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 2016-2017 school year:
Labor Day: September 5
Thanksgiving recess: November 24 - 26
Winter recess: December 23 - January 1 (optional make-ups Dec. 23)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 16 (optional make-ups)
Easter: April 16
Memorial Day: May 29