Although our physical office is closed, we are pleased to be able to still fully connect with you online for advisory appointments, admissions workshops and events. And check our blog to register for a virtual admissions event at one of our member schools. Further details here

NYC School Vacation Dates 2019/20

Planning ahead? We are here to help you stay up to date with the NYC private and independent school calendar. The following are the recommended NYC school vacation dates for independent schools in the 2019/20 academic year, provided by the Guild of Independent Schools. Please note that these are simply suggested dates and not all schools follow the calendar exactly.

Labor Day: Monday, September 2

Opening Day: Thursday, September 5

Rosh Hashanah:  Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1 (school closed)

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 9 (school closed)

Columbus Day: Monday, October 14 (school closed)

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 (school closed)

Winter Vacation:
Friday, December 20: classes end
Monday, January 6: 
classes resume

Martin L. King, Jr.: Monday, January 20 (school closed)

Feb/Spring Breaks: 
Option A: split weeks
Week 1:
Friday, February 14: classes end
Monday, February 24: classes resume
Week 2:
Friday, April 3: classes end
Tuesday, April 14:
classes resume
Option B: 2 days in February and 2 weeks in Mar/April
Presidents Days: Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18 (school closed)
Spring Break:
Friday, March 13: classes end
Monday, March 30:
classes resume

Passover: Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10

Good Friday: Friday, April 10

Easter: Sunday, April 12

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 (school closed)

Closing day: Week of June 8

Now that your school calendar is up to date, add our Parents League events to your calendar! Check out our school admissions fairs, panel discussions, parenting workshops and education lectures: Parents League Calendar of Events

Looking for next year's dates? Here are the NYC School Vacation Dates for 2020/21

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Admissions Events

Boarding School Panel Discussion 2020
Virtual Event
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
Monday, October 26, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
NYC Boarding School Fair 2020
Multi-day Virtual Fair
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
Monday, October 26, 2020
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here