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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 April 25, 2018

2019-2020 Key Dates

August 2019
  • 30 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue
September
  • 2 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue | Labor Day
  • 4 First Day of School (BC)
  • 30 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Rosh Hashanah
October
  • 9 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Yom Kippur ends
  • 25 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
November
  • 27–29 School Closed (BC) | Thanksgiving Break
December
  • 23–January 3 School Closed (BC) | Winter Break*
January 2020
  • 20 School Closed (BC) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | US Athletics May Continue
February
  • 17 School Closed (BC) | Presidents’ Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 18 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
March
  • 9–20 School Closed (BC) | Spring Break*
April
  • 10 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Good Friday
  • 17 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
May
  • 25 School Closed (BC) | Memorial Day
June
  • 1–4 Upper School Exam Period and Middle School Project Week (BR)
  • 5 Upper School Make-up Exams (BR)
  • 5 Grade 5 Moving Up Day (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 5 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 7 Class of 2020 Commencement (BR) 3:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Key Dates

August 2018
  • 6 Deadline for Health Forms Submission in Magnus
  • 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
  • 18 No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Yom Kippur begins
  • 19 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Yom Kippur ends
  • 29 Upper School Parents’ Back-to-School Day and Homecoming

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
November
  • 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.
  • 16 No classes for Lower School Students (SH) | LS Parent Conference Day; MS and US Classes in Session
  • 21-23 School Closed (BC) | Thanksgiving Break | All US Athletics May Continue 11/21, US Ice Hockey and Swimming May Continue 11/22 and 11/23
  • 26 Classes Resume (BC)
December
  • 5 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 7 No Classes for Middle School Students (BR) | MS Parent Conference Day; LS and US Classes in Session
  • 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
JANUARY 2019
  • 7 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 21 School Closed (BC) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | US Athletics May Continue
February
  • 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.
  • 15 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 18 School Closed (BC) | Presidents’ Day | US Athletics May Continue
March
  • 1 No classes for Lower School and Middle School students (BC) | LS Parent and MS Student-led Conference Day; US Classes in Session
  • 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
  • 11–22 School Closed (BC) | Spring Break*
  • 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
  • 21 Easter Sunday | No School Activities (BC)
  • 26 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
May
  • 1 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 27 School Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue | Memorial Day
June
  • 3-6 Upper School Exam Period and Middle School Project Week (BR)
  • 7 Upper School Make-up Exams (BR)
  • 7 Grade 5 Moving Up Day (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 7 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 9 Class of 2019 Commencement (BR) 3:00 p.m.
July
  • 4 School Offices Closed (BC) | Independence Day

*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.

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