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.
Given the fact that the world is still grappling with COVID-19 and its variants, we want to assure you that our program will follow the strict guidelines put in place by the Public Schools of Brookline to keep your children and family as safe as possible during this novel time. Masks will be required indoors and we will maintain a social distance of three feet. Breaks to wash/sanitize hands will be built into our time together and we will go outdoors as much as possible to enjoy snacks and lunch. If seated indoors for eating, children will not be across from each other, but rather facing one direction and at least three feet apart.
As you know, this academic year (2020-21), PSB is following specific procedures with regards to attendance and student health. In particular:
Mild symptoms will now prevent children from going to school. If your child displays ANY symptoms of COVID-19 listed in the flowcharts (see link above), please keep them home and disclose this information to the BA&CE Office as soon as possible at 617-730-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare providers should be consulted even if COVID-19 symptoms are mild.
Students can no longer “stick it out” at school programs. Parents and emergency contacts must be prepared to pick-up children from school if they receive a call from the school. Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date so that the process can be completed quickly and safely.
There will not be a nurse on site for our Winter vacation program and we will not have the ability to test onsite. If your child indicates he/she is not feeling well or demonstrates symptoms at any time during the length of the four day program, he/she will be separated from the other children and a parent or emergency contact will need to pick up the child immediately. When choosing an emergency contact, please keep in mind they must be available on short-notice to pick up your child if it is warranted.
Please remember that PSB requires you to assess your child for symptoms every morning before the program (including a temperature check) and keep them home if they are sick. If you have not completed a student health attendance agreement, you may do so here: (www.brookline.k12.ma.us/