REGISTRATION & TUITION
No partial/incomplete registrations will be accepted or processed. Registration is subject to eligibility and availability.
The schedule of classes & lessons is subject to change or cancellation at any time based on enrollment, faculty availability and studio space constraints. Students will be contacted as soon as possible if a change to their class or lesson is deemed necessary.
Tuition is a yearly fee, based on a minimum of 33 classes or lessons per year (September through June), payable in advance of classes and is to be paid by automatic monthly credit card payments (EFT). Registration is confirmed upon receipt of valid credit or debit card submission. Bills will not be sent. All invalid credit or debit card transactions will be automatically charged a $25.00 service fee.
MHP Tuesday tuition is $130.00 per month for 3, 1-hour classes per week in dance, theater and music for one student. Families with 2 students receive a discounted rate of $120 per student per month and for 3+ students, $110 per student per month.
MHP Friday tuition is $65.00 per month for Teen Advanced Acting and $65 per month for Teen Beginning Ballet.
Participation in all 3 MHP Tuesday classes is highly recommended, however, if students choose not to participate in one of the three classes, tuition remains the same and parents are responsible for care of students during the breaks in schedule. Schedule of classes is from 11:30- p.m.-2:30 p.m. each Tuesday.
Performance opportunities will be available. No additional fees are associated.
ATTENDANCE & TARDINESS
To maximize our educational standards, a minimum attendance standard is required. Students missing an excessive number of classes may not be eligible to participate in performances, a decision that will be made at the teacher’s discretion. Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late may be asked to observe class. Drop off is between 11:15 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. Pick up is promptly at 2:30 p.m. There are no make ups or reimbursements for student absences or cancellations due to inclement weather or similar circumstances.
Dress Code compliance is required beginning the third week of classes in order to provide the most professional experience for our students. Proper hair and attire prevents physical obstruction in dance class. Hair should be worn off the neck and out of the face for all dance classes. Students should bring clothes to wear on top of dance attire for music and theater classes. Students will not have time to change in between classes.
Dance attire is required for dance classes:
- All Girls: Black leotard, skin colored tights
- All Boys: Black shorts or pants, white fitted t-shirt
- Shoes: Black jazz shoes
CARE OF STUDENTS & PERSONAL PROPERTY
Metropolitan is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive periods before or after the program.
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 in the dressing rooms, which parents/students (not Metropolitan staff) are responsible for checking.
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 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. If you do not wish for you or your child to be photographed or videotaped, you must notify the Metropolitan administration in writing to that effect.
There is a two-month minimum requirement for all classes and private lessons from the date of registration. All withdrawals must be done 30 days in advance. After completion of proper withdrawal procedures, you will be responsible for the succeeding month’s tuition payment. No withdrawals are accepted after April 1, 2019.
To withdraw from a class or private lesson, a parent or guardian must:
1) Inform the Metropolitan administration in person and
2) Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by Metropolitan.
Withdrawals are not accepted via telephone or by e-mail.
TUITION & BILLING POLICIES
A registration fee of $50 per family is due at the time of registration. Registration fees are non-refundable.
MHP tuition is an annual fee, based on a minimum of 33 classes or lessons per year divided into 10 equal monthly installments, payable September 2018 through June 2019.
There is a two-month minimum requirement for all classes and private lessons from the date of registration. All withdrawals must be done in writing 30 days in advance. After completion of proper withdrawal procedures, you will be responsible for the succeeding month’s tuition payment. To withdraw from a class or 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, 2019.
All tuition is paid by automatic monthly credit card installments (EFT). Registration is confirmed upon receipt of valid credit or debit card submission. Bills will not be sent.
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.
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.
I have read and understand all of the above material. I also understand that Metropolitan School of the Arts reserves the right to terminate classes or lessons to any individual in extenuating circumstances