2016-2017 Academic Calendar

August 24 Student Leaders arrive

August 25 Early Move-in: international students

August 27 Move-in/Registration Day (all students)

August 28 Orientation (all students)

August 29 Orientation/Classes begin

September 2-5 Campus Weekend*

September 5 Labor Day (no classes)

September 9 – 11 Campus Weekend*

September 9 9th Grade Overnight Retreat

September 10 Exploration Day**

September 16-17 Family Weekend (Friday – Saturday noon)

September 28 Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day (no classes)

October 7-9 Campus Weekend*

October 14 Campus Weekend FRIDAY ONLY**

October 14 Board of Visitors

October 21 Noon dismissal (dorms close at 5 p.m.)

October 22-25 Fall Break

October 25 Dorms open at 2 p.m.

October 26 Classes resume

October 28-30 Campus Weekend*

October 29 Exploration Day**

November 19-28 Thanksgiving Break (dorms close at 10 a.m. November 19)

November 28 Dorms open at 2 p.m.

November 29 Classes resume

December 2-4 Campus Weekend*

December 4 Lessons & Carols, Lighting O’ the Grove

December 9-11 Campus Weekend*

December 12-16 Assessments (all students)

December 17-January 2 Christmas Break (dorms close at 10 a.m. December 17)

January 2 Dorms open at 2 p.m.

January 3 Classes resume

January 6-8 Campus Weekend*

January 13 1st semester ends

January 16 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, school in session

January 17 2nd semester begins

February 10-12 Campus Weekend*

February 17 Noon dismissal (dorms close at 5 p.m.)

February 18-21 Winter Break

February 21 Dorms open at 2 p.m.

February 22 Classes resume

March 8 Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day – no classes

March 10-12 Campus Weekend*

March 11 Exploration Day**

March 18 Spring Break begins (dorms close at 10 a.m.)

March 18-27 Spring Break

March 27 Dorms open at 2 p.m.

March 28-31 COMPASS Leadership Development Week

March 31-April 2 Campus Weekend*

April 7-9 Campus Weekend*

April 8 Exploration Day**

April 14-17 Easter Holiday (no classes - dorms remain open)

April 18 Classes resume

April 21-23 Campus Weekend*

May 1-12 AP Exams

May 12-14 Campus Weekend*

May 12-13 175th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion Weekend

May 19-21 Campus Weekend*

May 21 Commencement 10:30 a.m.

May 22-26 Assessments (9th-11th grades)

May 27 Dorms close at 10 a.m.


*Campus Weekends = All boarding students are required to stay on campus

** Exploration Days = Academic Day: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; student attendance required

Revised July 20, 2016

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