The Washington Conservatory of Music's school year consists of two 18-week semesters, with makeup days scheduled during each semester. Students may sign up for additional lessons between semesters. Summer lessons are arranged on a per-teacher basis.
WCM is closed for the following holidays and recesses for the 2017-2018 school year:
Labor Day: September 4
Thanksgiving recess: November 23 - 25
Winter recess: December 24 - January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 15 (optional make-ups)
Easter: April 1
Memorial Day: May 28