Washington, D.C. Area School Calendars 2017-2018

See Key Dates for the Capital Region's Public Schools

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The Washington, D.C. area public school systems follow different calendars for the academic school year, although many holiday breaks are similar. Key dates for this school year are noted below for public schools in the District of Columbia and the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. You will find dates for the 2017-2018 school year including the first day, winter break, spring break and the last day. All schools are closed for Labor Day, Thanksgiving (and the Friday after), Christmas, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.

Day, President's Day, Easter and Memorial Day. Days off for other holidays vary between the different school systems. The schools also have several staff development days during the year, giving students the day off. Parents should note the schedules and be prepared to make childcare arrangements. Make up days are sometimes added at the end of the year due to school closings for inclement weather or other emergencies. For a full calendar, see the school’s official website as provided. Note that spring break is scheduled for a different week in some school districts.

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DC Public Schools:

  • First Day of School - Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
  • Winter Break - Friday, December 22, 2017 – Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
  • Spring Break – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Last Day of School - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Website: dcps.dc.gov

Montgomery County Public Schools:

  • First Day of School - Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
  • Winter Break - Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
  • Spring Break – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Last Day of School – Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Website: montgomeryschoolsmd.org

Prince George’s County Public Schools

  • First Day of School – Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
  • Winter Break - Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
  • Spring Break – Friday, March 30-Friday April 6, 2018
  • Last Day of School – Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: pgcps.org

Alexandria City Public Schools

  • First Day of School – Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
  • Winter Break - Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 - Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
  • Spring Break – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday March 30, 2018
  • Last Day of School – HS – Monday, June 18, 2018; MS and ES - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Website: acps.k12.va.us​

Arlington Public Schools

  • First Day of School – Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
  • Winter Break -  Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 - Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
  • Spring Break – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday March 30, 2018
  • Last Day of School  - Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: apsva.us

Fairfax County Public Schools

  • First Day of School – Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Winter Break - Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
  • Spring Break – Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday March 30, 2018
  • Last Day of School – Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: fcps.edu

Loudoun County Public Schools

  • First Day of School - Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • Winter Break -  Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
  • Spring Break –  Monday, March 26, 2018 – Friday March 30, 2018
  • Last Day of School – Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Website: lcps.org