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.
This year, to enroll new students, please Click Here to register online
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 the best learning quality for our students, we maintain small size classes. New registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and we strongly encourage our current students and families 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.
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.
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.
My daughter is a high school senior. She took three years of Arabic at her school, but the school does not offer a fourth year. She wants to continue studying, so we were excited to see about your Sunday course offerings. I just want to make sure that there will be a class that enrolls teens (she is 17 years old).
Thanks for your help,
Thank you for your message. Yes, We have classes for all levels and definitely for high school students.
you can register now and at the first day of school, we will hold a little placement test for your daughter to determine her level in our classes.
Here is link for our registration form https://centerforarabicculture.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/registration-form-update.pdf You can fill the registration form and mail it back with the tuition to the CAC address:
Center for Arabic Culture
191 Highland Av. Suite 6B. Somerville MA 02143
If you have any question do not hesitate to call us on 617-893-1176
Do you have open spots to register my 8 yo nai
Dear Ghania, Thank you for contacting the CAC.
Yes there is still spots.
The school started on Sunday Sept. 13 but the first class was introductory. Nai can still join the class this Sunday.
Please arrive at the school at 1:00 pm so the school director can do a placement test for Nai and determine the suitable level.
Here is a link with the registration form. https://centerforarabicculture.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/registration-form-update.pdf
please fill it and bring it with the tuition with you to the school.
The address is:
Mt. Ida College, Ricker hall
777 Dedham St.
See you on Sunday!