The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar Is Here

The 2019-2020 NYC Public School Calendar Is Here

This list of dates when schools will be closed will help you plan ahead.

In any city, knowing when kids will have off from school is important. In New York, it’s crucial. The NYC Department of Education just released the 2019-2020 school calendar–which many local preschools follow, as well–so you can know when schools will be closed ahead of time and plan vacations, outings, appointments, and more ahead of time.

Here are the dates you can expect your child’s school to be closed next year:

Sept. 5 - First Day of School. Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 - Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)

Oct. 9 - Yom Kippur (schools closed)

Oct. 14 - Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

Nov. 5 - Election Day (students do not attend school)

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Observed (schools closed)

Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - Winter Recess (schools closed)

Jan. 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)

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Jan. 27 - Chancellor's Conference Day for High Schools. High school students do not attend school, except those enrolled at D75 school programs.

Jan. 28 - Spring Term Begins for High School Students

Feb. 17-21 - Midwinter Recess (schools closed)

Apr. 9-17 - Spring Recess (schools closed)

May 25 - Memorial Day (schools closed)

Jun. 4 - Anniversary Day (students do not attend school)

Jun. 9 - June Clerical Day. Elementary school, middle school, and D75 students do not attend school.

Jun. 26 - Last Day for All Students (early dismissal)

For the full calendar that includes parent-teacher conference days, consult the Department of Education’s PDF. For after-school resources, classes, and more, check out our NYC education guide.