The registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.
Length of Teaching Sessions
Teaching sessions are fifty minutes in length. Lost time due to lateness cannot be recovered. The session begins at the agreed time and ends at the conclusion of fifty minutes.
Siblings receive a 10% discount on all teaching sessions after the first enrolled student.
Tuition Payments are due when services are rendered and must be paid at the start of each session or prepaid on a weekly or monthly basis. Payment may be made in cash, by check, or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only).
We do not bill. A monthly statement of your account will be mailed to you for your records.
All scheduling changes must be made through the Director at least 24 hours in advance of the desired change. If you prefer to communicate with us via email, then scheduling changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Regular, consistent attendance is both an expectation and a requirement of the Commonwealth Learning Center.
All cancellations or requests to change a scheduled session must be made at least 24 hours prior to the time of the scheduled session. In the case of sudden illness, you must notify us prior to 8:00 AM on the day of the session. A message can be left on the answering machine when no one is available to answer the phone. For Needham students, please call 781.444.5193 and for Danvers, 978.774.0094. Otherwise, you will be billed for the session. There will be no charge if the teacher must cancel the session and we will call you. If a make-up session is desired due to teacher cancellation, one will be arranged as available.
Our teachers are trained and experienced professionals who have reserved valuable time to teach your child. If your child is absent, that time is irrevocably lost to the teacher and the Commonwealth Learning Center. Since we are making this commitment to you, by enrolling your child you are agreeing to commit to having your child attend each scheduled session unless s/he is truly sick or a critical situation arises which prevents attendance. Conflicts with extracurricular activities are not acceptable reasons for cancellation or changes in schedule. Students who attend irregularly may be asked to withdraw.
We ask that you notify the Director in advance of any vacation plans that would affect student attendance.
CLC does not automatically close when schools are closed. Please call the center if you are unable to make a scheduled session due to inclement weather. If a teacher is unable to make the scheduled session, you will be contacted by phone.
Elementary students must remain inside the Center’s reception area where the parent or designee is asked to come and pick them up. This is for the safety of your child.
Written progress reports are provided by the teacher every 20 hours of attendance or every 10 weeks.
Teacher and/or Director attendance at a school meeting is possible. The consultation fee is $85 per hour.
At your request, the CLC director will communicate with classroom teachers by email. We require a signed release form beforehand. There is no charge for this service.
On the following holidays, CLC will be closed and all scheduled sessions are automatically cancelled. You may make special arrangements, in advance, to hold a tutorial session on one of these days if the teacher is available.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Patriot’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day