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 year old 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, whether submitted online or in person, must be filled out completely. Enrollment cannot be processed without complete information and payment in full.

Registration forms must include the parent/guardian’s acknowledgment and agreement to the school’s policies. Registrations will not be processed without this acceptance of school policies.

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.

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, and Discounts

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

Full-Semester (14-week classes)
Tuition includes supplies and materials unless otherwise noted in the course-catalog description.
Length of class Tuition Member
1½–hour classes $300 $270
2–hour classes $370 $333


Half-Semester (7-week classes)
Tuition includes supplies and materials unless otherwise noted in the course-catalog description.
Length of class Tuition Member
2–hour classes $185 $166.50


Discounted Tuition Prices for MFAH Members
MFAH members at the Family level and above receive a 10% discount off of the cost of tuition, excluding workshops, for up to four children (18 and younger) in the same member household. Member benefits are nontransferable and may be used only by persons on the member account.

Cancellations, Changes, and 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 or faxed to 713.639-.717 during Junior School business hours.
  • 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 less 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.