Alternative Family Education

Alternative Family Education

AFE supports, nurtures and inspires families and students to discover and develop their potential through engaged learning, problem solving and community involvement. 

AFE is Community 

• Students meet with their consultant teachers monthly or more often.
• Teachers, parents and students offer many optional
classes, workshops, and events on our campus (see schedules below).
• Our
resource center full of thousands of books, games, textbooks, and much more is open:
Mon 10-1, Tue 10-3:30, Wed and Thu 10-5.

AFE Resource Center online:
The BSSC Library is also open to you and has great resources here:
and on the BSSC Library page: BSSC Library Link

Want to talk to someone about enrolling at AFE? Call Gail at 831-429-3898 X55214 or email [email protected]

(photo courtesy of Karthik)

Our Classes 
We offer daily in person enrichment classes as well as daily zoom enrichment classes. Please see the "AFE Enrichment Classes" link on the left for more information.
Click here to see our class schedule for Spring 2023.

AFE Schedule Spring 2023.pdf

AFE Schedule Fall 2022.pdf


Steampunk Art Workshops in the Palazzo Studio!
Monday, March 13, 1:30-3:30 and Thursday, March 16, 11:30-1.

All ages, 9 and younger with adult. Materials provided.

New Family Info Night, Thursday March 16


Our Follywood Film Festival is coming

up Saturday, 3/18!
Film rough cuts are due February 28!


Pysanky Egg Decorating, Monday March 27!

Time to gather in the Palazzo Studio for the annual AFE Egg Dyeing Extravaganza! We will dye eggs in the traditional Ukrainian style known as Pysanky. This method uses hot beeswax as a resist and vibrant dyes applied to eggs to create interesting and beautiful designs. It's easy to learn and always fun to do. We provide the wax, dyes and tools. Students under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult.

tudents 10 and under must have an adult accompany them because the tools get quite hot


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