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School Year Calendar


2012-2013 to 2016-2017

  1. The following charts are provided for the guidance of school board officials in the preparation of school year calendars. School boards are required to prepare, adopt, and submit to the Ministry of Education, on or before May 1st of each year, the school year calendar(s) to be followed in the next school year. The regular school year is the period between September 1 and June 30.

  2. The school year calendars must be completed in accordance with the Education Act and Regulation 304, School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days. Where a board wishes to adopt a school year calendar that is different from the requirements in section 2 of the regulation, the board shall submit the proposed school year calendar to the Ministry of Education for approval on or before March 1st of the preceding school year.

School Year

 
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
Total number of school days available
(Sept. 1 – June 30)
194 195 196 197 196
Minimum number of school days required by regulation 194 194 194 194 194


School Holidays

 
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
Labour Day Sept. 3 Sept. 2 Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 13 Oct. 12 Oct. 10
Christmas break (inclusive) Dec. 24 – Jan. 4 Dec. 23 – Jan. 3 Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 Dec. 21 – Jan 1 Dec. 19 – 30
Family Day Feb. 18 Feb. 17 Feb. 16 Feb. 15 Feb. 20
Mid-Winter break (inclusive) March 11-15 March 10-14 March 16-20 March 14-18 March 13-17
Good Friday March 29 April 18 April 3 March 25 April 14
Easter Monday April 1 April 21 April 6 March 28 April 17
Victoria Day May 20 May 19 May 18 May 23 May 22

Note: A School Board may modify school calendar dates with prior approval of the Ministry. Please contact your school board to see if their School Holidays have been modified.

Summer Holidays

 
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
Canada Day* July 1 July 1 July 1 July 1 July 1
Civic Holiday August 6 August 5 August 4 August 3 August 8

* When this day falls on a Sunday, the next working day is considered a holiday.

School Year Calendar Templates: 2012-2017