September And October Calendar 2025

It’s the last day of public school in NYC, but don’t miss these key dates from the 2024-2025 calendar

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — School’s out for summer for New York City public school students, as Wednesday marks the last day of school for the 2023-2024 school year with a full day of classes.

Students are able to celebrate the final day with cheers and hugs before kicking off a summer of sun and fun lasting until they return to school buildings in September — and it’s never too early to start planning for next year.

The city Department of Education’s (DOE) academic calendar includes some two-dozen days off between the first day of school on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2024, and the last day of classes on Thursday, June 26, 2025.

The calendar gives time off for the religious holidays, like Good Friday, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr, and week-long breaks for winter, mid-winter and spring recesses, which include Christmas and Passover. Diwali has also been added as a public school holiday.

The school calendar also allows time off for Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus Day), Election Day, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Juneteenth.

Dates for parent-teacher conference days for elementary, middle schools and high schools are also posted in the calendar.

Here are key dates you need to know for the 2024-2025 school year.

SEPTEMBER 2024

Sept. 5 – First day of schoolSept. 12 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary schools and Pre-K CentersSept. 19 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for middle schools and D75 schoolsSept. 26 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools

OCTOBER 2024

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September and October Printable Calendar Template

Oct. 3-4 – Schools closed for Rosh HashanahOct. 14 – Schools closed for Italian Heritage/Indigenous Peoples’ Day

NOVEMBER 2024

Nov. 1 – Schools closed for DiwaliNov. 5 – Schools closed for Election DayNov. 7 – Afternoon and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours earlyNov. 11 – Schools closed for Veterans DayNov. 14 – Afternoon and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for middle schools and D75 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours earlyNov. 21 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schoolsNov. 22 – Afternoon and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours earlyNov. 28-29 – Schools closed for Thanksgiving recess

DECEMBER 2024

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September Calendar Printable

Dec. 24 – Winter recess begins

JANUARY 2025

Jan. 2 – Classes resume after winter recessJan. 20 – Schools closed for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary dates to be determined – Regents exams are administeredJanuary dates to be determined – Professional Development Day; no classes for students attending high schools and 6-12 schools, all other students attend schoolJan. 29 – Schools closed for Lunar New Year

FEBRUARY 2025

September and October  Printable Calendar Template
September and October Printable Calendar Template

Feb. 17–21 – Schools closed for mid-winter recess

MARCH 2025

March 6 – Afternoon and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary schools and Pre-K Centers; students in these schools dismissed three hours earlyMarch 13 – Afternoon and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for middle schools and D75 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours earlyMarch 20 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schoolsMarch 21 – Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours earlyMarch 31 – Schools closed for Eid al-Fitr

APRIL 2025

April 14-18 – Schools closed for spring recess

MAY 2025

May 1 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary schools and Pre-K CentersMay 8 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for middle schools and D75 schoolsMay 15 – Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schoolsMay 26 – Schools closed for Memorial Day

JUNE 2025

June 5 – Schools closed for Eid al-Adha/Anniversary DayJune 6 – Clerical Day; no classes for students attending 3K, Pre-K, elementary schools, middle schools, K-12 schools, and standalone D75 programsJune dates to be determined – Regents exam administrationJune 19 – Schools closed for JuneteenthJune 26 – Last day of classes