Are you or one of your family members attending one of The Best International Schools in the USA? Learn more about the School Holidays in the USA in 2019!
In the United States, the academic year typically has about 180 school days for K-6, running from the early (Northern Hemisphere) fall to early summer. Colleges and universities often have shorter years. School holidays (also referred to as vacations, breaks, and recess) are the periods during which schools are closed.
In the United States, there are typically 180 school days in a year, although private schools tend to have classes for 170 days each year.
* When a federal holiday falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the preceding Friday. When the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.
* In addition to the ten annual federal holidays, Inauguration Day is an eleventh holiday designated by Congress for observance every four years on January 20 following a U. S. presidential election. It is only observed by government employees in Washington D.C. and the border counties of Maryland and Virginia. Inauguration Day was created to help relieve the congestion that occurs around Washington D.C. with the events surrounding the swearing-in of the President and Vice President of the United States.
The following list includes national holidays – State holidays are not included.
School holidays in the USA 2019-20
*All dates are subject to errors and changes
|Christmas / Winter break||from 14-12-2019
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||20-01-2020||3rd Monday in January|
|George Washington’s Birthday||20-03-2020||3rd Monday in February|
|Spring break||from 20-03-2020
|Memorial Day||25-5-2020||Last Monday in May|
|Summer break||from 13-06-2020
|Labor Day||07-09-2020||1st Monday in September|
|Columbus Day||12-10-2020||2nd Monday in October|
|4th Thursday in November (Thanksgiving & Day after)|
|Christmas / Winter break||from 19-12-2020
Interested in the best schools in the USA?
We recommend you to check:
The Best International Schools in the USA
The Best American Schools in the USA
The Best Boarding Schools in the USA
The Best Boarding Schools for girls in the USA
Top 10 International Schools in the USA