Policies and Procedures

Registration Fee
Our annual registration fee of $50 per family is applied each fall (or $25 when first registration occurs in the spring). No registration fee will be applied for summer registrations.

Payment Procedures
Payments will be charged to your account on the 15th of each month based on the authorization on file. Monthly payments will be split according to the number of payment days remaining in the current term. As of the Fall 2023 term, we are no longer utilizing ACH as a payment method but accept all major credit and debit cards.

Enrollment & Payment Authorization
This electronic form constitutes our sole record of your enrollment. A completed registration and payment authorization for each term per student is required to process your enrollment. Should you require additional lessons later in the semester, you will need to complete this online registration form again.

You will receive an email confirmation with all of the information you have provided. Please make a copy for your records. Please note that your enrollment is not complete without a valid payment authorization on file.

Open enrollment allows students to begin lessons at any time during the year; however, we invoice students and compensate teachers by semester, including Fall (September 1—December 31), Spring (January 1—May 31), and Summer (June 1—August 31). You and your teacher will determine the appropriate number of lessons for each semester based on your combined availability.

Tuition & Fees
Our tuition rate is currently $76 per hour ($38 per 30-minute lesson and $57 per 45-minute lesson).

An annual registration fee of $50 per family is applied each fall (or $25 when first registration occurs in the spring). Tuition is non-refundable, except in extraordinary cases of medical emergency or relocation away from the city. Account credit must be used within one calendar year of the date the services were purchased.

Late payment fee: we will apply a $25 late fee to accounts lacking payment or a valid payment authorization on file after 15 days following registration. Teachers will be instructed to suspend lessons for accounts that are 30 days past due.

Attendance, Cancellations and Make-up Lessons
Lessons are purchased on a semester basis and must be completed by semester’s end. Students are allowed two cancellations per semester with a 24 hour notice in order to be eligible for make-up lessons. More than two cancellations will not be made up or refunded.

Make-up lessons are offered based on the teacher’s availability. Please note that the teacher’s availability is limited and it is the student’s responsibility to arrange a time within those limits. Exceptions to this policy will be made in the case of serious illness or emergency, at the discretion of the Director.

Lessons cancelled by the teacher or cancelled due to inclement weather or building closure will be made up at a time that is mutually convenient for the student and teacher.

If you experience difficulties with your lessons, please notify the office immediately. Bridges Academy reserves the right to suspend lessons for students who are in arrears with their tuition or and dismiss a any student due to lack of interest or progress, frequent absences and/or tardiness, behavioral problems, or other failure to abide by policy.

Campus Safety
Our campus is open to the public and hosts many outside meetings and events. Your child’s safety is our top priority. We ask that all children under the age of 12 or 6th grade, be accompanied to their classroom by an adult or older sibling (12 or older), rather than parents dropping off young children at any of our entrances. Although we do have on-site security, we ask that you secure any valuables and lock your vehicle while parked on our campus.