Tacoma Schools

YMCA Before and After School programs focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enrichment for children ages 5-12. In our care, your child will receive:

  • 60 minutes of physical activity
  • Healthy snacks
  • Academic support
  • Leadership and youth development
  • Care from licensed and certified staff
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and enrichment activities
  • YMCA membership



Tacoma Public Schools | Care Locations

All YMCA Before and After School Care programs at Tacoma schools open at 7am and close at 6:30pm.

  • Blix Elementary
         ​-Lister Elementary
    transports to Blix Elementary (additional transportation fee may apply) 
  • Bryant Montessori
  • DeLong Elementary
  • Geiger Montessori
  • Grant Elementary (currently located at Hunt Middle School) 
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Point Defiance Elementary (new location beginning 2019-2020 school year) 
  • Sherman Elementary
  • Skyline Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
         -​Mason Middle School transports to Washington Elementary

Transportation is provided by Tacoma Public Schools for participants attending care at Lowell from Mason Middle School.

Care at your school: If you are interested in YMCA Before and After School Child Care within the Tacoma Public Schools and your school is not listed above, please complete this Interest Form.




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