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Parent Handbook
Please download a copy of our Parent Handbook for important information regarding our policies and what to expect at RSM


Welcome to the Russian School of Mathematics! We look forward to a productive and happy relationship with your family. The following policies have been created to help ensure the smooth operation and safety of our program.


After completing your online application you will receive a first email confirming the application. Once your enrollment is processed, you will receive a second e-mail confirming your child’s spot in the class. In this email you will be provided a Smart Tuition Family ID and instructions to log into the Smart Tuition website (your account with Smart Tuition is automatically created).

You will receive a link to our "Homework Online" program once your child attends the first class (for eligible classes only). Homework online gives students real time feedback and parents unparalleled transparency into their child's math development. 

Please remember that an application alone does not guarantee a spot in one of our classes. A registration fee is required in order for class placement to be finalized.

Registration Fee

All students enrolled for the fall & spring semesters are required to pay a $100 non-refundable annual registration fee. This fee reserves your spot in class. A placement in class is not guaranteed until the registration fee is received.

The fee is reduced to $80 for students registering after January 1st and to $40 after April 1st.

No registration fee is required to be paid for Summer School.

Tuition & Payment Policies

RSM has partnered with Smart Tuition, to allow our parents more flexibility in paying tuition. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email from RSM with details on how to log into your Smart Tuition account, review your bills & make payments.

  • Payment Plans.  Smart Tuition offers two payment plans for the academic year:
    Semester Plan . Make two payments: For Fall Semester (Lesson 1-20) due Aug 1st & Spring Semester (Lesson 21-36) due Jan 1st.

    Installment Plan.  Make nine installments on Aug 1, Sep 1, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, Mar 1, and Apr 1. Each payment covers 4 lessons. Smart Tuition charges a $46 annual fee (per family) for administering an installment plan. 
  • Tuition is Charged One Month Ahead. Regardless of payment plan, all tuition is charged one month ahead (so for example October tuition will be charged no later than September 1st, and September tuition is due in August). Charging one month ahead allows RSM to plan ahead and enforce our cancellation policy.  The registration fee, tuition for the partial month and tuition for the following month are due before the 2nd lesson. All other tuition will be charged based on the payment plan selected. 
  • Joining Mid-Year . For students who start mid-year, tuition is prorated based on the first class attended and the number of classes remaining in the year. No pro-ration is made for students who miss classes throughout the year.

  • Late Fees .  All tuition is due on the 1st day of the month. Smart Tuition charges a $35 late payment fee on the 5th of the month.

  • Payment Methods .  All payment is processed by SmartTuition.  Set up your account using the information that is emailed to you when you register. Through your account you can access billing statements and payment history or make a payment online at any time. You can also pay with a check by mail or over the phone via a check,  bank account or credit/debit card. Payments by check or ACH debit are free, but Smart Tuition does charge a  2.65% credit/debit card processing fee for all credit/debit card payments.  Visa credit and debit cards are not accepted by Smart Tuition.  SmartTuition can also process cash payments, but will charge a $4.99 fee for cash payments of up to $1,000.  
  • Paying By Check .  Smart Tuition offers both a 24 hour automated telephone payment method and accepts checks by mail. If paying by check please include the Family ID in the memo field.
      Phone:              (888) 868-8828 (please have your Family ID and checkbook ready)
      Online:             https://parent.smarttuition.com/
      East Coast:    Smart Tuition, P.O. Box 11731, Newark, NJ 07101-4731 OR
      West Coast:  Smart Tuition, P.O. Box 54228, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0228 

  • Returned Check or Failed ACH Fee. Smart Tuition charges a $30 fee for each returned check or failed auto-debit. Please be careful when entering your routing and account numbers online.


Withdrawal Refunds and Cancellation Policy

We are committed to making sure every child has a great experience at RSM. Sometimes we may need to work together to find the right class options for your child. Please get in touch with us early if you have concerns about your child’s progress or are in any way dissatisfied.

Cancellation policies are determined by student status at the time of withdrawal:

New students may withdraw from our program any time during their first 20 lessons with a 1 month (4 lessons) written notice.  After Lesson 20 all new students are considered continuing and should follow the cancellation policy of a continuing student. RSM Branch should be notified about a cancellation via email.

Withdrawal Policy For Continuing Students

We believe that Mathematics cannot be taught in the space of a few lessons and we ask that continuing students familiar with RSM make at least a term based commitment to the program and will only refund tuition for continuing students during the first six lessons of the year (see below). 

Continuing students refund amount is prorated based on the time of withdrawal. Please see details below:

Refund of the Fall Term (September - January) will be processed only after the school receives a written notification as follows:

  • 100% of tuition (all 5 months) is refunded if the cancellation notification is received before the start of classes
  • 80% of tuition (the last 4 months) is refunded if the cancellation notification is received before the second lesson
  • 60% of tuition (the last 3 months) is refunded if the notification is received before the third lesson
  • 40% of tuition (the last 2 months) is refunded if the notification is received before the fourth lesson
  • 20% of tuition (the last month) is refunded if the notification is received before the sixth lesson
  • There are NO REFUNDS for the Fall semester after the 6th lesson

For continuing students withdrawing during the Spring Term (February - June), a FULL REFUND will be issued if a withdrawal notice is received by Lesson 20.  After Lesson 20 no refunds will be issued for the Spring Term.

If you do decide to withdraw your child from school, please email our school with:

  • Your child's full name
  • The date of the last class he/she attended
  • The reason for withdrawal.

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