Class Schedules, Registration and Tuition
Catalogs and Schedules
Please indicate requested courses on the Preparatory Center registration form and return it to the Preparatory Center with your payment. You may register in person, by phone or fax, or through the mail. Every effort is made to accommodate preferences, but we cannot guarantee that your specific request will be met. If we are not able to grant your request, we will inform you of your options.
Registration for New Students
Families wishing to enroll their children in group classes may register by phone, fax, or through the mail. No consultation is required. Please indicate your preferred schedule and/or section. We will make every effort to accommodate your preferences.
Families wishing to enroll their children in private instrument or voice lessons must contact the director of the Preparatory Center by phone to discuss individual needs in order to make the best placement for the student.
Families wishing an initial consultation to discuss their child’s course of study may call us at 718.951.4111
Registration for Returning Students
Returning students may register at any time prior to the start of the new school year. Those students who register before July 19 will receive priority in the scheduling process and will not be charged a registration fee. Students with outstanding tuition balance will not be permitted to register until the balance is settled.
Late Registration for Classes and Private Lessons
Registration for classes after the start of the school year may be possible, subject to the approval of the director. Registration for private lessons is possible throughout the school year, subject to faculty availability.
Payment of all fees and tuition may be made in the full at the beginning of the school year or in six monthly installments. The $45 annual registration fee is nonrefundable. No deductions are made for absences or late entrance to classes. You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), check or money order. Checks and money orders must be payable to “BC Member Org.”
Withdrawals and Refunds
Withdrawal from the Preparatory Center must be made in writing to the director. Notifying the teacher is not considered notification of withdrawal. The date on which the written withdrawal is received determines the amount charged. Only the registration fee is charged in the event of withdrawal prior to the first day of class. You may withdraw from any program during the first five weeks of class and your tuition will be pro-rated. After the fifth week of class, you are responsible for the full annual tuition.
Students must make every effort to be on time for all classes and lessons as a courtesy to the students for who follow them, and to their teachers. In deference to subsequent lessons and classes, all activities will end at the scheduled time.
Students with private music lessons must inform both their private teachers and the Prep Center office of any anticipated absences. Notification does not, however, exempt the family from payment as contracted. Private teachers are not required to make up these absences.
If a teacher is absent, a make-up lesson will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. If the student then misses the make-up lesson, a second make-up lesson will not be arranged, and payment will be required, as in a regular student absence. When lessons have been suspended for delinquent tuition payment, teachers are not required to make up lessons, even after payment has been brought up to date.
Families with two or more children taking private instruction for the 2012-2013 school year are eligible for a sibling discount. Full tuition is charged for the first child and each additional child in the family receives a $200 discount.
Families with two or more children taking group classes in theater and dance for the 2012-2013 school year are eligible for sibling discount. Full tuition is charged for the first child and each additional child in the family receives a $50 discount.
The Preparatory Center also offers discounts for payment made in full at the time of registration on or before September 15, 2012. Please note that this discount is calculated based on the adjusted tuition, after sibling discount(s) and scholarship award(s) have been applied.
- A $50 discount is applied to a total tuition bill between $500 and $999
- A $100 discount is applied to a total tuition bill between $1000 and $3499
- A $150 discount is applied to a total tuition bill of $3500 or more