The deadline for withdrawing your child from the Academy for the 2020-21 academic year without penalty beyond the $1,000 enrollment deposit is May 15. We understand the pandemic has created many uncertainties and challenges. If your family’s plans have changed and your child will not return to the Academy in the fall, please notify the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management by May 15. After May 15, the 2020-21 enrollment contract becomes fully binding for the amount of tuition owed. If you have concerns about tuition payments for the 2020-21 school year, please email Financial Assistance Officer Emily Kienzle for information about COVID-19 emergency tuition assistance or Controller Sandy Timmons for payment-schedule questions.
Unfortunately, we are unable to delay the contract deadline to later in the summer because we’ve put off our budgeting, hiring, and writing contracts for faculty members as long as possible already, uncertain about the impact of the virus. We can only make a financial commitment to program and staffing that is in line with our enrollment and net tuition revenue, so we need a firm enrollment count from which to begin. If you have concerns about this deadline, please contact the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management by May 15.