Payment is due in full upon registration for all SmartVacations programs (December, February, April) and SmartClasses (after school/weekend classes). For SmartSummers programs, payment is due in full in late April.
For summer programs: Brookline SmartSummers for Children, there is a $10 non-refundable registration fee charged once (per child) for SmartSummers programs. Full tuition is required at the time of registration. Because space is limited in our children’s SmartPrograms, transfers are only available under the discretion of the director. If you withdraw your child with a refund, a $25 processing fee will apply. If you elect to receive a course credit, the $25 processing fee will be waived. No refunds or credits will be granted after June 1.
For all other programs: (SmartVacations and SmartClasses for Children) if you withdraw at least ten business days (Monday-Friday) in advance of the starting date, you may request a refund, minus a $25 processing fee. If you elect to receive a course credit, the $25 processing fee will be waived. Credits are non-refundable and do not expire. The credit amount will be noted under your child’s name in our records. The $10 registration fee is non-refundable.No refunds or credits will be within 10 business days of the start date.
Because space is limited in our children’s SmartPrograms, transfers are only available under the discretion of the director, and a $25 transfer fee will be charged for each change in registration.
If the program you wish to register your child for is filled, he/she will be placed on a waitlist. Our office will be in contact if space becomes available. Please note: your child is not officially enrolled if he or she is on a waitlist. During February and April Vacation programs, your child will not be registered for any classes unless the minimum number of classes required to complete a day’s schedule is met.
We want to ensure our program is a safe and positive place to be for everyone. We have a “Zero Tolerance” policy for physical violence, bullying/verbal harassment, theft or destruction of property. Parents of students who violate this policy will be called and asked to provide an immediate pick-up.
A limited number of scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. Please call Brookline Adult & Community Education, 617-730-2700 ext. 0, for an application.
As of May 11, 2023:
Facemasks will no longer be routinely required in school health offices.
Isolation and quarantine guidance for COVID-19 will not change and will continue under the previously issued state guidance for Children and Staff in Child Care, K-12, Out-of-School Time, and Recreational Camp/Program Settings. These guidelines state:
- Children and staff who test positive must isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving, and they have been fever-free without using fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, they may return to programming after Day 5. They should wear a high-quality mask through Day 10:
- If the individual can mask, they must do so through Day 10.
- If the individual has a negative test on Day 5 or later, they do not need to mask.
- If the individual cannot mask, they may return to programming with a negative test on Day 5 or later.
- Symptomatic individuals can remain in their school or program if they have mild symptoms, are tested immediately on site, and that test is negative. Best practice would also include wearing a mask until symptoms are fully resolved. For symptomatic individuals, DPH recommends a second test within 48 hours if the initial test is negative.
- Quarantine is not required nor recommended for children or staff in these settings, regardless of vaccination status or where the exposure occurred. All exposed individuals may continue to attend programming if they remain asymptomatic. Those who can mask should do so until Day 10, and it is recommended that they test on Day 6 of exposure. If symptoms develop, follow the guidance for symptomatic individuals below.
In consultation with the Brookline Department of Public Health, PSB school nurses will continue to test symptomatic students for whom we have consent and follow the above guidelines for the remainder of the 2022–23 school year.
PSB school nurses will also continue to keep track of positive cases that are reported to PSB.