tuition and registration policy

We offer session-based tuition. Each session typically includes 10-12 weeks of classes, per our published calendar. Tuition is billed for the entire session.


Additional fees

  • 2.8% payment/card processing fee to cover credit card and billing platform fees
  • 2% materials fee to cover textbooks and other teaching materials and supplies for teachers for all classes, printing, class equipment, basic arts and crafts and science supplies, etc.
  • Additional materials fees for art, science, theater and other classes or performances may be collected, based on specific class curriculum and activities



To secure your child’s spot in classes, all registration and payment must be completed by a predetermined date. Each class has a maximum number of students, depending on age and other factors. If the class that you wish to register for is full, you will be able to join a waitlist.

We may be able to accommodate mid-session enrollment if we have open spots available in classes. In this case, tuition will be pro-rated. Your child may be able to attend a paid trial class, by prior agreement with administration.


Missed classes, refunds, withdrawals, cancellations

Chicago Russian House is not responsible for missed classes for any reason (including vacations, illnesses, driving conditions, etc.). Missed classes or sessions are non-refundable. There will not be any reimbursements in the case of weather-related class cancellations. Tuition and fees are non-refundable. Exceptions, after administration approval, are:

  • Family relocation
  • Class cancellation because the class is undersubscribed
  • Other reasons for withdrawals may be considered on a case by case basis


Chicago Russian House reserves the right to cancel any class that is undersubscribed. 

Chicago Russian House does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or in its employment practices