Important Dates

A selection of important dates for the 2019-2020 school year is listed below.

Please view the full academy calendar for the official and most up-to-date list of events, vacation start/end times, future year events, and more.


Opening Registration

Tuesday, September 3
Varsity Candidates Arrive
New International Students Arrive

Wednesday, September 4
New Students Arrive

Thursday, September 5
Returning Students Arrive

Friday, September 6
First day of classes

Sunday, September 8

Fall Family Weekend
Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19

Fall Term Holiday
Monday, October 21 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Thanksgiving Vacation
Begins Friday, November 22
Ends Monday, December 2 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Winter Vacation
Begins Thursday, December 19 – (begins at 12:30 pm)
Ends Sunday, January 5, 2020 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Long Winter Weekend
Begins Thursday, February 6 – (begins at 12:30 pm)
Ends Monday, February 10 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Spring Vacation
Begins Friday, March 6
Ends Sunday, March 22 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Spring Family Weekend
Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18

Commencement Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24

Summer Vacation
Begins Friday, May 29 – (assessments end at 11:30 AM)

Note: For vacations and long weekends, students may not leave prior to their last regularly scheduled class, assessments, or co-curricular assignment; schedule changes should not be requested to accommodate travel plans. Dormitories close the day after school vacations begin and all students should arrange to be off campus by that time.