Our School and Facility
Instructor Betty J. Wilder
Betty has been the primary instructor at Chesapeake School of Esthetics for over 20 years. She has has been awarded the professional status of 'NCEA Certified' from the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers / Distributors & Associations. The 'NCEA Certified' credential represents strict adherence to the code of ethics in the profession of esthetics. It is the highest skin care credential currently available in the United States.
Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry is located in Arnold, Maryland, just north of Annapolis. The school is 45 miles east of the Washington, D.C. beltway, 50 miles from downtown Baltimore and 5 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Click here for directions.
Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry is equipped with two large classrooms. One classroom is used for theory/lecture, the other is used for demonstration and student clinic. There is also a small break room for the students to use. The school has all modern teaching aids, including supportive audio-visual materials designed to encourage those students who learn visually. A library, with a wide range of learning materials, is provided for use by all students.
Equipment and Products
Students at Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry will use professional skin care products and cosmetic formulations during the course of their study. The school will provide student handouts and lecture notes.
Faculty and Staff
Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry is a single member LLC owned by Betty J. Wilder.
Betty J. Wilder - School owner / managing director / instructor
John S. Pappafotis - Admissions director / office manager
Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry is open year round except for New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. The school will be closed December 25 - January 1 for the Holidays.
If class is canceled due to inclement weather, students will be notified prior to class by telephone. Classes will be rescheduled at a later date.
If the school closes, cancels or discontinues a course or program, the student shall receive a full refund. Applicants rejected by the school shall be entitled to a full refund of the tuition and enrollment fee (esthetics program).
Cancellation Policy - Esthetics Program
All fees paid by a student shall be refunded if the student chooses not to enroll in or to withdraw from the school within seven calendar days after having signed a contract.
If the student chooses not to enroll after the seven day cancellation period, but before the first day of instruction, the school will charge the enrollment fee. If after the seven day cancellation period expires, a student withdraws, refunds shall be based on the contract price of the tuition. This refund shall include all fees, except the enrollment fee, and any charges for materials, supplies or books with have been purchased by and are the property of the student.
The minimum refund the school shall pay a student who withdraws or is terminated after the seven day cancellation period has expired, is as follows:
Proportion of Total Course Taught by Date of Withdrawal
- Less than 10% - 90% refund
- 10% up to but not including 20% - 80% refund
- 20% up to but not including 30% - 60% refund
- 30% up to but not including 40% - 40% refund
- 40% up to 50% - 20% refund
- More than 50 % - No refund
Refunds due a student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the date of withdrawal or termination. For the purposes of calculating refunds, the date of withdrawal or termination is the last day of attendance. The school shall maintain documentation to verify that a refund has been made.
Graduation and Licensing
The student will be issued a graduation certificate, provided they have met the following:
- the attendance requirement
- the hourly requirement
- to have a passing score in class participation and group activities
- to have completed all required assignments
- to have completed any class time missed due to absences
- to have received a passing score of 75% or higher on all written and practical examinations
- to have paid all monies owed the school in full
The diploma will acknowledge that the student has successfully completed all phases of the course. Graduates of the 600 Hour Skin Care and Makeup Artistry Program are eligible to apply for the Maryland State Board of Esthetics Examination in order to obtain a state license.
Employment and Placement Services
Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry takes placement inquiries from employers in the health, beauty and fashion industries throughout the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The school, by regulation, is not permitted to guarantee employment or salaries, however the school will provide a bulletin board displaying current job opportunities for the students to review and consider.