NYC School Calendar
2017-2018 Holidays and Key Dates
Always check with your school for additional important dates and events.
Print a one-page flyer of the School Calendar.
- September 7 - First day of school. Early dismissal for kindergarten. Partial day for pre-k
- September 8 - First full day for kindergarten. Partial day for pre-k
- September 21-22 - Rosh Hashanah: schools closed
- October 9 - Columbus Day observed: schools closed
- November 7 - Election Day: students do not attend school
- November 23-24 - Thanksgiving recess: schools closed
- December 25-29 - Winter recess: schools closed
- January 1 - Winter recess cont'd.
- January 2 - School resumes
- January 15 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: schools closed
- January 26 - Scoring Day for High Schools: high school students do not attend
- January 29 - Chancellor's Conference Day in High Schools: high school students do not attend
- January 30 - Spring term begins for high school students
- February 16 - Lunar New Year
- February 19-23 - Midwinter recess: schools closed
- March 30 - Spring recess: schools closed
- April 2-6 - Spring recess: schools closed
- May 28 - Memorial Day: schools closed
- June 7 - Anniversary Day: students do not attend
- June 11 - Clerical Day: elementary & middle school students do not attend
- June 15 - Eid al-Fitr: schools closed
- June 22 - Regents Rating Day: high school students do not attend
- June 26 - Last day of school for all students
Parent-teacher conference dates are citywide however, some schools may hold their conferences on alternative dates. In addition to the dates below, most schools will hold an evening conference for families in September and May. Please check with your school for specific schedules.
- November 9-10 - High school
- November 13-14 - District 75 school programs
- November 15-16 - Elementary school
- November 29-30 - Middle school
- March 6-7 - Middle school
- March 8-9 - High school
- March 12-13 - District 75 school programs
- March 14-15 - Elementary school
Check with your school about test dates for your child and what Regents days your high school may not hold classes. Get information about all the tests administered in New York City schools.
- January 22-25 / June 12-21 - New York State Regents and RCT Exams
- March 21 - SAT exam
- April 11-13 - New York State English Language Arts Exams
- May 1-3 - New York State Mathematics Exams