Year Planning, Schedule & Holidays

ESB’s 2019-2020 season runs from September 9th 2019 through July 2nd 2020, a total amount of thirty-nine (39) weeks, divided in three blocks of 13 weeks each.

Trimester 1

  • Arrival date 90-day guests: Sunday 8 September 2019
  • Starting date: Monday 9 September 2019
  • Ending date: Thursday 5 December 2019
  • Departure date 90-day guests: Friday 6 December 2019
  • Holiday: week 43 (19-27 October 2019)

Winter Break 7 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
ESB Winter School 28 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

Trimester 2

  • Arrival date 90-day guests: Sunday 5 January 2020
  • Starting date: Monday 6 January 2020
  • Ending date: Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Departure date 90-day guests: Friday 3 April 2020
  • Holiday: week 8 (15-23 February 2020)

Trimester 3

  • Arrival date 90-day guests: Sunday 5 April 2020
  • Starting date: Monday 6 April 2020
  • Ending date: Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Departure date 90-day guests: Friday 3 July 2020
  • Holiday: week 21 (16-24 May 2020)

Summer Holiday 4 July 2020 – 6 September 2020
ESB Summer School 13 July – 1 August 2020

ESB’s weekly schedule is adapted to its three programs:

  • Junior Program (13-15 years old*) – from 10am to 4:15pm
  • Advanced Program (15-17 years old*) – from 12pm to 5:45pm
  • Trainee Program (17-19 years old*) – from 10am to 5:45pm

Junior and Advanced level schedules are designed to allow morning or afternoon periods dedicated to academic studies with Dutch schools or with online international study programs. Saturday classes remain optional for all.

*) The placement of a student in the Junior, Advanced or Trainee Program level is at the discretion of ESB Director after consultation with its Artistic Director and Coordinator.