Frequently Asked QuestionsEverything you need to know
On what days will Academia be closed?
Thursday November 22nd, 2018 – Sunday November 25th, 2018: Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday December 24th – Sunday December 30th, 2018: Winter Holiday
Tuesday January 1st, 2019: New Year’s Day
Saturday April 20th, 2019 – Sunday April 21st, 2019: Easter weekend
Monday May 27th, 2019: Memorial Day
Thursday July 4th, 2019: Independence Day
Monday September 2nd, 2019: Labor DayIf your class falls on such a day, please be advised your monthly rate has considered the above holidays. No refunds are issued for the above dates. Unless otherwise advised by an Academia employee, your class will meet as scheduled, year-round.
When will registration open for the 2019-2020 academic school year?
For our afterschool programs please see: Academia After School Programs
For our preschool programming please see: Academia Spanish Preschool and Little World Travelers Preschool in English
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Need custom scheduling? Email: Info@chicagoacademia.com.
Is it possible to visit Academia in advance of registering?
Yes, we would love to meet you! We hold an Open House most Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am. To visit and tour our space at any other time please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a drop-off area?
Where do I enter the building from Madison St.?
Can I wait while my child attends a class?
Will my child need to bring "inside shoes"?
A pair of inside shoes are not required. However, we do recommend a pair of socks for indoor use only.
Will if my child is sick or is at the school nurse's office?
If a child is at the school nurse’s office and has already decided the parents need to be contacted, we will not pick a child up for after-school program.
If a child has to be picked up from Academia due to sickness, they will not be accepted back until those symptoms have not shown for 24 hours. Parents who drop their child the day after they went home sick will be asked not to leave their child.
Children may return to their usual program at Academia 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea and/or vomiting has resolved.
How can I keep up-to-date on new classes that are available?
Are children taken out of the Academia building for some activities?
Are there additional charges for late pick-up?
What if I cannot get my child to class at the exact start time?
Do you have a scheduled nap time?
I need to drop my child earlier than the start time of the class in order to meet my other commitments. What can I do?
If I sign up my child for the after-school program in fall, do they automatically have a place reserved for future semesters?
How are prices calculated for the after-school programs?
How would you describe the learning environment at Academia?
Do you have a discipline policy?
Can children be dismissed from programs provided by Academia?
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Do you provide payment plans?
Where can I direct questions about my monthly payments or invoice?
Is the inital payment made upon registration refundable?
Do you accept enrollment for three-year-olds?
We may occasionally have shortened hours and programming for 3 – 3.5-year-olds. However, we do not have any full-day programming for children three and under. Email email@example.com with your specific request or for more information.
Academia’s World Explorers 2019 summer camp is open to children ages 3.5-10.