The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


The Academic Calendar issued by the UAE Cabinet for Dubai Private Schools

Dubai Private Schools - Academic Year 2017/2018
Start of academic yearSeptember 10, 2017
Winter break begins

December 17, 2017

Four weeks for MoE curriculum schools

Three weeks for Other schools

Return from winter break

January 14, 2018 for MoE schools
January 7, 2018 for Other schools

Other schools (non-MoE) may chose the below based on KHDA approval:
-Reduce the winter break to two weeks. Classes resumed on 2nd January 2018
-OR, extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed 14th January, 2018.
Spring break beginsMarch 25, 2018 (Two weeks)
Return from spring breakApril 8, 2018
End of academic yearJuly 5, 2018

All private schools must tentatively communicate Public holidays (like Eid, National day and other similar holidays) to the parents and confirm these holidays to the parent once declared by the UAE government authority.

Dubai Private Schools Starting in April - Academic year 2018/2019
Start of academic yearApril 2, 2018
Summer break beginsJuly 1, 2018
Return from summer breakSeptember 2, 2018
Winter break beginsDecember 16, 2018
Return from winter breakJanuary 6, 2019 (three weeks) The private schools in Dubai starting in April may choose to reduce or extend the winter break based on KHDA approval:

Reduce the winter break to two weeks. Classes resumed on December 30, 2018

Or

Extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed January 13, 2019
End of academic yearBetween March 14-21, 2019These private schools can close any day from March 14th and 21st, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.
New academic year begins 2019/2020April 1, 2019
All private schools must tentatively communicate Public holidays (like Eid, National day and other similar holidays) to the parents and confirm these holidays to the parent once declared by the UAE government authority.

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