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School Calendar 2023-24

(updated June. 27, 2023)
*Students cannot depart early for break without special permission of their associate dean. 

FALL Semester   Aug. 28 – Dec. 14

Aug. 17–18

Thurs.–Fri.

Faculty professional development camp

Aug. 21

Mon.

Community meeting (faculty)

Aug. 22

Tues.

Student Leader arrival (between 9–11 am) and orientation

Aug. 23

Wed.

New international students arrival (between 1–2:30 pm) and orientation

Aug. 25

Fri.

New students and class of 2026 arrival and orientation.
Boarding students arrive between 10 am–12 pm. Day students arrive at 12 pm.

Aug. 27

Sun.

Returning students from class of 2024-25 arrive between 9–11 am.

Aug. 28

Mon.

Fall semester classes begin

Aug. 30

Wed.

Convocation

Sept. 1–3

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Sept. 8–10

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Oct. 1

Sun.

College fair, 3–5 pm

Oct. 6–7

Fri.–Sat.

Family Days

Oct. 7–10

Sat.–Tues.

Long weekend

Oct. 11

Wed. 

Testing day (PSAT)

Oct. 20

Fri.

Fall midterm (end of first half of fall semester)

Oct. 19–22

Thurs.–Sun.

Fall Board of Trustees Weekend

Nov. 17

Fri.

November break begins at 3:30 pm.

Nov. 18

Sat.

Charter buses depart at 9 am; dorms close at noon

Nov. 19–26

 

November break 

Nov 26

Sun.

Students return to campus, 2–7:30 pm.

Nov 27

Mon.

Classes resume

Dec. 1–3

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Dec. 3

Sun.

Vespers (on campus)

Dec. 8–10

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Dec. 11–14

Mon.–Thurs.

Final Assessment Week

Dec. 14

Thurs.

End of second half of fall semester.; winter break begins at 3:35 pm.

Dec. 14

Thurs.

Vespers (off campus, NYC)

Dec. 15 

Fri.

Charter buses depart at 9 am; dorms close at noon

 

SPRING Semester Jan. 8 – May 19

Jan. 1–5

Mon.–Fri.

In-service week: faculty prepare for spring semester  

Jan. 5

Fri.

Faculty professional development

Jan. 5

Fri.

International students, varsity athletes, district musicians return to campus, 2–7:30 pm. 

Jan. 7

Sun.

All other boarding students return to campus, 2–7:30 pm.

Jan. 8

Mon.

Spring semester classes begin

Jan. 12–14

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Jan. 25–28

Thurs.–Sun.

Winter Board of Trustees Weekend

Jan. 31

Wed.

Founder’s Day

Feb. 1–2

Thurs.–Fri. 

Virtual advising conferences 

Feb. 3–6

Sat.–Tues.

Long weekend

Feb. 23–25

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Feb. 29

Thurs.

Spring midterm (end of first half of spring semester)

March 1 

Fri.

Families visit classes

March 1–18

 

Spring break begins after students’ final commitments.

March 2            

Sat.                  

Charter bus departs at 9 am.

March 18

Mon. 

Faculty professional development 

 

 

Students return to campus, 2–7:30 pm.

March 19

Tues. 

Spring semester classes resume

March 22–24

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

April 3 

Wed.

Testing day (SAT)

April 11–12

Thurs.–Fri.

Virtual advising conferences

April 13–16

Sat.–Tues.

Long weekend

May 2–5

Thurs.–Sun.

Spring Board of Trustees Weekend

May 5

 Sunday

Sacred Concert

May 10–12

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

May 13–16

Mon.–Thurs.

Final Assessment Week

May 17

Fri.

End of second half of spring semester; 9th–11th grade students depart by noon.
Charter buses to JFK and Logan airports ONLY depart at 9 am.

May 17–19

Fri.–Sun.

Class of 2024 Commencement Weekend

May 19

Sun.

Commencement, 11 am

 

*Community weekends: To further community-building opportunities, certain weekends during the school year are “closed” to off-campus travel.

Click Here for the 2023–24 Standardized Testing Schedule.