This calendar was determined by a parent survey conducted during January & February in 2020. As an international school, we have many parent requests for longer holidays so families can travel. Our calendar has fewer isolated holidays and more long weekends. We do not schedule half-day closings unless it is a weather emergency or for upper school exams. Capitol Parents voted on two 4-day weekends on Sept. 4 - 7 and Jan. 15 - 18. While you may choose to be absent on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov 11, our classes are in session (due to parent vote) as we plan special events and speakers to honor our U.S. veterans. Parents may also choose which religious holidays their children observe. Please send a note or email to inform your child’s teacher of upcoming holidays when your child will not attend school or will have needs during school such as specific times for prayer or fasting. During traditional school holidays, we offer “Break Camp” at $40 per day during most breaks and holidays to help working parents. Summer Explorations includes five 2-week sessions in 2020: May 26 – June 5; June 8 – 19; June 22 – July 2, July 6 –17, and July 20 – 31. Morning classes are 8:00 to noon and Afternoon classes are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Teachers arrive at 7:30 and stay until children are picked up after class to help working parents. Parent conferences will be held on Aug. 10-11, Oct. 22-23, and March 11-12. Note that school will be closed for conferences with “Break Camp” in the Library or other buildings. In addition, parents may request a conference with faculty at anytime.