TUITION & BILLING
I authorize Metropolitan School of the Arts to charge the card indicated in this authorization form, or any future card provided, according to the terms outlined. Transfer of funds will occur on the first of the month beginning September 1, 2020 or date of starting class. Final tuition payment for the 2020-2021 session will occur on June 1, 2021.
The registration fee will be charged at the time of registration. Any outstanding balance on your Metropolitan account as of September 1, 2020 (or date of registration if after 9/1/20) from previous sessions or purchases will be due and charged to the payment method provided for this session.
A $15 late fee will be charged on the 15th day of the month for any outstanding balance on your account.
Youth Dance/Theater Tuition is an annual fee, based on a minimum of 33 classes or lessons per year divided into 10 equal monthly installments, payable September through June.
There is a two-month minimum enrollment requirement for all classes and private lessons. Notification to withdraw from class must be received in writing by the 7th of the month in order to stop tuition payment for the following month. To withdraw from a class or private lesson, a parent must complete, sign and submit a Withdrawal Form provided by the Metropolitan administration (withdrawals are not accepted via phone).
No withdrawals are accepted after April 1, 2021.
Metropolitan does not offer refunds or credits for classes/lessons missed due to student absence or non-attendance, inclement weather, emergency cancellations or similar circumstances. All production and costume fees are non-refundable.
All tuition is paid by automatic monthly credit/debit card installments (EFT). Registration is confirmed upon receipt of valid credit or debit card submission. Bills will not be sent.
All tuition and fees must be current in order for student/s to receive costumes and participate in any performances.
The authority to charge the account provided is to remain in full force until contract expires and any balance due is paid in full or Metropolitan School of the Arts has received notice of cancellation with sufficient time to act upon contract as stated above and any balance due is paid in full. Metropolitan School of the Arts will not be liable for any special or consequential damages, whether direct or indirect, for any wrongful debit to my account. Metropolitan School of the Arts reserves the right to cancel and terminate this agreement at any time.
PARTCIPATION TERMS & CONDITIONS
Students missing more than 3 classes after January may not be permitted to participate in the Spring Production and/or Spring Showcases/Recitals and will thereby forfeit all associated costume and production fees.
A student may make up an absence by attending another section of the same or lower level class. A maximum of 3 makeup classes is allowed per student per year. No refunds are issued on missed classes. No make-ups are permitted after April 15 due to performance preparation taking place in class.
To maximize our educational standards, a minimum attendance standard is required and repeated tardiness may affect progress and placement as well as participation in performances.
To provide the most professional experience for your children, the faculty of Metropolitan will enforce the dress code attire beginning the third week of classes. All students must have their hair in a classical ballet bun to participate in ballet class (a $5 bun kit will be provided and charged to the account on file if a student attends ballet class without a proper bun). Hair must be worn off the neck and out of the face for all other classes. Program-specific dress code information and a list of retailers are available online or by request at the front desk.
Parents wishing to make a change to their student’s schedule must complete and submit an Add/Drop form provided by the Metropolitan administration. No schedule changes will be accepted after April 1, 2021 without permission from both the Studio Director and class teacher.
Parents must notify the front desk in writing before December 15, 2020 if their student is unable to participate in their end of year performance.
Performing arts require physical skills, and in order to help and facilitate the student’s learning, instructors may guide a movement by physical contact. Physical contact promotes kinesthetic learning and can produce a quicker response to correction than other teaching tools.
Metropolitan operates as a “Come and Go” facility. Metropolitan is not responsible for providing before or after class care/supervision for students. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive periods before or after their classes.
Please label all clothes, shoes, bags and other personal belongings with your student’s name and leave expensive electronics, jewelry and other valuables at home. Metropolitan is not responsible for lost or misplaced/missing property. A Lost & Found is provided, unclaimed items will be donated after 14 days. Parents/students may ask front desk staff for assistance in checking for lost items.
Metropolitan’s schedule of classes and lessons is subject to change or cancellation at any time based on enrollment, faculty availability and studio space constraints. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible if a change to their child's class or lesson is deemed necessary.
The Metropolitan staff may take photographs or videos of students, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in classes, programs and events. These photographs or videos may appear in Metropolitan’s own or other publications, on our website, on social media or in other publicity. Students and/or participants consent to having their photograph taken or such videos shown and used for such purposes.
FAMILY CODE OF CONDUCT
Metropolitan School of the Arts is on a mission to launch extraordinary students who change the world by reaching their fullest potential as artists, innovators and global citizens. The artistic, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development and well-being of our students is the primary concern of the Metropolitan faculty and staff.
In order to create a positive, supportive, and encouraging environment for everyone, the Standards of Conduct outlined below apply to all members of the school community, including students, parents and guardians, school staff, volunteers and visitors:
· Be responsible, respectful and kind.
· Arrive on time and attend all required classes, appointments, rehearsals and performances.
· Inform faculty and administration in a timely manner regarding absences, tardiness and early dismissals.
· Wear the proper dress-code attire.
· Bring necessary materials and equipment.
· Be courteous and receptive when following the instructions of faculty, staff, administration and volunteers.
· Communicate at all times in a positive and honest manner, avoiding abusive, ridiculing, intimidating, and/or demeaning comments and behaviors.
· Keep Metropolitan an environment free from illegal or unauthorized substances, weapons, or any other dangerous devices, both on and off campus.
· Help maintain a safe, clean and orderly environment during all Metropolitan classes, events and activities.
· Preserve the privacy of others and their belongings in an honest and helpful manner.
· Avoid negative or inappropriate commentary about classmates, Metropolitan families, faculty, staff, volunteers and the school in the public sphere.
· Represent Metropolitan in a positive and responsible manner with their words and actions at all times.
For security purposes, we will call you to get your full credit card number over the phone.
We are unable to accept American Express
If you have already arranged a Private Lesson slot with your teacher and/or Rosie Matthews, please use the Private Music Lesson form to register for the lesson.
Rosie will be in contact with you, if you have not yet arranged a Private Lesson slot.
We appreciate the confidence expressed in your decision to enroll with Metropolitan School of the Arts. We take our responsibility seriously and will provide the highest quality arts learning experience possible. To ensure you or your child’s safety and enjoyment, we would appreciate knowing any medical problem or learning disability which may affect their participation. Please contact the Sara Hart at email@example.com for a confidential discussion.
PLEASE USE PREVIEW BUTTON TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CLASS SELECTION IS CORRECT. A SUBMIT BUTTON WILL APPEAR AFTER FORM HAS BEEN PREVIEWED.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATIOM EMAIL WHEN THE FORM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.