Policies

Edgemoor Art Studio is a peanut/nut free school and snacks are provided. Any student with special dietary restrictions must bring own snack and this information MUST be included on enrollment forms. All student enrollment forms and payment authorizations are required to be updated annually prior to each new studio school-year, in order to attend classes.

We offer a school-year program September – June!

Tuition is based on a 36 week school year and is divided into 10 equal monthly payments, beginning on AUGUST 1st and ending on MAY 1st.  A child/teen enrolling in our art program is considered enrolled for the school year. Monthly payments are equal each month, regardless whether some months have 2, 3, 4. or 5 weeks or are shortened due to planned school breaks or holidays. The yearly amount is simply spread across 10 monthly installments. Tuition includes all instruction, materials, and snacks at each class. Holidays are factored into yearly tuition cost. Our tuition payment schedule begins August 1st and ends May 1st. (Actual class schedule is September – June, annually).

We welcome all families to enroll at any time during our school year program; tuition amount for the remainder of the school year will be prorated.

REGISTRATION FEE:

$25 Individual Student; $50 Family. After September 1st: $50 Individual Student; $65 Family

PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT:

5% discount for year payment in full. No refunds or credits are given for early withdrawal or classes not taken. All tuition paid to the studio is non-refundable. Receipts and annual statements will be available to view and/or print in the parent portal. When you register online, your email is your portal access.

SIBLING DISCOUNTS:

1st child no discount; all siblings receive a 10% discount (classes and camps).

MONTHLY TUITION BILLING AND PAYMENTS INFORMATION:

Monthly installment fees ( x 10 installments for the school-year classes) are processed on the first day of each month. Families use the parent portal to view accounts, pay outstanding tuition fees, update card info, register for classes, etc.  There is a $5 fee for any transaction that requires us to reprocess your card manually, due to being declined for payment. At the time of registration, your card will not be charged, unless you enroll online. We will contact you to confirm enrollment, upon receipt of your registration.

CASH OR CHECK PAYMENTS:

For all accounts not on auto-pay (cash or checks), a credit card is kept on file at registration, and that card will be charged a $25 late payment fee if the tuition check is not received by the 5th of the month. Timely payment is your responsibility and may be made in person, via mail (to arrive in time to be processed by the 1st of the month). If paying by check we also require a completed check authorization form the time of enrollment, as all checks are processed electronically.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

If you pay monthly, we require 30-day written notice. Due to our busy schedule, notifying teacher or assistants by telephone is not an acceptable method for withdrawal. Please see us in person. At the time that written notification of withdrawal has been acknowledged by our office, you will be charged for one month’s tuition at that time. We are not able to offer credit or refunds for missed classes beyond our ‘make-up’ policy as outlined. All tuition paid to the studio is non-refundable.

REFUND POLICY:

Tuition is Non-Refundable; make-up classes are available. No refunds are available for summer classes not taken.

Refunds or credits cannot be given in the case of a missed class. A full refund will be given only in the event that Edgemoor Art Studio, Inc. cancels a session. We reserve the right to cancel any class not meeting minimum enrollment requirements – full refunds will be given in this case.

CLASS MAKE-UP:

As long as you have paid your child’s tuition and your account is in good standing, you can take one make-up at the same class level for any missed classes within a period of one month. Make-up classes cannot be carried over from one session to another semester. If your child is unable to attend his/her class, please give us 24 hours notice. Please note:  Monday art students may attend on the wed of the week in which the class was missed due to a holiday.

GUESTS:

In order to not disturb the class, only registered students may remain in the studio. Thank you for your understanding.

WAIT LIST:

Our classes are sized to ensure the maximum standard for students. Instruction is provided by a designated Lead Teacher and one to two Assistants. If a class becomes filled, we will place your child/children on a waiting list and notify you when space becomes available.

PICK-UP POLICY:

We take the safety of your children very seriously.  An enrollment form (to be updated annually), must be completed and signed for each child registered prior to leaving your child in the studio. NO exceptions. Parents/guardians are required to accompany students when arriving and departing and are required to sign in and out of the studio at every class. Older siblings may not drop off or pick up children unless they are 18 years or older, and the studio has been notified in writing of the name of an authorized individual. Any and all changes to the information contained on the enrollment form must be submitted in writing for said changes to take effect. We are unable to accommodate your child prior to class time as we are preparing materials for his/her class. Please pick up your child promptly at the end of class.

DRESS CODE:

We like to get messy with our creativity! Art overflows onto clothing!  The studio will provide smocks for our students. Please have your child dressed appropriately for class.

EMAIL:

We send out important notices regarding upcoming events, class happenings, and registration information throughout each session. Please check your email regularly and please give us your most current email address. Please locate updates and information on our website and Facebook, before calling and requesting a return email.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

We will be sending out important notices and information by email through the parent portal, and on our website and Facebook.  Be sure the check our homepage frequently for these notices and reminders. We DO NOT send out personal emails regarding schedules, weather announcements, etc. All such information is readily available through our website portal and social media page.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS:

The studio follows PWCS for inclement weather closings. If severe weather is imminent, a reminder message will be sent through the parent portal on our website,  and our Facebook page, announcing any closings by 2:30pm on the day of the inclement weather. It is your responsibility to check the website and Social Media page for information. We do NOT send out personal emails regarding inclement weather. There are no make-ups for inclement weather.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

Because the success of the studio is based on the interaction among the students and with the teacher, cell phones may NOT be used in class, unless in a verifiable emergency, and NO other electronic devices are permitted during class.

DONATIONS:

Edgemoor Art Studio, Inc. welcomes donations of art supplies and /or recyclables, for our various projects. Please call the studio for a list of items needed. Thank you!