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Class Policies

& Information

We are committed

The HCA is committed to fostering an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, and harassment. All individuals are treated with respect and dignity, contribute fully, and have equal opportunities. All persons working or associating with our community of The Hopkinton Center for the Arts are expected to uphold and abide by our Code of Conduct.

Updated and effective as of April 2, 2024. 


Programs that occur in Fall, Winter & Spring
Refund of program fees will be offered (less a $50 cancellation fee) if requested 2 weeks or more prior to the program start date. No refunds will be given if the start date of the program is less than two weeks from the request to cancel. 

Programs that occur in Summer

Refunds of program tuition fees will be offered (less a $50 per program cancellation fee) until May 31st of the current year. No refunds will be given if the cancellation request occurs after May 31st. 


All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email to the Administration Office at


The HCA asks individuals and families to consider donating a portion of their fees to the HCA to help with the ongoing activities and operational support. 


Switching Summer Program weeks:

A $25 switch fee will be accessed for patrons who request to switch the registration of a summer program to a different week (when space allows).

Refund Policy

Updated and effective as of April 4, 2024.  

Late registrations to a class already in progress may be allowed if there is sufficient room (and with the instructor's permission). Note that HCA does not pro-rate program fees for students who join a session that is already in progress. ​

Late Registration

No refunds or credits will be given for student absences for any group class, private lesson, or workshop. No make-up classes are provided for student absences in group classes. 

Student Absences

In the event of inclement weather, the HCA will announce cancellations in two phases: An announcement on the homepage will be made to cancel morning classes by early morning.  A announcement about afternoon and evening class cancellations will be made by 12 noon.


If possible, one class cancellation, due to weather, will be made up at the end of term. Additional class cancellations due to weather will be considered acts of nature and will not be made up. Weather cancellations will not be refunded.

Inclement Weather 
& School Closings

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts will attempt to provide one make-up class if the canceled class day is instructor or weather related, and if enrollment and schedules allow. 

Instructor Absences

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment up to 2 business days prior to the scheduled start date of an offering.  When a course or workshop is canceled by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, a full refund will be issued.

Insufficient Enrollment

Students are occasionally photographed or filmed during classes for promotional purposes. Names are not used. By enrolling yourself or your child in a HCA class, you grant permission for you and/or your child to be photographed or filmed for this purpose. You must notify the HCA office in writing regarding any restrictions.

Promotional Photography

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts will call 911 in the event of a serious medical emergency. If you would like the HCA Staff to know any information regarding your allergies or health issues, please see the school office staff.


Parents are responsible for the timely arrival of students to classes/lessons, and are required to stay with the student until the class/lesson begins, and to pick up the student immediately after the class/lesson ends. Please be advised that the HCA does not provide supervision for students outside of their scheduled class or program.

Please Notify the HCA or instructor if the parent/guardian is going to be late, or if the child will not be coming to class. There is a charge for late pick-ups of $10 for every 15 minutes. Late fees must be paid prior to the start of the next class date.

Student Drop-off 
& Pick-up

HCA offers ticket discounts to all Members, and class discounts to Insider-Plus Members. Sign up for our e-newsletter to get notice of periodic special discounts.


Hopkinton Center for the Arts accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Students can register online or in person during office hours or by phone at (508) 435-9222. Payment must be made at registration. To register for a class in progress please call the office.

& Tuition Payment

In registering for classes you are agreeing to the HCA injury waiver. If you have any questions in regards to the HCA injury waiver please call the office at (508) 435-9222.

Injury Waiver
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