2017-2018 Opening and Closing Dates Maryland Public Schools

2017-2018 Opening and Closing Dates for Maryland Public Schools(Revised 09/27/2017)

​School System ​First Day MSEA ​Thanksgiving Holiday Winter Break
Spring Break ​Other Closings and Holidays ​Last Day
Allegany ​Aug 29 ​Nov 23-27 ​Dec 25-Jan 1 ​Mar 30-
Apr 2
​9/4, 9/27, 10/3, 1/15, 1/24, 2/14, 2/19, 5/28 ​June 8
Anne Arundel ​Sept 5** Oct 20​ ​Nov 23-24 ​Dec 25-Jan 1 ​Mar 29-Apr 2 ​10/19, 12/8, 1/15, 1/31, 2/19, 3/2, 5/28 ​June 15
Baltimore City ​Sept 5*+ Nov 23-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 26-Apr 2​ 10/19, 10/20, 11/6, 1/15, 1/26, 2/16, 2/19, 3/16, 5/28​ ​June 14
Baltimore
​Sept 5 Oct 20​ Nov 23-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 9/21, 1/15, 2/19, 5/28​ ​June 15
Calvert ​Sept 5 Oct 20​ Nov 22-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 ​Mar 29-Apr 2 ​9/29,11/10, 1/15, 2/19, 2/20, 5/28 June ​8
Caroline ​Sept 5 Oct 20​ ​Nov 22-24 ​Dec 22-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 10/9, 11/17, 12/4, 1/15, 2/5, 2/19, 5/28​ June 15​
Carroll ​Sept 5 Oct 20​ ​Nov 23-24 ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 9/21, 9/22, 1/15, 1/29, 2/19, 5/28​ ​June 14
Cecil ​Sept 5 Oct 20​ Nov 22-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 ​Mar 30-Apr 2 ​1/15, 2/19, 3/29, 4/3, 4/4, 4/27, 5/25, 5/28 June 8​
Charles ​Sept 5 ​Nov 22-24 ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 3​ ​9/15, 10/9, 11/10, 1/15, 1/24, 2/19, 5/28 ​June 15
Dorchester ​Sept 5+ ​Oct 20 ​Nov 22-24 ​Dec 21-Jan 1 ​Mar 30-Apr 2 ​11/7, 1/15, 2/19, 5/28 June 14​
Frederick ​Sept 5 Oct 20​ ​Nov 22-24 ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 9/21, 11/10, 1/15, 2/19,  4/10, 5/28​ June 15​
Garrett​ ​Aug 28 Nov 23-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ ​9/4, 10/13, 11/6, 1/15, 2/19, 3/26, 5/28 May 29​
Harford​ Sept 5​ ​Oct 20 Nov 23-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ ​9/21 ,1/15, 2/19, 5/28 June 7​
Howard​ ​Sept 5 ​Oct 20 ​Nov 23-24 Dec 25-Jan 1​ ​Mar 30-Apr 6 9/21, 9/22, 11/22, 1/15, 2/16, 2/19, 5/18, 5/28​ June 14​
Kent​ Sept 5#​ Oct 20​ ​Nov 22-24 ​Dec 25-Jan 2 Mar 30-Apr 2​ ​10/18, 10/19, 1/15, 2/19, 3/29, 5/28 ​June 14
Montgomery ​Sept 5 ​Nov 23-24 ​Dec 25-Jan 1 ​Mar 30-Apr 2​ 9/21, 1/15, 1/26, 2/19, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 5/28​ ​June 12
​Prince George’s Sept 5#*​ Oct 20​ Nov 22-24​ ​Dec 25-Jan 1 April 3-6​ 11/10, 1/15, 2/9, 2/19, 3/30, 4/2, 5/28​ ​June 15
Queen Anne’s Sept 5++​ ​Oct 20 Nov 22-24​ Dec 25-Jan 1​ ​Mar 29-Apr 2​ 10/2, 1/15, 2/19, 5/28​ June 14​
St. Mary’s Sept 5##​ Nov 23-24​ Dec 25-Jan 1​ ​Mar 26-29 9/22, 10/9, 11/10, 11/22, 1/15, 2/19, 3/30, 4/2, 5/28​ June 15​
Somerset ​Sept 5 ​Oct 20 Nov 23-24​ Dec 25-Jan 1​ Mar 30-Apr 2​ 9/29, 11/22, 1/15, 1/26, 2/19, 3/29, 5/28​ ​June 15
Talbot ​Sept 5 Nov 22-24​ Dec 22-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 11/9, 11/10, 1/15, 1/26, 2/19, 5/28​ ​June 13
Washington Sept 5
​Oct 20 Nov 23-24​ ​Dec 22-Jan 1 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 11/10, 11/22, 1/15,1/26, 2/19, 3/29, 5/28​ June 8​
Wicomico Sept 5*​​ ​Oct 20 Nov 22-24​ ​Dec 20-Jan 1 ​Mar 30-Apr 2 11/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/19, 3/29, 5/28​ ​June 12
Worcester ​Sept 5 Oct 20​ ​Nov 22-24 ​Dec 22-Jan 2 Mar 30-Apr 2​ 11/10, 1/15, 1/29, 2/19, 3/29, 4/9, 5/28​ ​June 15
SEED School Sept 5​ ​Nov 22-24 Dec 25-Jan 2​ Mar 30-Apr 2​ ​10/6,11/20,
11/21,1/15,
2/5, 2/19, 4/27, 5/28
June 11​


MSEA: Maryland State Education Association

**Anne Arundel: Sept 5th grades 1-5, 6 and 9; Sept 6th grades 1-12 ; Arnold, Brock Bridge,
Manor View, Shady Side, Severn River Middle and Chesapeake High


*+ Baltimore City: Post Labor Day waivers granted to the following schools: Aug. 7th Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson; Aug. 14th Furman Templeton Preparatory Academy; Aug. 21th KIPP Harmony Academy;
Aug. 28th Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, Harford Heights, James McHenry, Mary Rodman, and Commodore John Rodgers; Aug. 29th City Springs; Sept. 8th New Song Academy


+Dorchester: Sept 5th grades 1-5, 6 and 9; Sept 6th grades 1-12; Sept 7th grades preK and K

# Kent: Sept 5th grades K-5, 6 and 9; Sept 6th grades K-12; Sept 7th preK

#* Prince George’s: Sept 5th systemic orientation new grades 6, 7 and 9; Sept 6th K-12

++ Queen Anne’s: Sept 5th grades 1-6, 9 and 5 at Sudlerville; Sept 6th grades10-12 and 6-8 at Sudlerville; Sept 11th preK and K

##St. Mary’s: Post Labor Day waiver: Aug. 9th Chesapeake Public Charter School

*Wicomico: Sept 5th grades 1-6 and 9; all grades at Pittsville; grade 6 only at Mardella;
Sept 6th grades 1-12


School calendars are developed by local school system leaders in accordance with state law.  There are laws that define required state holidays and the number of days and hours that schools must be open for pupil attendance. The Maryland State Department of Education does not dictate school start dates, teacher professional learning days, or the length of winter and spring breaks. These decisions are made at the local school system level with the input of stakeholders to best meet the needs of the school community.

Questions about calendars can be directed to Teresa Dantzler at teresa.dantzler1@maryland.gov
or 410-767-0480.