Rainey parent Portal

Please see the following resources provided for parents of Rainey Students

Freqently Asked Questions

How is after school tuition billed?

Rainey’s programs require a $25 nonrefundable deposit upon registration that is applied to the first month’s tuition. Tuition is then billed on the 5th of each month, with the amount varying based on the program and the financial assistance received. Families may pay their tuition balance early/all at once or they may choose to pay in installments.

What type of financial assistance does Rainey offer?

Rainey is a registered childcare provider with the Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) education savings account program. ACE provides funds for students and families to use on various enrichment and educational activities, including tutoring, day camps, music lessons, study skills services, and field trips.

Rainey asks that families apply for ACE before seeking out financial assistance directly from Rainey. If you are denied from ACE or cannot apply, please fill out the Tuition Assistance Form on the Parent Portal and Rainey can offer tuition assistance separate from ACE. Rainey is deeply committed to ensuring that all of our programs are accessible to all students regardless of cost. For questions or concerns about financial aid, please contact [email protected] and a staff member will assist you.

What schools does Rainey provide transportation from?

Rainey provides transportation to our Hough site from Campus International School and Village Prep/E Prep Cliffs Campus. We provide transportation to our Clark Fulton (Pivot Center) site from Village Prep/E Prep Willard Breakthrough School. Families may sign up for transportation on our website during the registration process. Transportation is only a one-time $25 fee! We also have an aide available to walk students from Luis Muñoz Marín Dual Language Academy to our program at the Pivot Center, only one block away from the school. There is no additional cost for this service.

What’s provided in the after school program?

Every weekday, students arrive at Rainey and receive a healthy meal through our partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Students may also receive help with homework prior to class beginning. Students then receive 90 minutes of instruction in the art area of their choice (Music, Dance, Visual Arts, or Drama). K-2nd grade students rotate through a new art form daily. Our students then participate in showcases four times a year where they present their work to family and friends!

What grade does my child need to be in to attend your programs?

Rainey’s programs generally serve students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Individual program age restrictions are as follows:

After School Program @ Hough: Kindergarten – 8th grade

After School Program @ Clark Fulton: 3rd – 8th grade

Summer Camp: 3rd – 8th grade

Saturday programs: Pre-K – 12th grade

What school calendar does Rainey follow?

Rainey Institute’s programming reaches students from multiple schools. We develop our own calendar but try to stay as close to the CMSD schedule as possible. Our calendar will be distributed in the parent portal on our website and provided at orientation.

Does Rainey provide transportation to/from Summer Camp?

Rainey does not provide transportation to/from Summer Camp.

What precautions is Rainey taking to keep children, staff & faculty, and families safe from COVID-19 or other potential outbreaks?

The health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors will always be our first priority. Rainey Institute will continue to monitor and enact appropriate actions based on current guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and local/state medical recommendations. Local/state guidelines may change without notice but information will be distributed via our website, broadcast email messages, and/or social media.

Points of Contact

For questions about billing, registration, and programs
Kent Taylor, Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]
(216) 353-9740

For questions about specific programs please contact the appropriate Program Manager:
Andrea Soncina, Music Program Manager
[email protected]
(216) 353-9727

Meng-Hsuan Wu, Visual Arts Program Manager
[email protected]
(216) 881-1766

Devan Hayes, Dance Program Manager
[email protected]
(216) 353-9733

Brittany Meeks, Arts Programming & Community Facilitator
[email protected]
(216) 353-9737

For all other questions, please reach out to:
Jennifer Harris, Executive Director
[email protected]
(216) 353-9723

Brandon Lipford, Director of Arts Education
[email protected]
(216) 353-9724

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“Seeing the smile on a child’s face after they have successfully performed in front of the public is a wonderful experience and it does great things for the child’s self-esteem”

— Former Rainey Executive Director Lee Lazar