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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.

2020-21 Academic Year

2020-21 Enrollment Opening Dates

Class Schedules available: February 24, 2020 (Note 1)
Overseas Early Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 25, 2020 (Note 2)
Multiple Course Early Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET February 27, 2020 (Note 3)
Returning Early Enrollment opens: 6:00 pm US ET Mar 5, 2020 (Note 4)
Open Enrollment for all families opens: 6:00 pm US ET March 12, 2020

Note 1: After the schedule is posted, classes may be added to the Enrollment Cart at any time (even prior to enrollment opening).
Note 2: Overseas Enrollment is an early enrollment option for families who will live outside the four continental U.S. time zones for a significant part of the school year.
Note 3: Multiple Course Enrollment is an early enrollment option for families who commit to paying at least $2100 in tuition for courses during the regular school year (August through May). Summer courses may be enrolled at this time, but they do not count toward the $2100.
Note 4: Returning Family Enrollment is an early enrollment option available to families who are completing one or more courses during the school year immediately prior to the enrollment year.

2020-21 Enrollment Closing Dates
Summer 2020 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET June 12, 2020
Full Year 2020-21 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET September 4, 2020
Fall 2020 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET August 28, 2020
Spring 2021 Term Enrollment closes: 6:00 pm US ET January 8, 2021

Late enrollments considered on case-by-case basis.

2021 Graduation Ceremony: Friday June 11, 2021

2020-21 Breaks
Academic Year Break: May 18 – June 7, 2020
Summer Break: June 27 – July 5, 2020
Labor Day off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving/Fall Break: November 21 – November 29, 2020
Christmas + Midterm Break: December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Spring/Easter Break: March 27 – April 11, 2021

Summer 2020 Term Details
Summer 2020 Term begins: June 15, 2020
Summer Break: June 27 – July 5, 2020
Summer 2020 classes end: July 31, 2020 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Summer 2020 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: August 5, 2020
Summer 2020 grades posted: August 10, 2020

Full Year 2020-21 Term Details
Full Year 2020-21 Term begins: August 24, 2020
Labor Day off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 7, 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends (clocks shift back): November 1, 2020
Thanksgiving/Fall Break: November 21 – November 29, 2020
Christmas + Midterm Break: December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Daylight Saving Time begins (clocks shift forward): March 14, 2021
Spring/Easter Break: March 27 – April 11, 2021
Full Year 2020-21 classes end: May 7, 2021 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Full Year 2020-21 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: May 12, 2021
Full Year 2020-21 grades posted: May 17, 2021

Fall 2020 Term Details
Fall 2020 Term begins: August 24, 2020
Labor Day off (Monday class content provided by recording): September 7, 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends (clocks shift back): November 1, 2020
Thanksgiving/Fall Break: November 21 – November 29, 2020
Fall 2020 classes end: December 18, 2020 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Christmas + Midterm Break: December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Fall 2020 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: January 6, 2021
Fall 2020 grades posted: January 11, 2021

Spring 2021 Term Details
Spring 2021 Term begins: January 4, 2021
Daylight Saving Time begins (clocks shift forward): March 14, 2021
Spring/Easter Break: March 27 – April 11, 2021
Spring 2021 classes end: May 7, 2021 (final assignments may be due after this date)
Spring 2021 StudyPlace closed to assignment submission: May 12, 2021
Spring 2021 grades posted: May 17, 2021