Core Learning After School Program

Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year

Core Learning After School Program is excited to announce the next stage in it's evolution...The Core Learning Drop Off Program.

Core Learning students will receive homework help, daily taekwondo instruction, as well as crafts, games and time to socialize from when school gets out until 6:15pm.

Program Summary
Dates: Aligned with SMFCSD
Hours: End of school until 6.15pm
Days: Monday – Friday
Grades: 1 - 8
Capacity: 18 students

Typical Day

After students get dropped off, they will have an opportunity to eat a snack, socialize and unwind from their school day. At 4pm students will then have time to work on their homework, attend a Taekwondo class, and engage in other fun extracurricular activities like crafts and games. Students will also have the opportunity to explore local parks on Minimum Days. At 6pm, students learn teamwork and life skills through our Soji inspired clean up system.

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.


Tuition is set at 11 monthly payments of $625.

Included in this fee is:
  • Daily Taekwondo classes ($199/m value)
  • Taekwondo classes for one additional family member ($165/m value)
  • Fun activities from end of school until 6.15pm
  • Free Taekwondo uniform and CoreTKD branded drink bottle

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


To secure your place in the program, please complete the application form below. If you have multiple children that you would like to enroll, please complete multiple applications (we will consider them as a single unit).

Apply for 2021/2022

Can my child attend less than 5 days per week?
While you may chose to have your student attend less than 5 days each week, our tuition is based on 5 days per week across the 180 day school year.

Do you provide transportation?
While we have offered transportation in prior years, there is currently too much uncertainty around school schedules and the physical seating logistics to be able to offer transportation. We may revise the program offering during the school year to include transportation, however this would likely require a higher monthly payment to cover the additional cost and would be an opt-in service.

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