Important Dates

A selection of important dates for the 2018-2019 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

Monday, September 3
Proctors Arrive

Tuesday, September 4
Varsity Candidates Arrive, 10:00am
New International Students Arrive, 12:30pm
Green Key Leaders (paired with non-9th-graders) Arrive, 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 5
New Students Arrive, 8:00-10:45am
Returning Performing Artists Arrive, 1:30pm

Thursday, September 6
Returning Students Arrive, 9:30-11:00am
Green Keys (paired with 9th-graders) Arrive, 9:30-11:00am

Friday, September 7
First day of classes

Sunday, September 9

Fall Family Weekend
Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13

Fall Term Holiday
Monday, October 15 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Thanksgiving Vacation
Begins Saturday, November 17 – (assessments end at 11:30 AM)
Ends Monday, November 26 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Winter Vacation
Begins Thursday, December 13 – (begins at 12:30 pm)
Ends Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Long Winter Weekend
Begins Thursday, January 31 – (begins at 12:30 pm)
Ends Monday, February 4 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Spring Vacation
Begins Saturday, March 9 – (assessments end at 11:30 AM)
Ends Sunday, March 24 – (return by 7:45 pm)

Spring Family Weekend
Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11

Commencement Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26

Summer Vacation
Begins Friday, May 31 – (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.