St. Jerome Catholic School Mission in the Diocese of Oakland educate children in the Catholic faith and nurture their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential, and actively serve and enrich the community.

St. Jerome Catholic School

320 San Carlos Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Office: (510) 525-9484
Fax: (510) 525-5227

Extended Care / Lions Club: (510) 525-4230




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Staff:  Teresa Benavides & Priscila Salvatierra & Natalie Steeley 

Phone: (510) 525-9484

HOURS OF OPERATION: 6:30 A.M. TO 8:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

The Lions Club Extended Care Program is an extension of the school program at St. Jerome Catholic School. Lions Club provides before and after school care for students who are enrolled in St. Jerome Catholic School, all of whom are eligible to attend Lions Club. It may be used on a regular basis or a drop-in basis.  On days when there is no school there is no Lions Club. The fee to participate in Lions Club Extended Care Program is in addition to School Registration, Tuition, and other program fees.



Lions Club opens at 6:30 a.m. Students attending Lions Club before school must be brought to Red Balloon and signed in by a adult. All students in Red Balloon will be signed out at 8:05 a.m. and escorted to morning assembly by a staff member.

Kindergarteners are escorted to Red Balloon at their dismissal time and signed in by a staff member. Students in grades 1-8 are responsible for signing into Red Balloon immediately after dismissal or after a school sponsored activity.

The first hour in the afternoon is dedicated to homework. Outdoor recreation, indoor games, arts and crafts and sewing are all different activities in Red Balloon. At 4:45 p.m. daily Red Balloon provides a snack.


The fee for attending Red Balloon is $6.50 per hour. Additional children in the same family will be charged $4.50 per hour per child. A minimum of one hour per day will be charged for any portion of the first hour. After the first hour, fees will be charged by the half hour.

For more information please review the Red Balloon Handbook

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