The NYC Public School Calendar for 2018-2019

Photo by Al De Ingeniis
Photo by Al De Ingeniis

If you're a parent of a child in public school, you live by the school calendar. Even many local NYC preschools follow the public school schedule. As the first day of school in NYC approaches (Wednesday, September 5...but who's counting?) you'll want to bookmark the New York City Department of Education's calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Keep this list handy as you start making next year's family vacation plans! With the exception of the occasional unplanned snow day or case of the sniffles, these are all of the dates you can count on your kiddos being out of school.

2018-2019 NYC Public School Calendar

Sept. 5 - First Day of School. Early dismissal for non-District 75 kindergarten students only. Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.

Sept. 6 - First Full Day for Non-District 75 kindergarten students. Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.

Sept. 10-11 - Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)

Sept. 19 - Yom Kippur (schools closed)

Oct. 8 - Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

Nov. 6 - Election Day (students do not attend school)

Nov. 12 - Veterans Day Observed (schools closed)

Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

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

Jan. 2 - School resumes

Jan. 21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)

Jan. 28 - Chancellor's Conference Day for High Schools. High school students do not attend school, except those enrolled at D75 school programs.

Jan. 29 - Spring Term Begins for High School Students

Feb. 5 - Lunar New Year (schools closed)

Feb. 18-22 - Midwinter Recess (schools closed)

Apr. 19-26 - Spring Recess (schools closed)

May 27 - Memorial Day (schools closed)

Jun. 4 - Eid al-Fitr (schools closed)

Jun. 6 - Anniversary Day (students do not attend school)

Jun. 11 - 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, including all parent-teacher conference days, please see the DOE's PDF with all the dates.

Keep kids learning year-round with our Classes and Enrichment Guide.

Lalopalooza in the Park
Old Stone House at JJ Byrne Playground - 10:00 AM Pick
In Search of a Song: The Tour
Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza) - 12:30 PM Pick
Movies under the Stars: Singin’ in the Rain (G)
Mathews-Palmer Playground - 6:30 PM Pick
Queens County Farm Museum's Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - various times Pick
Spanish Baby & Me Language Class
Tribeca Language - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides