Among the most frequently asked questions we receive from parents around this time of year is, “when will you release next year’s school calendar?”

Well, we have an answer for you: NOW.


That moment when you learn exactly when your school will be closed for recess next year.

Starting today, New Yorkers can review the DOE’s official 2017–18 School Calendar and begin planning out the next school year. Some of next year’s big dates include:

  • September 7, 2017:
    First Day of School
  • November 23–24, 2017:
    Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)
  • December 25, 2017–January 1, 2018:
    Winter Recess (schools closed)
  • February 16–23, 2018:
    Midwinter Recess (schools closed)
  • March 30, 2018–April 6, 2018:
    Spring Recess (schools closed)
  • June 26, 2018:
    Last Day of School

We have also made the calendar available in nine different languages outside of English:

العربية (Arabic)

বাংলা (Bengali)

中文 (Chinese)

Français (French)

Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)

한국어 (Korean)

Русский (Russian)

Español (Spanish)

اردو (Urdu)

Remember: make sure to always check with your schools for information about additional important dates and events, as they may not be reflected in the DOE’s official calendar.

The Morning Bell

Official blog for the NYC Department of Education, home of over 1.1 million students across 1,800+ schools


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