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Academic Calendar

Since many of our classes meet only once per week, The Potter’s School cannot observe all U.S. federal holidays, because they usually fall on Mondays. Observing all U.S. federal holidays over the course of a year would result in a significant disadvantage for those courses scheduled with Monday sessions. We regret not being able to more fully demonstrate due respect for the purpose of these holidays.

2018-19 Academic Year (scroll down for 2017-18 Academic Year Calendar)

2018-19 Enrollment Opening Dates

Overseas Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 20, 2018 (Note 1)
Multiple Course Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 22, 2018 (Note 2)
Returning Family Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 27, 2018 (Note 3)
New Family Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET March 6, 2018

Note 1: Overseas Enrollment is open to families who will live outside the four continental U.S. time zones for a significant part of the school year.
Note 2: Multiple Course Enrollment is open for all courses to families who commit to paying at least $2000 in tuition for courses during the regular school year (August through May), with the understanding that dropping below this commitment later may also require giving up high-demand seats to other waiting students. Summer courses may be enrolled at this time, but they do not count toward the $2000.
Note 3: Returning Family Enrollment is open to families completing one or more courses during the school year immediately prior to the enrollment year.

2018-19 Enrollment Closing Dates
Summer 2018 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET June 15, 2018
Full Year 2018-19 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET September 7, 2018
Fall 2018 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET September 7, 2018
Spring 2019 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET January 4, 2019

Late enrollments considered on case-by-case basis.

2018-19 Breaks
Academic Year Break: June 2 – June 10, 2018
Summer Break: June 30 – July 8, 2018
Labor Day Off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 17 – November 25, 2018
Christmas Break: December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Winter Break: February 23 – March 3, 2019
Spring Break: April 13 – April 21, 2019

Summer 2018 Term Details
Summer 2018 Term begins: June 18, 2018
Summer Break: June 30 – July 8, 2018
Summer 2018 classes end: August 3, 2018 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Summer 2018 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: August 8, 2018
Summer 2018 grades posted: August 13, 2018

Full Year 2018-19 Term Details
Full Year 2018-19 Term begins: August 27, 2018
Labor Day off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 3, 2018
Daylight Saving Time ends (clocks shift back): November 4, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 17 – November 25, 2018
Christmas Break: December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Winter Break: February 23 – March 3, 2019
Daylight Saving Time begins (clocks shift forward): March 10, 2019
Spring Break: April 13 – April 21, 2019
Full Year 2018-19 classes end: May 10, 2019 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Full Year 2018-19 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: May 15, 2019
Full Year 2018-19 grades posted: May 20, 2019

Fall 2018 Term Details
Fall 2018 Term begins: August 27, 2018
Labor Day off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 3, 2018
Daylight Saving Time ends (clocks shift back): November 4, 2018
Thanksgiving Break: November 17 – November 25, 2018
Fall 2018 classes end: December 21, 2018 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Fall 2018 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: January 9, 2019
Fall 2018 grades posted: January 14, 2019

Spring 2019 Term Details
Spring 2019 Term begins: January 7, 2019
Winter Break: February 23 – March 3, 2019
Daylight Saving Time begins (clocks shift forward): March 10, 2019
Spring Break: April 13 – April 21, 2019
Spring 2019 classes end: May 10, 2019 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Spring 2019 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: May 15, 2019
Spring 2019 grades posted: May 20, 2019

2017-18 Academic Year

2017-18 Enrollment Opening Dates

Overseas Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 21, 2017 (Note 1)
Multiple Course Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 23, 2017 (Note 2)
Returning Family Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 28, 2017 (Note 3)
New Family Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET March 7, 2017

Note 1: Overseas Enrollment is open to families who will live outside the four continental U.S. time zones for a significant part of the school year.
Note 2: Multiple Course Enrollment is open for all courses to families who commit to paying at least $2000 in tuition for courses during the regular school year (August through May), with the understanding that dropping below this commitment later may also require giving up high-demand seats to other waiting students. Summer courses may be enrolled at this time, but they do not count toward the $2000.
Note 3: Returning Family Enrollment is open to families completing one or more courses during the school year immediately prior to the enrollment year.

2017-18 Enrollment Closing Dates
Summer 2017 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET June 16, 2017
Full Year 2017-18 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET September 9, 2017 (extended from Sep 1).
Fall 2017 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET September 9, 2017 (extended from Sep 1).
Spring 2018 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET January 5, 2018

Late enrollments considered on case-by-case basis.

2017-18 Breaks
Academic Year Break: June 3 – June 11, 2017
Summer Break: July 1 – July 9, 2017
Labor Day Off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Break: November 18 – November 26, 2017
Christmas Break: December 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Winter Break: February 24 – March 4, 2018
Spring Break: March 31 – April 8, 2018

Summer 2017 Term Details
Summer 2017 Term begins: June 19, 2017
Summer Break: July 1 – July 9, 2017
Summer 2017 Term ends: August 4, 2017
Summer 2017 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: August 9, 2017
Summer 2017 grades posted: August 11, 2017

Full Year 2017-18 Term Details
Full Year 2017-18 Term begins: August 28, 2017
Labor Day off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 4, 2017
Daylight Saving Time ends (clocks shift back): November 5, 2017
Thanksgiving Break: November 18 – November 26, 2017
Christmas Break: December 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Winter Break: February 24 – March 4, 2018
Daylight Saving Time begins (clocks shift forward): March 11, 2018
Spring Break: March 31 – April 8, 2018
Full Year 2017-18 Term ends: May 11, 2018
Full Year 2017-2018 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: May 16, 2018
Full Year 2017-2018 grades posted: May 21, 2018

Fall 2017 Term Details
Fall 2017 Term begins: August 28, 2017
Labor Day Off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 4, 2017
Daylight Saving Time ends (clocks shift back): November 5, 2017
Thanksgiving Break: November 18 – November 26, 2017
Fall 2017 Term ends: December 22, 2017
Fall 2017 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: January 10, 2018
Fall 2017 grades posted: January 12, 2018

Spring 2018 Term Details
Spring 2018 Term begins: January 8, 2018
Winter Break: February 24 – March 4, 2018
Daylight Saving Time begins (clocks shift forward): March 11, 2018
Spring Break: March 31 – April 8, 2018
Spring 2018 Term ends: May 11, 2018
Spring 2018 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: May 16, 2018
Spring 2018 grades posted: May 21, 2018