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Fall 2019–Spring 2020

The Junior School at the Glassell School of Art is a part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and as such complies with all policies and procedures from the MFAH, as appropriate, for the proper administration and management of the School. The School reserves the right to amend, add, and delete policies and regulations, as necessary, as well as the right to change programs, dates, personnel, and fees noted in the schedule.

Admission Guidelines

All students must register for classes within their age group. Age requirements are nonnegotiable and are strictly enforced for each class. There are no exceptions.

Enrollment in multiple weekend classes with more than a 15-minute time gap is permitted only in the 13–18 age group. The Junior School does not provide supervision between classes.

Adult/Child Classes
Siblings (including infants) and guests are not allowed in the classroom. These classes are designed for the participating parent/guardian and child to have a special one-on-one learning experience together. Only one adult per registered child may attend class.

Registration Guidelines

Registration forms must include a parent/guardian signature in the box at the top of the form acknowledging and agreeing to the School’s policies. Registration forms will not be processed without a signature.

Please review your form for accuracy before submitting. The School is not responsible for incorrect information, including incorrect course numbers, submitted on registration forms.

Registrations are processed in the order they are received, on a first-come, first-served basis. All students are encouraged to register early; classes fill very quickly.

The School is not responsible for faxed or mailed registrations not received.

The School reserves the right to cancel courses that are undersubscribed and to determine the point at which a course is considered to be full. If a class is full when your registration arrives, you will be notified immediately via the phone number or email address you provided. If a second-choice class is included on your registration form that is available, you will automatically be placed in the second-choice class.

Registration Procedure

Registrations are accepted online or in person during Junior School business hours. When enrollment is open, check the Glassell Junior School homepage for the link to register online.

Registrations are also accepted by mail, fax, or in person during Junior School business hours.

Mail your completed registration form and payment to:
Junior School Registrar
P.O. Box 6826
Houston TX 77265-6826

Do not mail your form to the School’s physical address. The post office will not deliver mail to the street address.

Or, fax your completed registration form and credit card payment to: 713.639.7717. If you fax your registration, DO NOT mail the hard copy since this may result in duplicate charges to your credit card. DO NOT fax your form multiple times since this may also result in duplicate charges to your credit card. (Note: Faxes are not accepted outside of Junior School business hours.)

Tuition, Fees & Discounts

The Glassell Junior School does not offer payment plans. Tuition is due in full at the time of registration.

FALL 2019–SPRING 2020
Full Semester (14-week classes)
Tuition includes supplies and materials unless otherwise noted in the course-catalog description.

Length of class         

Tuition   MFAH members at the
Family Level & above
1½-hour classes $300 $270
2-hour classes $370 $330

 

FALL 2019–SPRING 2020
Half-Semester (7-week classes)
Tuition includes supplies and materials unless otherwise noted in the course-catalog description.
Length of class Tuition MFAH members at the
Family Level & above
2-hour classes $185 $166.50

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds

  • No refunds are issued after the start date of the classes for which you registered.
  • No refunds are issued for “no-shows.”
  • Only written requests for cancellations and class changes (where space is available) are accepted. Written notification can be either emailed to juniorschool@mfah.org or faxed to 713.639.7717 during Junior School business hours.
  • Class changes are not permitted after the second class meeting for full-semester courses. Class changes are not permitted after the first class meeting for half-semester courses and workshops.
  • A 70% refund of tuition is given for class cancellations if written notice is received 10 business days prior to the first class meeting. Without 10 business days’ written notice, total tuition is forfeited.
  • Registrations received fewer than 10 business days prior to the first class meeting, including same-day registrations, are considered final and are nonrefundable.
  • Check refunds are processed after all classes have met twice. Approximately 10–14 days after paperwork is transferred to the accounting department, refund checks are mailed.

Students with Special Needs

The Junior School is happy to provide reasonable accommodations to children with qualifying special needs under the ADA. Under the ADA, qualifying “special needs” are medical conditions that substantially limit one or more of a student’s major life activities/functions (e.g., life-threatening allergies, asthma, and diabetes). Students with qualified special needs may request reasonable accommodations. Should you wish to request such accommodation, please contact an administrator at the Junior School office and complete the appropriate request forms at least two (2) weeks before the student starts classes so that the School may prepare appropriately.

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