Here's the NYC Public School Calendar for 2025-2026

The 2025-2026 public school year for NYC kids starts on Thursday, September 4.
The 2025-2026 public school year for NYC kids starts on Thursday, September 4.
5/27/23 - By Jody Mercier

If you've got a child in public school, you live by the public school calendar. Many local NYC preschools follow the public school schedule, too. The New York City Department of Education's calendar for the 2025-2026 school year is below, and you'll want to bookmark it now for reference—and to help with planning family vacations and school break camp coverage.

Once again, there will be no snow days. Plan on logging your kiddos on for a day of remote learning whenever buildings are closed for snow or other emergencies.

These are all of the dates you can count on your kiddos being out of school during the 2025-2026 school year.


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2025-2026 NYC Public School Calendar

Thursday, September 4: First day of school for all students

Tuesday, September 23-Wednesday, September 24: Rosh Hashanah, schools closed

Thursday, October 2: Yom Kippur, schools closed

Monday, October 13: Italian Heritage/Indigenous Peoples Day, schools closed

Monday, October 20: Diwali, schools closed

Tuesday, November 4: Election Day, students do not attend school

Tuesday, November 11: Veterans Day, schools closed

Thursday, November 27-Friday, November 28: Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed

Wednesday, December 24-Thursday, January 1: Winter Recess, schools closed

Monday, January 19: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed

Wednesday, January 29: Lunar New Year, schools closed

Monday, February 16-Friday, February 20: Midwinter Recess, schools closed

Friday, March 20: Eid al-Fitr, schools closed

Wednesday, April 2-Friday, April 10: Spring Recess, schools closed

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day, schools closed

Wednesday, May 27: Eid al-Adha, schools closed

Thursday, June 4: Anniversary Day/Chancellor's Day, students do not attend

Friday, June 5: Clerical Day for elementary, middle, K-12 schools and D75 programs, students in these programs do not attend

Friday, June 19: Juneteenth, schools closed

Friday, June 26: Last day of school for all students.

For the full calendar, including all parent-teacher conference days, please see the DOE's full calendar.

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