The Academic Calendar of Dubai Private Schools


The Academic Calendar issued by the Ministerial Development Council for Dubai Private Schools

The Academic Calendar 2019-20 for Dubai Private Schools Starting in September
Start of academic yearSeptember 1, 2019
Winter break beginsDecember 15, 2019
Four weeks for MoE curriculum schools
Three weeks for other private schools
Return from winter break

January 12, 2020 for MoE curriculum private schools

January 5, 2020 for other private schools
Other private schools (non-MoE) may chose the below based on KHDA approval:
-Reduce the winter break to two weeks with classes resuming on December 29, 2019  
-OR, extend the winter break to four weeks with classes resuming on January 12, 2020
Spring break beginsMarch 29, 2020 (Two weeks)
Return from spring breakApril 12, 2020
End of academic yearJuly 2, 2020

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 2019/2020

Start of academic year

April 1, 2019

Summer break begins

June 30, 2019

Return from summer break

September 1, 2019

Winter break begins

December 15, 2019

Return from winter break

Option 1: Return on Sunday Dec 29, 2019 (two weeks)
 
Option 2: Return on Sunday Jan 5, 2020 (three weeks)

Option 3: Return on Sunday Jan 12, 2020 (four weeks)

End of academic year

Between March 15-19, 2020

Subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days.

New academic year begins 2020/2021

April 1, 2020


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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