The Junior Center is proud to celebrate over 65 years of bringing quality arts and science programs to Bay Area schools and community sites.

Our programs offer students the opportunity to work with practicing professionals from the community and focus on first-hand learning experiences in the arts and sciences.

Our residencies support Common Core State Standards by encouraging critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration through creative exploration.


Junior Center residencies bring trained and experienced arts and science educators in the classroom to facilitate learning through hands-on making and experimentation.  

Residency programs are custom tailored to meet the needs of each school based on budget, time and curricular needs.  Residencies last anywhere between 12-weeks to 28-weeks.  Each program offers:

  • Hands-on creative and exploratory experiences that enhance student learning
  • Standards aligned programming that support Common Core State Standards, Visual and Performing Arts Standards, and NGSS.
  • Highly skilled and experienced educators.  Our educators are trained in standards aligned curriculum development, community building strategies, social emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching strategies.

To learn more about partnering for a residency program, please contact Cybele Gerachis, Program Director at [email protected].