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Before-School at JQES

Before-School Elementary Program

Open to K1-5th Graders at Josiah Quincy Elementary School

The Before-School Program at Josiah Quincy Elementary School offers students the opportunity to participate in large ensemble rehearsals, small sectional rehearsals, and private lessons. Over the course of the year, students will:

  • Develop technique & musical skills on their instrument

  • Develop social-emotional skills through integrated curriculum

  • Explore basics of composition & compose original music

  • Listen to & learn music from diverse styles & genres

  • Participate in orchestral & chamber music projects

  • Before school Monday through Friday

  • 10 : 1 Student-teacher ratio 

  • Regular performance and outreach event opportunities

  • Violin, Viola, Cello, & String Bass Offered

  • K1/K2 Students will participate in BMP's signature Paper Orchestra project 

  • 5th Grade Students will engage in the BMP Leadership Program

Tuition and Schedule

  • 36 weeks of programming, September - June*
    *BMP schedule follows BPS School Calendar

  • Monday through Friday

  • 7:45am drop-off; 8:05am - 9:15am program

  • Direct transition to school day at 9:15am

  • Tuition includes string instrument rental

  • Tuition: $1,620/year ($45/week)**

  • $40 registration fee

  • Reduced fee for summer instrument rental

**Financial Aid is available. Email us for more information.