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School Calendar 2024-25

(updated Feb. 9, 2024)

*Students cannot depart early for break without special permission of their associate dean. 

FALL Semester  Aug. 26 – Dec. 17

Aug. 14-16

Wed.-Fri.

New Faculty Orientation

Aug. 16

Fri.

Department chairs meeting and dorm heads meeting

Aug. 19–20

Mon.–Tues.

Faculty professional development camp

Aug. 21

Wed.

Community meeting (faculty)

Aug. 20

Tues.

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

Aug. 21

Wed.

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

Aug. 23

Fri.

New students and class of 2027 (new and returning) arrival and orientation 

 

 

Boarding students arrive between 10 am–noon. Day students arrive at noon.

Aug. 25

Sun.

Returning students from the classes of 2025 and 2026 arrive between 9–11 am.

Aug. 26

Mon.

Fall semester classes begin.

Aug. 28

Wed.

Convocation

Aug. 30–Sept. 1

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Sept. 6–8

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Sept. 29

Sun.

College fair, 3–5 pm

Oct. 10

Thurs.

Fall midterm (end of first half of fall semester)

Oct. 11–12

Fri.–Sat.

Family Days

Oct. 12–15

Sat.–Tues.

Long weekend

Oct. 16

Wed. 

Testing day (PSAT)

Oct. 24–27

Thurs.–Sun.

Fall Board of Trustees Weekend

Nov. 22

Fri.

November break begins at 3:30 pm.

Nov. 23

Sat.

Charter buses depart at 9 am; dorms close at noon.

Nov. 24–Dec. 1

 

November break 

Dec. 1

Sun.

Students return to campus, 2–7:30 pm.

Dec. 2

Mon.

Classes resume.

Dec. 6–8

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Dec. 8

Sun.

Vespers (on campus)

Dec. 13–15

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Dec. 12–17

Thurs.–Tues.

Final Assessment Week

Dec. 17

Tues.

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

Dec. 17

Tues.

Vespers (off campus, Boston)

Dec. 18 

Wed.

Charter buses depart at 9 am; dorms close at noon.

 

SPRING Semester Jan. 8 – May 22

Dec. 30–Jan. 3

Mon.–Fri.

In-service week: Faculty prepare for spring semester.  

Jan. 3

Fri.

Varsity athletes and district musicians return to campus, 2-7:30 pm.

Jan. 5

Sun.

International students and student leaders return to campus, 2-7:30 pm.

Jan. 5

Sun.

In-dorm faculty return.

Jan. 6-7

Mon.-Tues.

Faculty professional development

Jan. 7

Tues.

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

Jan. 8

Wed.

Spring semester classes begin.

Jan. 10–12

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

Jan. 23–26

Thurs.–Sun.

Winter Board of Trustees Weekend

Jan. 30–31

Thurs.–Fri. 

Virtual advising conferences 

Feb. 1–4

Sat.–Tues.

Long weekend

Feb. 5

Wed.

Founder’s Day

Feb. 28–March 2

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

March 6

Thurs.

Spring midterm (end of first half of spring semester)

March 7 

Fri.

Families visit classes.

March 7–25

 

Spring break begins after students’ final commitments.

March 8 

Sat. 

Charter bus departs at 9 am.

March 25

Tues. 

Faculty professional development 

 

 

Students return to campus, 2–7:30 pm.

March 26

Wed. 

Spring semester classes resume.

March 28–30

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

April 2 

Wed.

Testing day (SAT)

April 10–11

Thurs.–Fri.

Virtual advising conferences

April 12–15

Sat.–Tues.

Long weekend

May 1–4

Thurs.–Sun.

Spring Board of Trustees Weekend

May 4

 Sunday

Sacred Concert

May 16–18

Fri.–Sun.

Community weekend*

May 19–22

Mon.–Thurs.

Final Assessment Week

May 23

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 23–25

Fri.–Sun.

Class of 2025 Commencement Weekend

May 25

Sun.

Commencement, 11 am

 

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