NYC School Vacation Dates 2024/25

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 2024/25 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. Looking for the 2023/24 Vacation Dates? You can find them here.

Labor Day: Monday, September 2 (school closed)

Opening Days: Week of September 3-6

Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, Friday, October 3 & 4 (some schools closed)

Yom Kippur: Saturday, October 12

Fall Weekend/Indigenous Peoples Day: Monday, October 14 (school closed)  

Diwali: Thursday, October 31(some schools closed)                                                                                                     
Thanksgiving: Thursday, Friday, November 28, 29 (school closed)

Winter Vacation:

Friday, December 20, classes end
Monday, January 6, classes resume

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

Lunar New Year: Wednesday, January 29 (some schools closed)

Feb/Spring Breaks

Option A  – split weeks:

  • Friday, February 14, classes end, Monday, February 24, classes resume
  • Thursday, April 17, classes end, Monday, April 28 classes resume

Option B – 2 days in February and 2 weeks in Mar/April:

  • Presidents Days: Monday and Tuesday, February 17 and 18 (school closed)
  • Spring Break: Friday, March 14, classes end, Monday, March 31, classes resume              

Eid al-Fitr: Monday, March 31(some schools closed)

Passover: Sunday, April 13

Good Friday: Friday, April 18 (some schools closed)

Memorial Day: Monday, May 26 (school closed)

Closing days: Week of June 9 (some schools extend to the next week)

Juneteenth: Thursday, June 19 (some schools closed)

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