Key Dates

Grace Church School respects and encourages the religious observances of its students and their families, whether or not those observances fall on school holidays. We ask only that parents notify their child’s Division Head or Dean before an absence from school for a religious holiday.

2024-25 School Year

Updated February 6, 2024

July 4 Independence Day (school closed)
August  19 Preseason Athletics Begins
September  2 Labor Day (school closed)
September  3-4 Grade 12 Orientation/Retreat Day (Overnight)
September 4 Grades 9 & 10 Orientation Day
September 5
Grade 11 Orientation/Retreat Day
September 5
EC & LS Opening Day (1/2 Day)
September 5-6 Grade 9 Trip with Grade 12 Peer Leaders (Overnight)
September 6
1/2 Day EC
September 6
MS Opening Day
September 9 HS Opening Day
October 3 Rosh Hashanah (school closed)
October 14 Indigenous Peoples’ Day (school closed)
October 15 Faculty Professional Day (no classes)
November 5 JK-8 Parent Visiting Day (early dismissal JK-8)
November  27-29 Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
December 20 School closes for break at 12 p.m.
January 6 Classes resume
January 20 MLK Jr. Day (school closed)
January 21 Faculty Report Writing Day (no classes)
January 29 Lunar New Year (school closed)
February 17-18 Presidents’ Day Weekend (school closed)
March 14 School closes for break at end of day
March 31 Classes resume
April 18 Good Friday (school closed)
May 23 Commencement in Grace Church
May 26 Memorial Day (school closed)
June 11 Last day for students (school closes at 12 p.m.)
June 19 Juneteenth (school closed)
Individual dates are subject to change. Should we make adjustments to the calendar, we will endeavor to communicate with as much advance notice as possible. 

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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for nearly 800 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.