To ensure a seamless educational experience at SSLM, please note the following:

  • It is a good idea to bring your own towels, an mp3 player, notebooks, paper, pencils and pens, a loose-leaf binder (preferably black 1/2” for exam), staff paper, a tuning fork (“A” tuning forks will be available for sale at the school if you don’t have one), a small portable fan and an alarm clock. You might want to use flip-flops in the guesthouse showers. A small portable keyboard is nice to have. Also, bring a bathing suit, because Baker’s Beach on Lake Canandarago and the waterfall swimming hole are 15 minutes away.
  • Ladies should wear skirts or dresses at least knee length; they do not have to be to the floor. The monks of Jordanville tend to get a bit particular about women not wearing a headcovering to church, so you should bring a scarf or hat, but you will not be required to wear it in the classroom setting.  Gentlemen should wear pants, not shorts. T-shirts and tops should be tasteful with sleeves of a reasonable length. It does get hot and muggy, but a light sweater or jacket is advisable for evenings.
  • For the Conducting Final on July 28, all female students are asked to wear white blouses and black skirts, and all male students are asked to wear white shirts and black slacks (or a cassock, if you have one). 2nd and 3rd year students who are conducting should wear long sleeves.