Policies: Enrollment, Fees, Refunds

New Student Enrollment

We normally limit acceptance of new students to the fall semester. Any mid-year acceptances are at the sole discretion of the school committee and subject to individual student ability. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students are equipped to succeed and the quality and continuity of instruction is maintained at all times.

To enroll new students, please fill out an application/registration form and send a check  to:

Center for Arabic Culture (CAC)
191 Highland Avenue, 6B
Somerville, MA 02143

For children Classes: Tuition is $450/ student per semester or $850 for the whole year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

For Adult Classes: Tuition is $500/ student per semester or $950 for the whole year (Fall and Spring Semesters).

All applications for new students are due by the first day of class. A late fee of $50 will apply if payment is not postmarked by that date.

To ensure quality instruction, we do our best to limit classes to 15 students. New registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and we strongly encourage our parents to register early.

Returning Student Enrollment

To guarantee a spot in the next academic year, a non-refundable $50 enrollment fee per returning student is due by July 15th. The $50 enrollment fee will be applied towards your school tuition. The remainder of the tuition is due no later than September 1st, prior to the start of the academic year.

Late Enrollment & Mid-Year Applications

Late enrollment: enrollment for students applying after September 18th will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Late enrollment cannot be accepted beyond the second class of the Fall semester.

Mid-year applications: We normally limit acceptance of new students (including previous students who did not enroll in the Fall semester) to the Fall semester. Any mid-year acceptances are at the sole discretion of the school committee and subject to individual student ability. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students are equipped to succeed and the quality and continuity of instruction is maintained at all times.

Refunds

The enrollment fee for each returning student is non-refundable.

Tuition, paid in full, may be partially refunded, as follows:

  • if requested prior to the second class, a 75% refund applies.
  • if requested prior to the third class, a 50% refund applies.
  • tuition is non-refundable after the third class begins.

Late Fee

All tuition is due by September 29th.  A late fee of $50 will apply if payment is not postmarked by September 29th.

Parents' Class Attendance

While we are happy for parents to attend the first lesson, to feel reassured that the classes are taught in a manner commensurate with their expectations, we ask of you to please wait for your children in the dining room area of the Brimmer school, which is designated as the waiting area for our use.

This policy creates a sense of independence for the student, it strengthens the bond between the teacher and the student and it allows the teacher to give the student his/her undivided attention. Feel free to collect your children from their classrooms, so that the teacher can communicate with you at the end of each lesson what was covered and how you can assist your child in his/her weekly practice.
We might make an exception with very young children with separation anxiety, but even then, we try to foster the student's independence.