Withdrawal / Refund
Spring Semester 2020: Please click here for information regarding the COVID-19 closure for spring semester students whose lessons/classes/ensembles were not able to transition online.
Private Lessons: Tuition refunds for full semester private lesson enrollment will be given in accordance with the following schedule. Formal notification of withdrawal must be given to the office. Registration fees are non-refundable. Partial refunds will be considered in cases of prolonged illness or injury.
- Withdrawal ten days prior to the start of the semester: Full refund
- Withdrawal prior to the fourth scheduled lesson: 2/3 tuition refund
- Withdrawal on or after fourth scheduled lesson: No tuition refund
Classes, Ensembles, Workshops, and Semi-Private Lessons: No refunds are given on classes, ensembles, workshops, or semi-private lessons, unless the offering is cancelled. Full refunds will be given in cases of insufficient enrollment that results in cancellation of a class, ensemble, or workshop. * Please note that if a class is under-enrolled, WCMS reserves the right to cancel the class one week prior to start date, and tuition will be refunded. If a class is cancelled due to under-enrollment, and signing up for a different class or section is not possible, the option to take private or semi-private lessons at the regular rate will be made available.
Student Absence / Make-Up
Private Lessons: One excused absence from private lessons per semester will be made up. A student absence must be reported to the WCMS office 24 hours in advance to be considered an excused absence. Please email us or call the office at 781-721-2950 to report an absence (leave a message anytime; the message will be date and time stamped).
Classes & Ensembles: There are no make-ups for classes or ensembles missed by the student. All lessons, classes and workshops missed because of teacher absence or school closing will be made up.
Make-Up Lessons: Make-up lessons may be given during or between semesters. Make-up lessons missed by a student for any reason will not be rescheduled or refunded.
Summer tuition is due upon enrollment. There are no refunds during the summer session, or make-ups for lessons or programs missed by the student.
Please note that WCMS does not follow the weather cancellation decisions of the Winchester Public Schools. Please call the office or check our website to verify the status of classes during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.
By enrolling in lessons, classes, or programs at WCMS, enrolled students/parents give permission for WCMS to photograph or audio/videotape footage of classes, lessons, and other activities without advance notice, and to publish royalty-free in its print, audio and electronic communications, including the school's website. WCMS will not publish the name of students without parental consent.
WCMS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. WCMS does not release or sell our customer information to third parties.
Winchester Community Music School welcomes students of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
Force Majeure Policy
Neither the school nor student shall be in default of its obligations if and so long as it is prevented from performing such obligations by acts of God, such as severe acts of nature or weather events including floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and explosions; war, acts of terrorism, and epidemics; or acts of governmental authorities such as expropriation, condemnation, and changes in laws and regulations.