Refunds: We give no refunds for missed music lessons/classes although every effort will be made to reschedule. Private lessons canceled by the instructor will be rescheduled at a mutually convenient time.
Late Fees: All extra fees (such as unplanned Extended Day, snacks, etc.) are due the 15th of the following month. ALL overdue charges will be assessed a $15.00/month late payment fee until the account is paid in full. The Extended Day program begins 15 minutes after the end of class. Fees for unexpected Extended Day usage are $11.00 per hour or part of an hour per student up to 5:45 pm. After 5:45 pm, the fee is $2.00 per minute per student.
Disclaimer: Steppingstone reserves the right to substitute another instructor with similar skills if a currently scheduled instructor is unable to teach. A class may be canceled if fewer than five (5) students are enrolled.

Extended Day

Extended Morning and Afternoon Programs are offered by pre-arrangement. Hours are 7:45 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Details are in the Registration Packet.

Daily Usage
Arrival between 7:45 am and 8:15 am $185.00 per month, or $1,415.00 per year*
Arrival between 8:15 am and 8:45 am $90.00 per month, or $685.00 per year*
Departure between 4:15 pm and 5:00 pm $128.00 per month, or $998.00 per year*
Departure between 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm $270.00 per month, or $2,130.00 per year*

*yearly extended day rates require payment in full before the start of the school year

Daily usage assumes the use of extended day every day of a given month. For a more specific “Weekly Usage” option, please consult the Sales and Service sheet in your Registration Packet.

Occasional usage is $11.00 per hour during listed extended day hours, and $2.00 per minute after 5:45 pm. If you do not have another extended day program, or use extended day outside of the usual hours of your extended day program, this is the default.

After School Programs

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 Program Schedule

All offerings are open to the public.

Ages: 6 – 14+ years (please note specific ages for each class).

Classes: One hour (60 minutes) unless otherwise noted


SMART Training Sessions

Instructor: Dr. Philip Morse
Ages: 14+ or by permission of the instructor

The Steppingstone MAgnetic Resonance Training (SMART) Center’s purpose is to bring a research-based science experience to young, science-oriented students in order to meet our mission of “Exciting the next generation of scientists.” It offers middle school, high school, and undergraduate college students the opportunity to engage in research experiences that are usually only available to college graduate students.

Students will learn how to design experiments while utilizing a $250,000 electron para-magnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer, developing a hypothesis to test, designing an experimental protocol to test their hypothesis, learning to collect and analyze data and forming valid conclusions.

There are two components to the program. The first are these training sessions, where students will:

  • Learn to use the instruments
  • Learn what kind of information they can get from the instruments
  • Learn to design experiments which will make use of the instrumentation and data collection & analysis software

Read the SMART Center Brochure and see the SMART Center website for more information.