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Key Dates are intended for long-term planning purposes. Events are subject to change throughout the course of the school year. For the most up-to-date and detailed calendar for the current school year, please visit our full online calendar.

*All Upper School athletics practices and games will continue as scheduled during Columbus Day, Winter Break, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Spring Break, and Faculty/Staff In-Service Days.

Key to abbreviations:
(SH) Short Hills Campus – Lower School (K-5)
(BR) Basking Ridge Campus – Middle School (6-8) and Upper School (9-12)
(BC) Both Campuses

Updated November 30, 2017

2018-2019 Key Dates

Note: The dates for Upper School Parents' Back-to-School Day, Homecoming, Lower School Parent Conference Days, and Middle School Parent Conference Days have not yet been determined. Parents will be notified through the Big Blue Bulletin and this page will be updated when those dates are selected.

August 2018
  • 21 Eid al-Adha begins
  • 22 Eid al-Adha ends
  • 29 Form III Peer Group Retreat
  • 30 Form III Peer Group Retreat
  • 31 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue
September
  • 3 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue | Labor Day
  • 4 New Student Orientation (Grades 6-8, Forms IV-V) (BR) 8:15 a.m.
  • 5 First Day of School (BC)
  • 7 Convocation (BR)
  • 9 No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Rosh Hashanah begins
  • 10 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Rosh Hashanah
  • 11 Rosh Hashanah ends
  • 18 No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Yom Kippur begins
  • 19 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Yom Kippur ends
October
  • 3 Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule (BR) | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 8 School Closed (BC) | Columbus Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 15 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 31 Halloween
November
  • 4 Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • 6 Election Day
  • 7 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 7 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 7 Diwali
  • 11 Veterans Day
  • 21-23 School Closed (BC) | Thanksgiving Break
  • 22 Thanksgiving
  • 26 Classes Resume (BC)
December
  • 2 Hanukkah Begins
  • 5 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 10 Hanukkah Ends
  • 21 Winter Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 24–January 4 School Closed (BC) | Winter Break*
  • 24 No School Activities (BC) | Christmas Eve
  • 25 No School Activities (BC) | Christmas Day
  • 26 Kwanzaa Begins
  • 31 New Year's Eve
JANUARY 2019
  • 1 New Year's Day
  • 1 Kwanzaa Ends
  • 7 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 14 School Closed (BC) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | US Athletics May Continue
February
  • 5 Lunar New Year
  • 6 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 6 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 14 Valentine's Day
  • 15 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 18 School Closed (BC) | Presidents’ Day | US Athletics May Continue
March
  • 6 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 8 Spring Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 10 Daylight Saving Time Begins
  • 11–22 School Closed (BC) | Spring Break*
  • 17 St. Patrick's Day
  • 25 Classes Resume (BC)
April
  • 3 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 3 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 19 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Good Friday
  • 19 Passover Begins
  • 21 Easter Sunday | No School Activities (BC)
  • 22 Earth Day
  • 26 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 27 Passover Ends
May
  • 1 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 5 Ramadan Begins
  • 12 Mother's Day
  • 27 School Closed (BC) | Memorial Day
June
  • 3-7 Exam Period (BR)
  • 4 Eid al-Fitr begins
  • 4 Ramadan Ends
  • 5 Eid al-Fitr ends
  • 7 Grade 5 Moving Up Day (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 9 Class of 2019 Commencement (BR) 3:00 p.m.
  • 16 Father's Day
July
  • 5 School Offices Closed (BC) | Independence Day
August
  • 11 Eid al-Adha begins
  • 12 Eid al-Adha ends

*All Upper School athletics practices and games will continue as scheduled during Columbus Day, Winter Break, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Spring Break and Faculty/Staff In-Service Days.

2017-2018 Key Dates


August 2017
  • 30 Form III Peer Group Retreat
  • 31 Form III Peer Group Retreat
September
  • 5 New Student Orientation
  • 6 First Day of School
  • 6 Half Day for Kindergarten – Noon dismissal (SH)
  • 7 Half Day for Kindergarten – Noon dismissal (SH)
  • 8 Half Day for Kindergarten – Noon dismissal (SH)
  • 8 Convocation (BR)
  • 11 First Full Day of Kindergarten (SH)
  • 20 Rosh Hashanah begins – No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC)
  • 21 School Closed (BC) – Rosh Hashanah – No School Activities
  • 29 Yom Kippur begins – No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC)
  • 30 Yom Kippur – No school activities (BC)
October
  • 7 Upper School Parents’ Back-to-School Day and Homecoming
  • 9 School Closed (BC) – Columbus Day *
  • 20 No Classes (BC) – Faculty & Staff In-Service Day *
November
  • 10 Parent Conference Day – Middle School only
    • No classes for Middle School Students
    • Lower School and Upper School classes will be in session
  • 17 Parent Conference Day – Lower School only
    • No classes for Lower School Students
    • Middle School and Upper School classes will be in session
  • 22 – 26 School Closed (BC) – Thanksgiving Break
December
  • 23 – January 7 School Closed (BC) – Winter Break *
January 2018
  • 15 School Closed (BC) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day *
February
  • 16 No Classes (BC) – Faculty & Staff In-Service Day *
  • 19 School Closed (BC) – Presidents’ Day *
March
  • 2 Parent Conference Day – Lower School and Middle School Only
    • No classes for Lower School and Middle School students
    • Upper School classes will be in session
  • 10 – 25 School Closed (BC) – Spring Break *
  • 30 School Closed (BC) – Good Friday – No school activities; Passover begins
April
  • 20 No Classes (BC) – Faculty & Staff In-Service Day *
May
  • 28 School Closed (BC) – Memorial Day
June
  • 4 – 8 Exam Period (BR)
  • 8 Moving Up Day (SH)
  • 10 Class of 2018 Commencement (BR)

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