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The Answers to All Your Questions

We have come up with a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer common queries and address any concerns you may have. If you need further clarification, please email us or contact us. Thank you!

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GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Q1 : Why should I enrol my child at Artistic Leadership Academy (ALA)? How is ALA’s signature Artistic Writing™ Programme uniquely different from other creative writing programmes?

A1 : At Artistic Leadership Academy, we pride ourselves on offering enrichment programmes that transcend the ordinary. Here’s what sets our programmes apart from the rest:

Holistic Leadership Development:

Our programmes go beyond traditional enrichment by weaving leadership skills into every facet of learning. Whether it’s critical thinking, creative expression, or effective communication, we empower students with a holistic skill set that forms the foundation for future success.

Tailored Competency-Based Curricula:

Recognising that every child has unique developmental needs, our programmes are meticulously tailored to suit the cognitive, emotional, and social requirements of children at different stages. From “The Discoverer” to “The Voyager,” each program is crafted to nurture and challenge young minds appropriately. We do not limit children in terms of their age.

Personalised Attention in Classes:

In our online classes, we redefine the student-teacher relationship with a maximum ratio of 4 students to 1 teacher in a physical class and a ratio of 2 students to 1 teacher in an online class. This intimate setting ensures personalised attention, fostering a deeper understanding of each student’s strengths and areas for growth. Our premium 1-2-1 class takes individualised attention to the next level.

Q2 : Will classes still be focused on writing?

A2 : Writing is definitely an integral part of our curriculum as young leaders need to be able to express their ideas well. However, beyond writing, our curriculum also emphasises other essential leadership skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, oral communication and social-emotional skills.

Q3 : What is the student-teacher ratio at ALA?

A3 : The ratio is a maximum of 4 students to a teacher for optimal results.

Q4 : Where are ALA's classes conducted?

A4 : We have four convenient locations around Singapore. If you cannot make it for face-to-face classes, we also have online classes where your child can learn in the safety and comfort of your own home.

Bedok Outlet : 10-minute walk from Bedok MRT Station – EW5 East-West (Green) Line

Blk 217 Bedok North Street 1 #02-69 S(460217)

Contact – (65) 9893 6129

Hougang Outlet : 5-minute walk from Hougang MRT Station – NE14 North-East (Purple) Line

The Midtown, 1187 Upper Serangoon Road #02-07 S(534785)

Contact – (65) 9893 6129

Bishan Outlet : 5-minute walk from Bishan MRT Circle (yellow) Line (Exit D)

116 Bishan Street 12 #-02-34 S(570116)

Contact – (65) 9893 6129

Bukit Timah Outlet : 2-minute walk from Beauty World MRT Station – DT5 Downtown (Blue) Line

Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road #02-63 S(588179)

Contact – (65) 9893 6129

Administrative ENQUIRIES

Q1 : What are ASA’s class schedules and programme fees?

A1 : For class schedules and programme fees, please click here.

Q2 : Do I need to pay a registration and/or material fee?

A2 : ASA does not collect additional fees apart from the programme package fee.

Q3 : What are your modes of payment?

A3 :

1) For programme fees, you may opt to pay via Cash, PayNow or Interbank Transfer.

2) For Trial Class sign up, you may opt to pay via *PayPal, PayNow or Interbank Transfer.

*PayPal service fee is included in the price of Trial Class

PayNow to UEN201914269D

Interbank Transfer to Maybank Singapore Account No. : 04131079929

Q4 : Are there classes on Public Holidays?

A4 : There are NO classes on Public Holidays.

Q5 : If my child cannot attend a class, will he/she be entitled to a replacement class?

A5 : ASA will allow up to 4 replacement classes without penalty. The parent should inform the academy of the child’s absenteeism; preferably with advance notice.

Q6 : If I wish to withdraw my child from ASA, do I need to give written notice?

A6 : There is no need to give written notice should you wish to withdraw your child from ASA. After your child has completed the number of lessons in your payment package, you have the option to renew or not.

Class-Related ENQUIRIES

Q1 : What is the duration of each lesson at ASA?

A1 : Each weekly lesson lasts 1.5 hours. Your child will be engaged in consistent writing practice through fun, interactive and hands-on pre-writing activities and games. On an average, three assignments are completed each week and our teachers provide regular personalised feedback. At the end of every lesson, we will provide a progress update detailing your child’s strengths and areas of improvement.

Q2 : Can my child attend a trial class at ASA?

A2 : Yes! You can register for a trial class here .

Q3 : What materials are used for each lesson?

A3 : During each lesson, students complete weekly assignments in the thematic guidebook ‘Every Child’s Guide to Write Away!’ (3 Volumes) and/or The Ultimate Writing Guide curated by our founder and principal instructor, Claudine Fernandez. The cost of the guidebooks is included in the programme fee. Additionally, we also provide supplementary resources like grammar practices and composition and situational writing questions.

Q4 : How do the handouts given out during your Holiday Programmes cater to mixed-age children?

A4 : Our Holiday Programmes are open to children aged 6 to 14 and the handouts are tailored according to children’s abilities.

Teacher-Related ENQUIRIES

Q1 : What are your teachers’ qualifications?

A1 :  Our teachers/instructors are degree holders and assistant teachers are undergraduates.

Q2 : How does the teacher manage a mixed-age class/group?

A2 : The teacher acts as a facilitator who tends to every student individually and addresses their individual learning needs. Every student will be working on a different task and given different learning goals in every lesson.