Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Paramount School help line at (630) 896-6810 or email

Yes!  See our Private Instruction page for options and fees.

Registration opens Tuesday, February 26 at 10am. Click here to view all summer camps currently offered. You can search by age and class type/subject. Click “Learn More” to see a detailed class description, dates, times and instructor information. Click “Register” to register for the class. This will take you to a login screen. If you have an account with Paramount School of the Arts, please enter your email address and password. If you are registering for the first time, please create a new account. Once you have entered information for you and your student(s), you will be able to fully register for any of our classes.

    • Pre-Academy: These are classes for our youngest artists. We start instruction as young as 6 months in Pre-Academy and go to 5 years. These courses all are developmentally appropriate and a great introduction to the arts for young children.
    • Academy: These are classes for ages 6-18 in all subjects and skill levels. These courses are great for someone new to the arts or someone with years of experience.
    • Institute: These classes will begin in the Fall of 2018. The Institute is a pre-professional training program for high school students who plan to go on to be a professional artist or study the arts in college. The Institute is a rigorous program for serious students.
    • Studio: The studio classes are specifically for adult learners. We will have beginner-professional skill levels. We never think you are too old to learn or become a better artist!

Please visit our Private Instruction Page to learn more about our many private lesson offerings. If you or your child are interested in private lessons, please fill out the Private Lesson Inquiry Form so that we can learn about you or your child’s ability, experience, time preference, etc. Once the inquiry is received, someone from Paramount School of the Arts will reach out quickly to answer questions and enroll you or your child in lessons.

Yes! We are happy to provide payment plans on all classes and reoccurring private lessons. When checking out, please select “payment plan.” Payment plans occur in three installments. The first payment of 33% is due at registration, and then two additional charges of 33% will occur monthly after that.

The first payment of 33% is due at registration, and then two additional charges of 33% will occur monthly after that.

Yes! We are happy to provide scholarships for our group classes. Please click here to learn more about applying for a scholarship.

Yes, we offer several adult classes each semester. Please click here to see all our adult class offerings this semester.

We think it’s important to not make assumptions on gender and call our students and parents by the pronouns they prefer.

Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be alerted of the exciting staff as they come on board. We’ll also update our class pages regularly as we assign staff to specific classes.

Our instructors will have professional experience and education in the arts and education.

We are pleased to provide students with a multi-class discount. If you sign up for 2 classes at a time, you’ll receive 5% off all eligible classes in your cart. If you sign up for 3 classes at a time, a discount of 8% off all eligible classes will be applied to your cart. If you sign up for 4 or more classes at a time, you’ll receive 10% off all eligible classes in your cart. Take It From The Top Camps are not eligible for this discount. All other summer camps are eligible. From time to time, we’ll email out discounts. Be sure to sign up on our email list or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to catch those promotions.

We only accept debit or credit cards for payment.

Currently, we do not rent classroom space, but practice rooms are available to rent. Please click here for more information. 

We will work hard to make any necessary accommodations and modifications for students of any age. Please make sure to share suggested modifications/accommodations on the registration page. Also, please watch our website and emails for programming for people with special needs to come in the near future. If you have any questions about your student’s ability to participate positively in one of our classes or camps, just give us a call. We’d love to talk to you about the best option for your child.

We are a 10-minute walking distance from the Aurora Transportation Center (BNSF Metra Lines). We are a short walk from the Waubonsee Community College Stop on the Pace 524 West Aurora Bus Line.

We have classes for all experiences and ability levels. Please read the class description to discover if it is appropriate for a child that is new to theater, or please call us at 630-896-6810 to allow us to assist you in finding the right match.

We are located at 20 S. Stolp Avenue (between Galena and Stolp) in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center near the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.

We’ll do our best to create another section of a class if it’s at capacity. If you’re put on a wait list and a class opens up, we will automatically enroll you in that section. You will need to pay within 48 hours to remain in the class.

We do our best to make sure each student has a positive experience in our camps and classes. Our camps and classes are non-refundable. We do make limited exceptions for medical reasons. If we are unable to run a class due to low enrollment, we will refund you automatically.

We welcome parents to use our comfortable parent lounges while waiting for their students. We ask that you don’t watch your students in class unless invited by the instructor to preserve the learning environment.

At Paramount School of the Arts, we value process over product. While some classes will end with a performance, most do not. We believe it’s best to focus on building skills and obtaining learning objectives rather than focus on a final performance.

We cannot give out other students’ information and suggest you reach out to your friend directly to confirm.

We’ll notify you if someone drops from the class. If we have a large enough interest in the class, we’ll attempt to schedule an additional section of the same class.

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