Community Programs

Our community is a busy, fun and educational environment before, during, and after the school day. EBI students and non-EBI students, from around the Bay area, have the opportunity to participate in an array of extracurricular programs at EBI that enrich their lives and support them in exploring their own personal interests. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the EBI Community Programs Office at programs@ebinternacional.org. You can find the Community Programs Financial Policies here (link is external).



Enrichment Classes

EBI offers a variety of enrichment classes in Spanish and English during the school year that provide our students with the opportunity to engage in structured choice activities after school that encourage them to explore their own creativity and interests.These enrichment classes vary from session to session and expose children to a variety of experiences that help them to discover new talents and skills.

Enrichment class prices may vary whether a child is enrolled in the Unlimited 5-Day or Unlimited 3-Day EBI Aventura option. They are only open to EBI students.


Fall Session: September 17-November 19 (No Classes: Oct. 8, Oct. 22-26)
Winter Session: January 14-March 8 (No Classes: Jan. 21, Feb. 15-22)
Spring Session: March 25-May 24 (No Classes: April 15-19, May 3, 9, 10.)​​​​​​​


After-School Spanish Classes

Our after-school full-immersion Spanish language classes build confidence, motivate students, and enhance their language skills. Specifically designed for non-EBI students, children are grouped together in different classes by their level of Spanish comprehension. Each class incorporates art, storytelling, games and music. Upper level students also learn written Spanish.

Each after-school Spanish class session is a 10-week program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The cost is $550 for one 10-week session or $1600 for all three 10-week sessions. Both EBI and non-EBI students are welcome.

Fall Session: September 11 - November 15
Winter Session: December 4 - February 21
Spring Session: March 12 - May 23


School Year Camps

EBI’s school year camps are carefully designed with the interests and developmental needs of our campers in mind. Even though each camp is different, they all include an array of activities such as storytelling, arts, crafts, culinary arts, games, sports and field trips. Campers learn Spanish through experience, and each session has an overarching theme to guide their explorations. Both EBI and non-EBI students are welcome.



Kids Night Out

Come in your pajamas and join us for a fun night of games, snacks and a movie in Spanish! Our menu (most of the time) is sparkling water, pizza and popcorn. Kids Night Out is open to pre-kinder and lower school EBI and non-EBI students.

Where: 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, 94609

When: 6-9 p.m. (on the first Friday of each month)

Cost:
One child $35   |   Two siblings $30 per child   |   3-6 siblings $25 per child
Your sibling discount will show in your cart when you check out.




Free Spanish Storytime

Join us for a morning of stories, songs and fun at EBI! Our free Spanish Storytime is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. It is open to Spanish and non-Spanish speakers, and all children must attend with an adult. During the school year, we offer our free Spanish Storytime on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00-10:30 a.m. at EBI's Alcatraz Campus. 

Upcoming Free Spanish Storytime Events:
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8
January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8

The address is 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. Both EBI and non-EBI children are welcome to attend. No pre-registration is required. We hope to see you there!



Meet Our Director


Erica Castro
Community Programs Director

Erica was born in Oakland and raised in El Salvador. There she earned a BA in Social Work and a certification in Peace Education. She developed extensive knowledge and experience in comprehensive education while working in community programs for youth development for sixteen years in El Salvador.

She joined the staff of EBI in the summer of 2016 when she returned to California with her husband Gustavo. In her spare time, she loves cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. Erica is passionate about being able to support the development of the “whole student” with her team in community programs.

Erica Castro

Community Programs Director




For more information on any of these programs, please contact the EBI Community Programs Office at programs@ebinternacional.org.

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