Key Dates

2020-21 School Year

Given the extraodinary circumstances of school closings, these dates will likely change in the fall. We will update this page when we have more information about when the school can safely and legally open in the fall.

August
31
Preseason Athletics Begin (HS)
August
31
Opening Faculty Meetings Begin (All School)
September
7
Labor Day (school closed)
September
8
Grades 11 & 12 Orientation
September
8
New MS Student Orientation
September
9
MS Opening – early dismissal (MS)
September
9
Grades 9 & 10 Orientation
September
10
EC & LS Opening – early dismissal (EC & LS)
September
10–11
Grade 9 Trip with Grade 12 Peer Leaders
September
11
Grades 10 & 11 Day Trips
September 
14
HS Opening
September
28
Yom Kippur  (school closed)
October
12
Fall Weekend  (school closed)
November
3
EC/LS/MS Visiting Day; HS noon dismissal; election day
November
11
JK-12 Conference Day (no school)
November
24
Thanksgiving Break – begins at end of school day
November
25–27
Thanksgiving Vacation
November
30
School Reopens
December
18
Winter Break begins  (early dismissal)
January
4
School Reopens
January
18
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (school closed)
February
3
EC & LS Conference Day (no school EC & LS)
February
15–16
Presidents' Day Weekend (school closed)
March
19
Spring Break – begins at end of school day
April
5
School Reopens
April
22*
Grades 1-11 Conference Day (no school except for EC) 
May
12
EC Conference Day (no school for JK & K)
May
28
Commencement  (no school JK-11)
May
31
Memorial Day (school closed)
June
8
EC, LS, HS Closing Exercises
June
9
MS Closing Exercises
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for over 700 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.