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Frequently Asked Questions

 School: 

  1. Registration Materials: All registration forms are provided. They are customized for your program, delivered to your school and bundled for each teacher’s classroom.
  2. Payment Processing: Mad Science can collect all funds through check, credit card, or on-line registration.
  3. Age/Grade Level: Mad Science offers instruction in an age and grade appropriate manner using a variety of teaching methods to ensure each participant benefits from the instruction. Therefore, students in kindergarten through to grade 6 can participate in Mad Science after-school programs.
  4. Instructors: We recruit individuals who have experience in classrooms or of working with groups of elementary-aged children. It is mandatory for all our instructors to pass a series of background checks before they are appointed.
  5. Supplies: Mad Science provides all the equipment and materials required to run the after-school program. Our certified instructors arrive in Mad Science lab coats at least 15 minutes before the class begins, to set-up their equipment. At the end of the class, the Mad Scientist makes sure the room is neat and tidy.
  6. Take-Home Materials: During each class, students make and take home a science project related to the topic covered in that class. This take home scientific toy is designed to extend their science fun and learning at home!

Parents:

Q: How long are the After-School Programs?
A
: The programs run immediately after-school for an hour, 1 day a week for 6 weeks. There is a small break for the children to refresh themselves after the school, then the science experimentation begins and building take homes toys finishes the class.

Q: Who pays for the After-School Program?
A
: The parents of the children attending pay for the programming.

Q: How can I  find out more about Mad Science before I decide to run the program at my school?
A: Many of the schools where we run our program return to Mad Science every year. We offer each school a free science presentation for the whole school. It gives the staff and the students an idea of what they can expect from Mad Science (approximate $200 value).

Q: What is the cost to the parents?
A
: For full cost information visit our pricing page. The prices include the full program along with all the great scientific and educational take-home toys that the children build themselves during the program (approximate $50 value). Finally, each student takes home a birthday party certificate for a free party add-on ($40 value).

Q: What about children from lower-income families?
A
: Mad Science Vancouver Island is currently seeking sponsorship opportunities for exactly this purpose. When a school runs our program they may receive a scholarship that they can use to lower the registration fees for children from lower-income families. We do our best to support all children and arrange with their parents acceptable solution to allow the children to join Mad Science.

Q: I forgot to include the tax in my payment. What's the easiest way to include this amount?
A
: The full balance, including tax is due by the beginning of the 1st lesson and can be given directly to the instructor. You can as well call us at (250)-391-1814 or e-mail us, and we'll arrange to get the correct amount.

Q: Is it possible to enroll my child in the After-School Program once it has already begun?
A
: Our maximum class sizes are 25. If there is room in the class, we will accept late registrations and enrollments, however the full price of the program will still be charged. Please note that this balance will be due at the first lesson your child attends.

Q: What are my payment options?
A:
You can pay by cheque or credit card. Cheques must be mailed directly to Mad Science and must arrive before the program starts. If we didn't receive your payment by the first class, your child is not enrolled in the program. Please check with the office to ensure your payment was received. Please note that only Visa and Mastercard is accepted.

Q: I have missed the deadline for registration. Can I still register my child to attend the program?
A:
For registrations after the program deadline, you can call us at 250-391-1814 or use our on-line booking system. Note that late booking fee may apply.

 

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