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Important School Year Dates

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2020 - 2021 School Year

Grade 8 – 12

Secondary Schools

September 2020 TermDate
Arrival dates (if attending Orientation)*Monday, August 24 or Tuesday, August 25
Arrival dates (if NOT attending orientation)Friday, September 4 to Monday September 7
Orientation datesAugust 26 to September 4 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolThursday, September 10 but subject to change by the Ministry of Education
Winter BreakDecember 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Classes resumeMonday, January 4
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end dates***January 31 (5 months student) -or- June 29 (10 months student)
Airline departure dateNot later than January 31 (5 months student) -or- Not later than June 30 (10 months student)
February 2021 TermDate
Arrival date**As early as January 16
Mini-OrientationMonday, February 1
First day of classesTuesday, February 2
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end date***Tuesday, June 29
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30

*Arrival dates (only if attending Orientation 2020): Most host families are available to accommodate students as early as Monday, August 24, 2020, two days prior to Orientation. Students might be placed with temporary host upon arrival until their permanent homestay is available. If the student arrives before August 26, a daily rate of $45 will be added for the extra days. No new students may enter Orientation after August 28.

**Arrival date February 2021 term: At this time, we are planning for quarantine to still be in effect. Students may arrive as early as January 16, 2021. Prior to February 1, 2020 the daily rate of $ 45 will apply. Quarantine surcharge rates will apply.

***Last day in June 2021: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than Tuesday, June 29 if their studies are complete, with permission from the Vice Principal, International Programs.

September 2021 TermDate
Arrival dates*Monday August 23 or Tuesday, August 24
Orientation datesAugust 25 to September 3 (weekdays only)
First day of schoolTuesday, September 7
Winter BreakDecember 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022
Classes resumeTuesday, January 4, 2022
Spring BreakMarch 14 to 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dates**January 31 (5 months student) -or- June 29 (10 months student)
Airline departure dateNot later than January 31 (5 months student) -or- Not later than June 30 (10 months student)
February 2022 TermDate
Arrival dateJanuary 31, 2022
Mini-OrientationTuesday, February 1
First day of classesWednesday, February 2
Spring BreakMarch 14 to 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end date**Wednesday, June 29
Airline departure dateNot later than June 30

*Arrival dates  (Orientation 2021): Most host families are available to accommodate students as early as Monday, August 23, 2021, two days prior to Orientation. Students might be placed with temporary host upon arrival until their permanent homestay is available. If the student arrives before August 25, a daily rate of $45 will be added for the extra days. No new students may enter Orientation after August 28.

**Last day in June 2022: Most students complete their classes and exams during the third week of June. Students are permitted to leave earlier than Wednesday, June 29 if their studies are complete, with permission from the Vice Principal, International Programs.

Kindergarten – Grade 7

Elementary Schools

September 2020 TermDate
Orientation datesTo be determined
First day of schoolThursday, September 10 but subject to change by the Ministry of Education
Winter breakDecember 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Classes resumeMonday, January 4
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end dateTuesday, June 29
February 2021 TermDate
First day of classesMonday, February 1
Spring BreakMarch 15 to 26
Classes resumeMonday, March 29
Program end dateTuesday, June 29
September 2021 TermDate
Orientation datesTo be determined
First day of schoolTuesday, September 7
Winter breakDecember 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022
Classes resumeTuesday, January 4
Spring BreakMarch 14 to 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dateWednesday, June 29
February 2022 TermDate
First day of classesTuesday, February 1
Spring BreakMarch 14 to 25
Classes resumeMonday, March 28
Program end dateWednesday, June 29