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Pre-College Schedule

Pre-College classes meet on Saturdays for 30 weeks between August and May. The comprehensive curriculum of private lessons, musicianship, a large ensemble, and small ensemble/elective is five hours of class time. Because class times range from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and student schedules are interdependent, we ask students be available for most of the day on Saturdays.

2022-23 Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

2022 Fall Semester

August 29 First Day of Fall Semester Lessons
September 3 First Day of Fall Saturday Lessons and Classes
September 5 Labor Day Holiday
November 22 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
November 28 Lessons and Classes Resume
December 17 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 19 - January 6 Semester and Holiday Break; Lesson Make-ups

2023 Spring Semester

January 7 First Day of Spring Semester Lessons and Classes
February 18 - 20 Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 11 & 18 Open Classroom Day
March 20 - April 2 Spring Break
April 3 Lessons and Classes Resume
May 6 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
May 12 - 13 Juries and Musicianship Finals
May 20 Pre-College Commencement & Awards Ceremony
May 7 - 21 Make-up lessons; Placement Auditions and Interviews for New Students
SFCM Pre-College Students playing string instruments