SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Semesters

There are 3 semesters in JFMS: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Fall and Spring semesters include 15 lessons each and Summer semester offers an option of 5 or 7 lessons. Most lessons are conducted once a week.

New Students

New students can begin sessions at any time and their tuition will be pro-rated.

Lesson Scheduling

Both in-person and online lessons are scheduled at the mutual convenience of the student and teacher, and stay permanent for each semester. Lesson schedule becomes valid after school receives completed and signed Registration Form with payment.

Attendance

Regular attendance is expected. Students are to be on time and prepared for all scheduled classes, exams, and recitals, and have all necessary music books, instruments, and other related materials.

Make-up classes

Make-up are offered for private lessons only. In case of absence, it is student/parent responsibility to notify the teacher at least 24 hrs in advance. In case of medical emergency, a proof of doctors visit should be submitted to School Director. If teacher is not notified, the missed class will not be offered. During each Fall and Spring semesters up to 3 make-up classes can be arranged, and 2 make-up classes in Summer semester. All lessons missed by the teacher or due to school closing will be rescheduled.

Tuition and Payment

Tuition and fees should be paid at least 48 hours before the 1st class of each semester. Payment methods are: Zelle transfers, checks, money orders, or cash. There is a $25 fee for all returned checks. Checks should be payable to JFMS. A late payment fee of $35 may be imposed if payment is received 5 days after the scheduled due dates. Failure to comply may lead to withdrawal of students enrollment.

Withdrawals and Refunds

 

All requests for withdrawals must be sent in writing by mail or email (music@bmsmd.org) to Alexandra Suhoy, JFMS Director, and must be approved before any refund can be granted.

The following refund plan applies to withdrawals (excludes Summer):
Before the 1st class   100% refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee and supply fee where applicable).
Before the 2nd class   75%  refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee and supply fee where applicable).
Before the 3rd class    50%  refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee and supply fee where applicable).
After the 3rd class         Tuition will not be refunded;

The following refund plan applies to withdrawals for the Summer semester only:
Before the 1st class        100% refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee and supply fee where applicable).
Before the 2nd class         50% refund of paid tuition (less $25 processing fee and supply fee where applicable).
After the 2nd class            Tuition will not be refunded;

Class Cancellation

JFMS reserves the right to cancel any class listed for insufficient enrollment. The students will be notified and tuition will be fully refunded for the cancelled class.

Dismissal

The school reserves the right to dismiss any student due to behavioral problems, delinquency in tuition payment, failure to obey the School policy, or situations other than those specified above.

Admission

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic origin, or religious belief in its admission, student aid, scholarship, or other educational policies.

Media

JFMS reserves the right to take photographs or video of faculty and students engaged in teaching, rehearsals, and performances for use in JFMS publications such as catalogs, posters, fliers, online media advertising, as well as on JFMS website. JFMS has no control over the use of photographs or film taken during the recitals and other public events by news media or any parents and guests.

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