FAQ for Parents

As a parent you have plenty of questions about the environment and people you chose to leave your children in. Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions and answers about the PHIT Kids & Teens classes and camps. If you have a question that is not addressed here, we encourage you to come to one of our open houses (held roughly one month before the start of each session) where you can meet staff, sit through a short presentation on our program and ask questions while your child or children enjoy a short sample class with one of our instructors. You can also contact the theater directly if you have a question you’d like answered sooner or more quickly.

What qualifications do students need to take a class?
There are no-prerequisites for K-5 classes and students can re-take the class as many times as they please within their grade level.

Middle School and High School classes are designed in a graduated course structure in which levels must be completed before advancing. All prerequisites are listed on course descriptions and enrollment forms.

How many students are in each class?
PHIT Kids & Teens classes are limited to 12 students for grades K-5, and 14 students for grades 6-12. Our goal in keep class sizes small is to guarantee a good student to teacher ratio for maximum

What is the ratio of students to instructors?
In classes for grades K-5 we have an instructor and a teaching assistant in each classroom, making the student to teacher ratio 6:1. Our classes for students grades 6-12 have a single instructor, so the student to teacher ratio is 14:1. We keep these ratios low to ensure each child in our classes receives the attention they need to develop as a performer and a person.

Where do classes meet?
All Kids & Teens classes are held at PHIT’s permanent home at the Adrienne Theater in Center City, Philadelphia.

How safe is your space?
All classrooms and performance spaces have undergone a risk assessment and precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of your child. We also have a strict code of conduct for our students which is outlined in the Kids & Teens Terms & Conditions page.

How much do classes cost?
Our Kids & Teens 10-week programs are priced based on the length of each course. Discounts are applicable for early registration as well as a $50 discount for registrations of second, third, etc. children in the program. Our prices are as follows:

Middle and High School: $249 Early Registration, $299 Regular Registration
Grades 4-5 (90 minute class): $199/$249
Grades 2-3 (75 minute class): $175/$225
Grades K-1 (60 minute class): $149/$199

Do you offer babysitting either before or after classes?
At this time we do not offer babysitting either before or after classes. Students can be dropped off and wait with their instructor in the lobby of the building beginning 15 minutes before the start of the class and are expected to be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the end of class.

How can I pay for class?
When you register your child for a class on the website you’ll be able to pay with a PayPal account, a major credit card, or an eCheck. We use PayPal as our payment system, but if you read the whole page you’ll see a place where you can click to “pay with a credit card”. We ONLY accept online payments.

Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We do offer payment plans in which 50% is due at registration and 50% is due two weeks before the class beings.

What’s the class refund policy?
After you register your child for a class and we have received your payment there are NO REFUNDS. Please consider your calendar, and ask any questions you have about the class (by contacting us), before you register.

Is it possible to transfer from one class to another?
We do not allow students to transfer between classes.

What if my child misses a class? Are there makeups?
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full attendance policy. At the current time, we do not have any makeup classes available within the Kids & Teens schedule.

What’s the school’s policy on snow/bad weather days?
PHIT loves snow, but we always say that forgetting how bad it can be when we want to have class and our students can’t make it. Sometimes our winter classes have to be cancelled when we get a heavy snowfall — in these cases an extra class will be added, on the same day of the week and time as the class normally meets and one week after class normally ends.

We’ll ask for a Primary and Emegency contact before the first day of class so that if we ever do cancel class, you’ll get an email and a call as soon as possible.