The Guild School is held every June at The Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. It is an intensive week-long learning experience offering a wide variety of courses taught by exceptionally talented Artisans and Fellows of The Guild.
Students share a large dormitory room with one other person of their choice, or if desired, a roommate will be assigned. Each person has her or his own bed, dresser, closet, and desk. Fresh bath towels are supplied daily. Each pair of rooms shares a large bath. A private room with shared bath is available for an additional charge. Other limited sleeping accommodations are available for an additional cost. Students may choose to room and take meals off-campus. There is no smoking in or near any campus buildings.
Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining hall, a spacious building located in the center of campus. Offerings include a selection of hot entrees that change daily; salad, sandwich, and soup bar; hotdogs, hamburgers, and pizza; a large selection of fruit, cereal, and bread items; coffee, tea, milk, juice, and sodas; ice cream bar; other dessert items. Other meals include the opening dinner, a lobster cookout, and the graduation banquet. Special dietary needs will be accommodated.
The selection and accompanying additional charges for a private room with shared bath or other limited accommodations will be made during the next few months. You will receive a booklet of information and forms regarding these options.
Other additional charges may be incurred, such as airport shuttle, seminars, extra overnight accommodations.
Registration requires a minimum deposit of $200, which is applied to the tuition fee. This deposit is non-refundable. Payment can be made by check (from US banks only and in US Dollars), VISA or Master Card. The Guild School cannot accept payment through PayPal.
The tuition fee and additional charges are payable in full before April 1. Students who have not met this deadline will risk forfeiting their positions in classes with waiting lists.
The school is open to non-members as well as Guild members. However, members in good standing receive a $25 discount on the tuition fee. Only one discount is allowed per family.
Full-tuition scholarships to the school are awarded annually.
The campus is situated on a hill, so people with serious health problems need to consider their ability to walk between the various buildings used throughout the week. There is limited driving and parking access close to buildings. Elevators are available, but few and far between.
All registrants will be notified of their course assignment(s) upon receipt of the deposit and registration form.
Prior to the start of school, students will receive correspondence regarding seminars, rooming assignments, airport shuttle service, etc.
Students will also receive correspondence by April 1 from their instructor(s) regarding necessary supplies, tools, materials fees, etc.
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The tuition for the 2016 Guild School is $1475. This includes 36 hours of instruction, room, and meals.
If you must cancel, all the money you have paid to the Guild School, less $200 for administrative costs, is refundable upon cancellation through April 30. The cancellation fee is not applicable to any subsequent school’s tuition.
Cancellations received from May 1 through May 15 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after May 15.
Unless otherwise stated, the materials fee is paid directly to the instructor prior to the start of school. This fee is refundable only if a cancellation is filled. A student who cancels does not receive any materials.
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