Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Information for Weather Closings

In the event of inclement weather- or weather-related concerns:

  • Check the home page of the School’s website for useful information.
  • Visit Hoff-Barthelson’s Facebook Page.
  • Call the School at 914-723-1169 and listen to the outgoing message.
  • Watch the scroll on News 12 or visit www.news12.com
  • Check www.lohud.com.
  • Assuming the weather hasn’t knocked out our electricity – you’ll get an email as well!

Weeks in the School Year

  • Private Lessons: 32 lessons per year (30, 45, 60 minutes long)
  • Musicianship Classes: 30 classes per year (40, 55 minutes long)
  • Small Chamber Ensembles: 24 classes per year
  • Programs for Young Children (group music classes): 30 weeks per year (30, 40 minutes long)
  • Suzuki: 32 classes per year

Academic Calendar for 2019-2020

School will not be in session on the dates listed below. Check the Student Handbook for a list of dates when make-up lessons will be offered when school is not in regular session.

  • Opening Day – Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Early Childhood Classes Begin – Monday, September 16
  • Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1
  • Yom Kippur – Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9
  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 14
  • Halloween – Thursday, October 31
  • Veterans Day – Monday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Recess – Last day of school Tuesday, November 26; School reopens on Monday, December 2
  • Winter Recess – Last day of school is Saturday, December 21; School reopens on Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 20
  • February Recess – Last day of school Saturday, February 15; School reopens on Monday, February 24
  • Spring Recess – Last day of school is Saturday, April 4; School reopens on Monday, April 13
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Last day of school is Thursday, May 21; School reopens on Tuesday, May 26
  • Summer Arts Program and Summer Lessons Begin – Monday, June 29
  • Summer Arts Program and Summer Lessons End – Friday, July 31

First and Last Days of Semester

FIRST DAYS FALL SEMESTER:

  • Monday, September 9, 2019: First Monday of Fall Semester
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019: First Tuesday of Fall Semester
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019: First Wednesday of Fall Semester
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 First Thursday of Fall Semester
  • Friday, September 13, 2019: First Friday of Fall Semester
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019: First Saturday of Fall Semester

LAST DAYS FALL SEMESTER:

  • Friday, January 17, 2020: Last Friday of Fall Semester
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020: Last Saturday of Fall Semester
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020: Last Tuesday of Fall Semester
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Last Wednesday of Fall Semester
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020: Last Thursday of Fall Semester
  • Monday, February 3, 2020: Last Monday of Fall Semester

FIRST DAYS SPRING SEMESTER:

  • Friday, January 24, 2020: First Friday of Spring Semester
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020:  First Saturday of Spring Semester
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020: First Tuesday of Spring Semester
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020: First Wednesday of Spring Semester
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020: First Thursday of Spring Semester
  • Monday, February 10, 2020: First Monday of Spring Semester

LAST DAYS SPRING SEMESTER:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Last Tuesday of Spring Semester
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Last Wednesday of Spring Semester
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020: Last Thursday of Spring Semester
  • Friday, May 29, 2020: Last Friday of Spring Semester
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020: Last Saturday of Spring Semester
  • Monday, June 15, 2020: Last Monday of Spring Semester

Useful Information for College Preparation

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