Important Dates

A selection of important dates for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years 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.

Winter Term 2019

DPN Steering Committee Meeting                                                                                                                                     All interested parents are welcome and should contact Julie Halloran, DPN President, for more information.                                                    Saturday, January 19 (12 pm-2pm in the Stoltzfus Room off the Greer)

Junior Parent Kick-off Meeting With College Advising
Junior parent kick-off meeting and some helpful information from the College Advising Office                                      Sunday, January 20

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)


2019-2020

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

Convocation
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, May 1 and 2

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.