The school year is divided into four terms for the purpose of dividing tuition payments. Each term contains 12 weeks. Tuition must be paid in full before the start of each term. Out of respect for teachers’ time commitment, families commit to their lessons for the duration of the complete term. Tuition includes a weekly private lesson, as well as all group classes.
If it is necessary to discontinue lessons, please notify us immediately. Out of respect for the teachers’ time commitment, tuition is nonrefundable. We require that student tuition be paid before the term begins or that parents give notification that they will not return in the next term.
We do not offer make-up lessons when a student misses a lesson for any reason, including illness or prearranged vacation.
Please do not ask for a make-up lesson. We also do not give credits or refunds when a student misses a lessons for any reason. In the event that a teacher misses a lesson, it will either be rescheduled at a time that is mutually convenient for the student and teacher, or we will credit your account for 75% of the tuition paid for that lesson. The remainder of the tuition will pay for the group class and school expenses.
Read more about this policy here.
In order to protect teacher and other students from contagious diseases, we request that students who have a fever, or who have had a fever within 24 hours, do not attend private lessons or group classes. The same guidelines are suggested for students with nausea. Teachers reserve the right to not teach lessons for students who are ill, or appear to be suffering symptoms of the flu, colds, etc.
We requires all students to complete an Enrollment Form for each academic year. Parents or guardians must verify or provide correct student information and sign the form, indicating that they understand and agree to our policies.
Group classes are an integral part of the Suzuki Method. We do not offer the option to “opt out”, and require all students to attend group classes.
We reserve the right to photograph and video students for training and promotional purposes.
Enrollment for summer term is mandatory. Students are required to register for a minimum of 8 weeks of summer lessons. Students may take extra lessons during a single week or schedule longer lessons throughout the summer to comply with this requirement.
There are no group classes scheduled during the summer term. Summer tuition rates are the same as during the academic year.
Fall Term September 5 — November 26
Winter Term November 27 — March 4
Spring Term March 5 — June 3
Summer Term June 4 — August 26
We admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs.
Open communication is a necessary part of any educational endeavor. We strongly encourage open communication between the student, parent, and teacher. If conflicts arise during the course of the school year, please inform us immediately.
During one of the last four weeks of the school year we hold parent conferences, without the student, in lieu of a lesson. This conference gives the parent and teacher a chance to revisit each others' vision for the child, and discuss the progress towards a shared vision.
Additional conference times may be scheduled if deemed necessary by either parent or teacher.
The development of your child is the essence of our work.