Class Policy

   Registration and Tuition Policy  

  • Tuition payments can be made by ACH or credit card. No transaction fee for all Electric Check (ACH) payments. 3.5% transaction fee for all credit card payments.

  • Early registration is highly encouraged to ensure a spot of your choice with early registration discount benefits. Only upon reception of your payment will registration be complete and your class spot reserved.

  • Most NYSA classes have rolling admissions. We continue to accept registration throughout the semester. The tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

   Attendance and Make-up Policy   

  • Students must notify NYSA via email regarding any absences at least 24 hours in advance. 

  • Make-ups cannot be guaranteed, however, we will try to accommodate you. Maximum two (2) make-ups per session (9-10 weeks). Make-ups do not carry over to the next session.

  • All make-up classes must be arranged with the instructor prior to attending. 

  • Classes can be canceled due to inclement weather conditions. No make-up classes will be arranged if weather-related cancellations occur.

  • Any student absences cannot be credited, refunded, or roll over to the next session. 

   Discounts & Cancellation Policy   

  • Registration fees and credit card transaction fees (3.5%) are non-refundable for any cancellations. 

  • Sibling / Multi-Class Discount: If two or more siblings are enrolled simultaneously in the same semester, a tuition discount will be granted to the students and/or their families. Five (5%) percent tuition discount for all siblings.

  • A registration fee ($15) will be charged even if your registration fee is waived before any cancellations.

  • 100% refund: Two (2) weeks prior to the student's start date.

  • 85% refund: One (1) week prior to the student's start date.

  • 75% refund: One (1) day prior to the student's start date.

  • 65% refund: Within one week after the student's first class start date.

  • No refund: One week after the student's first class start date.

  • Refund amounts are based on the tuition balance of the remaining weeks in the session.

  • Multi-class discount will be revoked if the student refunds all but 1 class.

  • The sibling discount will be revoked if only 1 sibling will attend NYSA for the session and all other siblings will refund.

  • NYSA may cancel any class with insufficient registration before the first class start date.

  • Discounts are not applied for any supplies, materials, required technology, equipment fees, and products.

  • Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

  Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policy  

  • Parents must escort students to the main entrance of NYSA. 

  • Parents cannot stay in the classroom during the classes.

  • Students can be dropped off 5 minutes prior to the start of class.

  • Students can be picked up at the end of class.

  • Students will not be allowed to leave without a parent or guardian.

  • Please be prompt. All classes start and end on time.

   Photography Rights   

  • I realized that any photos or videos taken of my child and/or artwork during NYSA programs become property of New York School of Arts, and may be used in printed literature or marketing materials. I am aware there will be no compensation for the use of said photos or videos.

   After School Pick-up Policy ( *After School Pick-up Students only)   

  • No school pick-up: 2 Hour student early release days, teacher workdays, student holidays, & any severe weather condition days


  • The NYSA reserves the right to refuse admission and to expel any disruptive student. 

  • Cell phone usage is not permitted in the classroom. Cell phones should be set to vibrate in the studios.

  • Students will be respectful to each other, the facility, the staff, and the property of others.

  • Students must use respectful language at all times.

  • Students must follow teacher’s instructions and guidelines.

   Release Agreement  

  • I agree to the fullest extent to be responsible for any medical bills that may incur resulting from illness or injury during my child or my participation at NYSA. I release NYSA from any and all liability and/or claims or damages arising out of personal injury of any kind. I have read and understand the contents of the Registration and Tuition Policy, including the Attendance and Make Up Policy, the Cancellation Policy, the Student Drop-off and Pick-up, the Photography Rights Policy, as well as the Release Agreement.