch when space becomes available.

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Please note: Core Taekwondo is a martial arts school and not a licensed day care. We operate under a come and go policy which allows all children participating in our programs to enter and leave the premises without permission or supervision and as a result we are not a day care facility, nor are we licensed as such.


Our son really enjoyed your virtual camp. He looked forward to it every day and it was a wonderful way for him to get some exercise, try new things, and connect with others in a fun and engaging way. And for us parents, it was a lifesaver. Thank you!!

- Parent of child that attended Spring Camp

We’ve been really impressed by the transition into virtual classes. My son has been engaged and continues to learn dispite not having the physical interaction. CoreTKDs creative thinking has produced fun extra classes/family events such as sock nunchucks, cooking and family bingo. CoreTKD is our happy place during a much needed time!!

- Lisa, parent of student in Childrens programs

We have been so happy at Core Taekwondo. My 3 and 5 year old both love taking classes with Master Meggie and her staff, and have learned so much in the past 8 months.

- Crystal, parent of students in Children and Little Kicker programs

The camp was filled with fun-packed activities such as swimming and playtime at the park. When summer ended, she asked us to sign her up again for the next summer.

- Galen, parent of student from Summer Camp

My son embraced Core Learning's fun, afterschool learning program from Day 1. He comes home talking about oceans, animals and all the facts that he has learned. Core has ignited his curiosity and love for learning, and the fact that he also gets all the taekwondo training that he can handle is icing on the cake!

- Rod, parent of student in Afterschool Program

Core Taekwondo just brings out the best in our son. He's become more physically coordinated, as well as more confident in his approach to everything from school work to hitting a baseball. We credit Core with playing a pivotal role in his overall development. It’s the one activity that seems to have the greatest positive effect on all the others. And above all our son loves being there.

- Eugene, parent of student in Afterschool Program

I have noticed that when my children are irritable, going to class settles them down. My son especially benefits, because he is a very physical kid. The combination of physical exercise and self-awareness is a big win for both kids. These skills will serve them well into their adult years.

- Elizabeth, parent of teenage students

As a beginner adult, it’s been difficult to find a martial arts class where I’m not surrounded by children. After all, one doesn’t need to be a kid to want to try something new. I’m learning self-defense strategies, memorizing forms, strengthening, varying my boring elliptical routine, and having fun with like-minded adults!

- Geri, Adult program

Jumping into a martial arts program as an adult can be incredibly daunting. Core Taekwondo took me back to the basics, working at a pace that is individualized, and pushes me to grow and do better in a safe and fun way. The classes give you a fantastic cardio workout, in addition to focusing on self control, self esteem, and safety in self defense. Amazing, dedicated instructors, that treat each student like family!

- Daniel, Adult program

I come from a background in Olympic lifting and have always felt like I had a good base level of strength and fitness. What I was missing was flexibility and confidence in my skills to defend myself. The adult program has been tremendously beneficial in improving my flexibility and educating me on how best to get out of a difficult situation.

- Craig, Adult program
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Core Taekwondo
86 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401