General Policies

In order to ensure that the students are placed in the proper level, a placement test will be required to all new students who have some knowledge of French language and to returning students of LPE, who have not participated in a course in 6 months or more. The test is free of charge. Learn More Here.

If a class is full, you can request to be placed on the waiting list. You will be contacted as soon as there is an opening in the original class due to a withdrawal, or when the number of students requires that an additional class be created.

Students are requested to pay the full tuition and Registration fees prior to the start of the session

For new students, LPE will apply a $69 non-refundable registration fee.

The cost of course material and books is included in the tuition fee.

Payments may be made by Paypal, Interac, AMEX, Visa or MasterCard.

Courses with fewer than four students will be cancelled or the number of hours of tuition will be reduced. In the event that a course is cancelled, LPE will offer students the option of

  1. transferring to another course,
  2. being switched to our private tuition classes
  3. obtaining a full refund.

Tuition fees (for collective, private or corporate courses and camps) are non-refundable unless a student provides LPE with written notice of his or her withdrawal at least three business days prior to the start of the applicable session. An administration fee of $50 will automatically be deducted from the refund.

A student may request to be transferred to another session, conditional upon availability of space, as follows:

  • 8 business days or more prior to the course start date of the new session: transfer without’ administration fees.
  • 7 business day or less prior to the course date of the new session: transfer with administration fees of $50.
  • The day of the new session: no transfers will be allowed but a credit note will be issued.

Credit notes may be granted to a student who wishes to withdraw from a course once he/she provides LPE with written notice. Credit notes cannot be issued if 1/3 or more of session-hours have been completed. Please note that the absence from class does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

Students who join the group during the session are not entitled to any refund or credit note.

Credit notes are valid for a period not exceeding six months from the last attended class.

Credit notes will be processed based on the number of remaining hours in the course, once LPE receives written notice of the student’s intent to withdraw.

All classes up to and including the date of the credit note request will be deducted from the remaining instructional hours. Credit notes will not be granted for missed classes.

An administration fee of $50 will automatically be deducted from the value of the credit note.

Students are not entitled to a credit for a course where a previous credit was used as full or partial payment of tuition fees.

According to Revenue Canada, tuition fees are tax-deductible for students who are at least 16 years old and to summer camp participants of any age. LPE will send the tax receipts to these students by e-mail at the end of February.

All Le Petit Écolier (LPE) instructors must avoid any activity that creates an actual or potential conflict of interest and avoids any situation that may even present the appearance of a conflict of interest with Le Petit Écolier (LPE). We advise you, that in order to safeguard our teacher’s contract, please refrain from requesting their services outside of Le Petit Écolier (LPE).