Terms & Conditions
All withdrawal requests MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING to the Registrar's Office before the will be given after this point. Students or parents requesting withdrawals before that time will be charged pro-rated tuition for completed sessions (including student absences) plus 20% of the total remaining tuition balance. Students withdrawing before the start of the semester will be charged 10% of the initial tuition balance. Registration and installment fees are non-refundable. Refunds take 6–8 weeks to be processed.
There will be a $35 charge for any check returned by the bank. There will be a $25 charge for all families selecting the installment plan. Check, Money Orders, MasterCard, Visa, Discover & PayPal payments are accepted. The school reserves the right to dismiss any students who does not comply with its payment policies. A student, who fails to pay the tuition on the posted due date, WILL BE DENIED ACCESS to his/her class. This WILL be counted as a missed lesson and IS NOT applicable to the make-up policy.
The Brooklyn Music School reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. If a class is cancelled, you will receive a pro-rated refund for the remaining sessions. Registration and installment fees (if any) will also be refunded to students not enrolled in other lessons or classes.
The Brooklyn Music School bases its school cancellations on the NYC Public school system; therefore, if NYC public schools close due to inclement weather, BMS will also close. Any classes or lessons canceled by BMS will be made up during the scheduled make-up week at the end of the semester.
PERSONAL PROPERTY/ LOST & FOUND
BMS is not responsible for personal property lost or damaged on our premises. A Lost & Found collection area is maintained and if a student believes that property has been lost on the premises they should contact the registration staff. Items remaining in the Lost & Found for more than one month will be discarded.
Makeup policy for individual lessons
The Brooklyn Music School reserves the right to terminate any student, who misses THREE (3) consecutive lessons without notification; who has a pattern of absences; or who is consistently tardy.
The Brooklyn Music School does not require a teacher to make up any lessons cancelled by students. All missed lessons due to the teacher's absence, if substitute teacher is not available, will be made up. Payments MUST be made for all missed lessons. There is NO refund for classes missed because of a student absence.
As a courtesy to the teacher, we ask you call the school in advance when a student will be absent. ONE excused absence, for which the teacher or BMS has been notified 24 hours in advance, is allowed per quarter and will be made up by the teacher during the designated make up week (See Calendar). An unexcused absence is one in which the school has not been given 24 hours' notice WILL NOT be made up.