Enrollment and Cancellation
Families can enroll in all Wildarts programs online at wildartsnyc.org. Enrollment is paperless and automatic payments are required.
Wildarts Core and Pre-K Program Policies:
Enrolling in Wildarts is on a monthly basis for our Core and Pre-K programs. We offer a 10 month payment plan for each school year. Wildarts does not prorate or refund tuition for families who choose to cancel enrollment before the end of the month enrolled. Wildarts does not prorate or refund tuition for school cancellations due to inclement weather or school cancellations shorter than 14 days. In the event of a school shut-down lasting longer than 14 days, tuition will be prorated and refunded for the duration of the closing.
Wildarts Enrichment and Camp Program Policies:
Wildarts will refund tuition paid for Camp and Special Event (Parent's Night Out etc.) programs if notice is given 24 hours before the start of the camp. For week-long camps, Wildarts will refund the tuition for unused camp days at the drop-in price as long as 24 hours notice of cancellation is given. Wildarts will not refund tuition for Enrichment classes where participants are absent. For families who need to cancel all remaining Enrichment classes in the semester, Wildarts requires 24 hours advanced notice before the next upcoming class to issue a refund for unused classes in the semester.
Wildarts Non-Payment Policy:
In the event that Wildarts is unable to collect tuition due, the Hi Sawyer system will attempt to collect payment using the default payment method daily. For Wildarts Core and Pre-K programs, participant enrollment will be suspended on the second Monday of the month of non-payment, and canceled if payment is not received by the first of the following month. For Wildarts Enrichment programs offering payment plans, enrollment will be suspended if payment is past due at the start of the class session, and canceled if payment is not received by the following session.
Wildarts offers flexible enrollment for the Core Program. Core Program participants may attend from 1-5 days based on enrollment. Families are required to notify Wildarts if the specified days they wish to attend per week will change. Families may request to change the specified days they attend in a given week (due to doctor's appointments or other scheduling conflicts), but Wildarts does not allow participants to accrue make-up days for use in future weeks due to staffing requirements.
Wildarts does not offer flexible enrollment for the Pre-K program due to staffing requirements. Pre-K participants may only be enrolled 5 days per week.
Regular attendance is encouraged for full participation in the Wildarts Program. Participants are working on completing projects and developing skills to be showcased during culminating events. Families who attend only part of the Wildarts week, or who participate in Enrichment programs that overlap with our Core schedule may find that their participants are not able to be included in culminating showcases (Ex: participants who consistently miss theater classes will not be cast in the Spring Musical).
Wildarts participants who attend PS 163 are brought to the cafeteria to join Wildarts at regular school dismissal (2:50PM daily) by their PS 163 classroom teachers. Wildarts is not responsible for updating your child's dismissal plan with their school teacher. Families must notify teachers of the days their children attend Wildarts.
Wildarts participants who do not attend PS 163 must be brought to the arrival desk just beyond the main doors of PS 163 no earlier than 3:10PM each day. Participants must be checked in by Wildarts staff at the desk before they are allowed to enter the program. Wildarts is not responsible for the transportation of children to the Wildarts program from any other school or program. Families are responsible for arranging transportation to Wildarts at PS 163 if their child does not attend PS 163.
Participants may be picked up early by an authorized representative at any time during the Wildarts program. Wildarts recommends families allow 10 extra minutes for early pick-up as it typically takes some time for participants to stop their activities, pack their things, and walk to the lobby.
Wildarts dismissal takes place in PS 163 vestibule just inside the main doors.
Wildarts can only release participants to authorized individuals. Families can update their authorized individuals in the Hi Sawyer system used to enroll. Authorized individuals must be 13 years of age or older. Identification will be requested upon pick up. In cases of a change in custody, please speak with the Site Coordinator as a court order may be needed to remove a parent/guardian from the authorized pick-up list.
Wildarts dismissal is between 5:30PM and 6:00PM sharp. We ask that families do not arrive for early dismissal between 5:15PM and 5:30PM as it disrupts the flow of traffic to the regular dismissal locations and causes confusion.
Please pick up your participants on time. Parents/Guardians of participants who arrive late for dismissal will incur a late fee of $25.00 for late pick up to cover the cost of supervision. If you cannot make it on time to pick up your participant, the Site Coordinator may be forced to leave the participant in the custody of local authorities.
Participants may dismiss themselves with written permission from a parent/guardian. Participants will be allowed to self-dismiss at 5:30PM daily, and participants will not be released before that time unless a special request is made in writing by a parent/guardian. Early Dismissal must be requested in writing by a parent/guardian for a participant to be released early.