Academic Calendar

Please note: This calendar is subject to change, pending state guidance for reopening schools and as other circumstances require. Also see our school events calendar. 

Fall 2020

September 

  • September 3, Thursday: New Student Orientation Day 1 (virtual; 1–3 p.m.), new student/advisor meetings (3–3:30 p.m.), New Parent Orientation (virtual; 4–6 p.m.)
  • September 4, Friday: New Student Orientation Day 2 (in person; Group A: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Group B: 1 p.m.–4 p.m.)
  • September 7, Monday: Labor Day (school closed)
  • September 8, Tuesday: Opening day of school
  • September 18, Friday: Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown)
  • September 24, Thursday: Parents’ Back to School Night, 6:00 p.m. New Date
  • September 25, Friday: Hancock-in-the-City (tentative)
  • September 26, Saturday: SAT
  • September 27, Sunday: Yom Kippur (begins at sundown)
  • September 28, Monday: Yom Kippur (school closed)

October

  • October 3, Saturday: SAT
  • October 12, Monday: Indigenous Peoples Day (school closed)
  • October 13, Tuesday: Monday classes
  • October 14, Wednesday: PSAT during class periods for 11s
  • October 14, Wednesday: SAT School Day 
  • October 15, Thursday: Parent-Teacher conferences for 12s, 6 p.m.
  • October 16, Friday: End of first quarter for 12s
  • October 17, Saturday: Optional PSAT for 10s New Date
  • October 23, Friday: End of first quarter for 9s, 10s, 11s
  • October 26–28, Monday–Wednesday: Quarter Break
  • October 29, Thursday: Second quarter begins
  • October 30, Friday: Recreational sports end

November

  • November 7, Saturday: SAT 
  • November 9, Monday: Recreational sports begin
  • November 11, Wednesday: Parent-Teacher conferences for 9s, 10s, 11s (no classes)     
  • November 20–21, Friday–Saturday: Fall Play 
  • November 25, Wednesday: Abbreviated schedule (periods 1–4), Thanksgiving assembly, Early dismissal, 12:45 p.m. 
  • November 26–27, Thursday–Friday: Thanksgiving Holiday (school closed)

December

  • December 3, Thursday: Dress rehearsal for Winter Concert, 4 p.m.
  • December 4, Friday: Project Week proposals due for 9s, 10s, 11s, Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m. 
  • December 5, Saturday: SAT 
  • December 18, Friday: Abbreviated schedule (periods 4-7), Skate into Vacation after school 
  • December 21–January 1, Monday–Friday: Winter Vacation

Spring 2021

January

  • January 4, Monday: Classes resume
  • January 6, Wednesday: College meeting for parents of 11s, 6 p.m. (Interested parents of 10s are also invited)
  • January 8, Friday: Senior Project proposals due
  • January 15–22, Friday–Friday: Midyear exams
  • January 18, Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
  • January 25–January 29, Monday–Friday: Project Week (no classes)

February

  • February 1, Monday: Third quarter begins
  • February 11, Thursday: Parent-Teacher conferences for 9s and new students, 6 p.m. 
  • February 15, Monday: Presidents’ Day (school closed)
  • February 26, Friday: Recreational sports end

March 

  • March 1, Monday: Varsity sports begin
  • March 5–6, Friday–Saturday: Winter Play
  • March 8–26, Monday–Friday: Senior Projects
  • March 10, Wednesday: Fourth quarter begins
  • March 12–26, Friday–Friday: Spring Vacation
  • March 13, Saturday: SAT
  • March 29, Monday: Classes resume, recreational sports begin

April

  • April 2, Friday: Good Friday (school in session)
  • April 4, Sunday: Easter
  • April 15, Thursday: Dress rehearsal for Spring Concert, 4 p.m.
  • April 16, Friday: Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. at First Church in Boston 
  • April 17, Saturday: Prom, 7:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • April 19, Monday: Patriots Day (school closed)
  • April 24, Saturday: COMMUN (tentative)

May 

  • May 3– May 15, Monday–Friday: AP Exams 
  • May 4, Tuesday: Parent Reception and Art Show Opening, 7 p.m.
  • May 8, Saturday: SAT 
  • May 21–23, Friday–Sunday: Hancock (tentative)
  • May 24–25, Monday–Tuesday: Post-Hancock holidays (no classes)
  • May 28, Friday: Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m. 
  • May 31, Monday: Memorial Day (school closed)

June

  • June 4–9, Friday–Wednesday: Final Exams
  • June 5, Saturday: SAT 
  • June 9, Wednesday: Headmaster’s Reception for seniors, 5 p.m.
  • June 10, Thursday: Graduation rehearsal 8:30–10 a.m., Beach Day, 10:30 a.m.
  • June 11, Friday: Graduation rehearsal, 9:00 a.m., Graduation, 10:30 a.m. at First Church in Boston
  • June 15, Tuesday: New Parents Dinner, 6 p.m.