Parent Information

Registration, Tuition and Supplies

Registration and service fees are paid annually for each school year.  Tuition is paid by semester, from September – January, and February – June.  Optional summer classes are billed separately.

The non-refundable registration fee is $65 per family, and/or $45 for seniors each school year.  Tuition will vary according to the courses selected.  If a student starts after the beginning of a semester the fee will be prorated depending on the number of remaining weeks.

Tuition for each semester may be paid in full at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters or in a payment plan.  If a payment plan is elected, there is a non-refundable service fee of $50 per family for the school year.  Amounts due on a payment plan must be paid according to the due dates.  Students who are behind on payments will be temporarily suspended until the amount due is paid.  Payments for registration and other fees and tuition are payable by check, credit card or money order only.  No tuition payments will be accepted in cash. There is a $25 discount for tuition paid in full by credit card.

Payments for music and/or art supplies and dance wear must be made by check, credit card or money order at the time of purchase.

There will be no tuition refunds after the end of October for the fall semester, or the end of March for the spring semester.  Otherwise tuition refunds will be prorated based on the number of remaining weeks in the semester.  Registration and other fees are not refundable.


Use Drop/Add forms to drop/add, change name, address and other information.

Students are expected to attend all registered classes, throughout the school year.  Teachers are expected to make up lessons they miss or there will be a refund or credit given for the missed time (theory, solfege and ensemble classes excluded).  If a student is absent from a lesson they forfeit that lesson and are not entitled to a refund. If the student is absent more than 3 times, the school reserves the right to cancel classes for the student.


For each student there will be opportunities to perform, exhibit and attend school events.  After two full semesters and on recommendation from teachers, private lesson students may audition for additional lesson time at no additional charge.  Tuition must be paid by the due date for scholarships to remain in effect.

Financial Aid

Limited financial assistance is available for students who qualify under school guidelines.  Proof of need must be demonstrated.  See the registrar for more information. Tuition must be paid by the due date for financial aid to remain in effect.

Newark School of the Arts uses student photos and video footage for marketing and publicity purposes, both electronically and in print. Please be aware that your signature on the back of your application verifies your permission to use your image for any purpose through any medium and in all media, and your agreement to release NSA, its sponsors and anyone working on their behalf, from any liability without limitation and in perpetuity. If the student is under 18, a parent or guardian must sign. If you do not want NSA to use your image, you must check the appropriate box on your application.

Discrimination Statement/Accessibility
It is the policy of the School that in matters concerning the recruitment, selection, and admission of students, no person shall be discriminated against for reasons of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, and political affiliation, physical or socio-economic disadvantages. The school welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities.  In so far as possible, NSA will provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities.  The building is wheelchair accessible.  Upon request, course information will be provided for large print or alternative formats.  Special accommodations for events can be made with two weeks’ notice.

Dance Dress Code

Dance Wear is required for all students registered in dance classes. All dancers must wear tights.


3-4 YearsPink Leotard / Pink Tutu
5-7 YearsLight Blue Leotard / Black Tutu
8-12 YearsLavender Leotard / Black Tutu
13+ YearsBurgundy Leotard / Black Tutu
18+ YearsBlack Leotard / Black Tutu

Special Uniforms and Shoes

TINY STEPS:  Ballet Slippers / Black Tap Shoes
CHILDREN'S BALLET:  Ballet Slippers
HIP HOP : Black Cargo Pant / Black Leotard / Black Dance Sneaker
TAP:  Age Color Leotard
JAZZ:  Age Color Leotard / Black Jazz Pants

Visual Arts Materials Fee

$25 - $40 – there is a one-time materials fee per semester for visual arts classes paid at time of registration. Fee varies per class.  Please see class listing for details.

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Parents and Adult Students Association

If you are the parent of a student or an adult student attending the Newark School of the Arts you are invited to participate in the Parent and Adult Students Association, known as PASA.

PASA will make the Newark School of the Arts a better place for all its students by providing volunteer opportunities for parents and adult students, PASA will also provide a means for parents and adults students to provide feedback to the School and will foster communications among families, faculty, staff and the Trustees of the School.

Volunteer opportunities through PASA include:

1.                   Participate and help run the annual School Open House and Opening Celebration.

2.                   Organize and run receptions and other events following student performances, which celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

3.                   Spread the word about our wonderful School at community events such as street fairs and local festivals.

4.                   Assist with off site performances so we can bring the gift of the arts to more people.

5.                   Make performances a better experience for everyone by serving as an usher for student, faculty and visiting artists recitals and concerts,

6.                   Help us keep everyone informed by maintaining our bulletin boards filled with current events and notices.      

7.                   Organize events at the end of the school year to celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

8.                   Support the annual spring fund-raiser through solicitation of donations from local businesses that NSA families patronize

9.                   Market the school by spreading the information about programs directly to other parents, on line through social media, and through other methods.

10.           End of Year Ad Journal:  Conceive of and sell ad space and congratulatory messages for our annual end of the year music and dance ad journals.  Manage design and printing

Please support your School by joining other parents and adult students at an organizational meeting TBD at the school but don’t wait until then if you miss this meeting call us for info on how to get involved.

You can join at anytime!

For more information about joining PASA and how you can get involved, please email: or

Call Carmen Santos-Robson at 973-642-0133, ext. 11