Academic & Student Life

Academic Calendar

2019-2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Tues.-Wed. Aug. 20 - Sept. 5 Mandatory team practices and tryouts for Upper School
Monday August 26 Opening Faculty Meeting
Monday September 2 Labor Day: School closed
Monday September 9 Opening Day
Thursday September 19 Upper School Curriculum Night
Thursday September 26 Middle School Curriculum Night
Monday September 30 Rosh Hashanah: School closed (no homework due Tues., Oct. 1)
Wednesday October 9 Yom Kippur: School closed (no homework due Thurs., Oct 10)
Thursday October 10 Lower School Curriculum Night
Monday October 14 Fall Weekend: School closed
Friday November 15 Lower School Parent-Teacher Conferences and
IX Teacher/VI-VIII Advisor-Parent Conferences: No classes
Wed.–Fri. November 27–29 Thanksgiving Recess: School closed
Wednesday December 18 Last day before Winter Vacation K–IV
Thursday December 19 Last day before Winter Vacation V-XII
Monday January 6 School reopens
Monday January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: School closed
Tuesday January 21 Professional Development Day: No classes
Friday February 7 VI Teacher/IX-XII Advisor-Parent Conferences: No school VI-XII
Mon.–Tues. February 17-18 Presidents’ Weekend: School closed
Friday March 13 Last day before Spring Break K–XII
Monday March 30 School reopens
Thursday April 9 Passover: School Closed
Friday April 10 Good Friday: School closed
Monday May 25 Memorial Day: School closed
Tuesday June 9 Lower School Last Day
Wednesday June 10 Middle School Last Day
Thursday June 11 Upper School Last Day
Monday June 15 Closing Faculty Meeting
Wed. - Fri. June 16-19 Professional Development Seminars

Brearley respects and encourages the religious observances of its students and their families, whether or not those observances fall on school holidays. We ask only that parents notify their daughter’s Division Leader before an absence from school for a religious holiday so that teachers may adjust assignments accordingly. Except for reasons of health, family emergencies or religious observance, students are not excused from school during the academic year. This calendar is subject to change in the event of an emergency.


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