PAA Class Registration Procedure and Policies

To register for a class, please complete the PAA’s online registration here.

In advance of registering, please note the following: 
  • Your child must be the stated age for the class you select on the date that classes begin.
  • When registering, please select your first and second choices for class times. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences as long as your child is the stated age for that specific class when classes start.

NOTE: Only put down times you can attend. If you decide after you register that the time will not work you will be charged an administrative fee of $25 per item 4 below.

  • Register within the first 5 days for the best chance at securing spots in classes of interest. All requests for class registration, received in the first 5 days, are considered equally for priority. If we receive more requests than we can accommodate, a lottery system will be used to choose each class’s students. AFTER the first 5 days, remaining slots may be claimed on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • There is a $25 non-refundable administrative fee per class. This fee will not be returned if a student drops out of a class.
  • Assignment is not secured until payment is made and no child may attend a class if payment has not been made.
  • Board members receive priority for class registration, as long as their requests are submitted in the initial 5 days. Board members do not receive discounted class fees.

Once a class is full or when registration closes, you will receive an email confirming registration with instructions on how to make a payment. Online payment is required by electronic check or credit card (for a small fee) before classes begin.

Classes will observe the holidays listed above except where otherwise noted beneath the individual class schedule. There are no make-ups, refunds, or credits given.

Sibling Policy
  • If a sibling child is old enough to participate and anticipated to participate, s/he should be a paid member of the class.
  • A 25% discount will be offered for a 2nd sibling attending the same time slot of a non-drop-off class (where caregiver must attend). This discount only applies for Music for Everyone! And Little Rockstars.

Class Cancellation and Reimbursement Policy

1. Make-up Classes: Due to limited date availability there will not be any make-up classes.

2. Refunds / Credits:

a. No refunds or credits are given to a family whose child is enrolled in a class, but it subsequently unable to attend class for personal reasons.

b. Classes can be dropped within one week of the start date by notifying the corresponding class chair via email. Families will be reimbursed, minus the cost of the class that has been attended and the $25 administrative fee.

c. Refunds will NOT be provided for classes unexpectedly cancelled by weather conditions. PAA enrichment scheduling and snow/inclement weather cancellations follow the NYC public school calendar—if NYC public schools are closed, no PAA classes will be offered that day. The class chair and instructor will do their best to issue a makeup class, but it cannot be guaranteed.

d. There may be rare, scheduled absences that will be communicated to families during registration. The class fees have already been prorated to include these scheduled missed classes.

e. Notification of class cancellation: Instructors or class hairs will notify parents as far in advance as possible, if a class needs to be cancelled.

f. If you register for a class after the semester has begun, fees will be prorated.