Oyster Creative Activities OCA – (after-care and before-care)

Oyster Creative Activities or better known as OCA is a bilingual, non -profit afterschool program that operates at both Oyster-Adams campuses. It has been a part of the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School community since 1979.

OCA’s mission is to offer a fun, high quality after-school option for working parents aligned with the bilingual academic program of the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School. It fulfills the mission through a wide range of activities, with priority given to supporting students’ bilingual academic needs.

Monthly Tuition: Tuition for OCA is on a sliding scale (view here) and is based on family income. If you earn below 150k be sure to email Silvia@oystercreativeactivities.com or bring a copy of your 2018 federal taxes for both parents, guardians/households (black out your social security numbers) so that we may verify what your monthly rate will be. 


  • Oyster Campus 2801 Calvert St 3:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Adams Campus 2020 19th St 3:15-6:15 p.m.

Special features: All OCA classrooms have bilingual counselors with training to assist students with homework assignments in English and Spanish. Some of our staff have graduated from Oyster & OCA.

School closings: OCA does not open when DCPS is closed (school vacations, weather-related closings, parent-teacher conferences). OCA operates on professional development days, OCA organizes field trips in the region (parks, bowling, movies, crafts, museums, etc.) at an additional charge. OCA field trips are open to OCA full time participants. Remaining slots are offered to OCA full time participants on the field trip wait list. IF, there are any remaining slots left after then they are offered to OCA part-timers on the wait list.

Registration: Commences in late May, with priority given to returning students. Remaining slots are filled on a first come-first served basis, with a maximum of 25 students per classroom. Open only to Oyster-Adams students.

Wait list: If a wait list is generated you are placed on the wait list by registering for it . You will be contacted if and when a spot opens up for your child which is determined by a number of factors the pandemic, staffing ,space and withdrawals.

Connie Artiga-Oliver, Director

Silvia Segovia, Assistant Director