Important Dates

A selection of important dates for the 2019-2020 school year is listed below.

Please view the full calendar for the official and most up-to-date list of events, vacation start/end times, future year events, and more.

Veteran’s Day: Monday, November 11th  – no classes (offices open)

Parent Association Meeting: Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm

Visiting Arts Day: Friday, November 15th

Fall Play “Arsenic and Old Lace”: Friday, November 15th  and Saturday, November 16th at 7:00pm in The Little Theater

Admissions Registration and Open House: Saturday, November 16th beginning at 9:30am

Fall Play “Arsenic and Old Lace”: Sunday, November 17th at 2:00pm in The Little Theater

Fall Sports Awards: Monday, November 18th from 4:45pm to 6:30pm in the Gymnasium

Late Start to School: Friday, November 22nd , school begins at 8:50am

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27th through Sunday, December 1st   (offices closed)

Classes resume: Monday, December 2nd  at 8:00am

Admissions Registration and Open House: Saturday, November 7th beginning at 9:30am

Fall Dance and Music Concert: Saturday, December 7th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Student Center

Exam Review Days: Tuesday through Friday, December 10th – December 13th and Monday, December 16th

December exams: Tuesday, December 17th, Wednesday, December 18th and Friday, December 20th (see more information in this mailbag).

Reading Day: Thursday, December 19th – No School or a Snow Day make-up exams day

Winter Break: Saturday, December 21st through Monday, January 6th

All offices closed: December 25th through December 27th and December 30th through January 1st

Classes resume: Tuesday, January 7th at 8:00am

MacDuffie School Vacation Dates 2019-2020

Parents, guardians, and students should avoid making any arrangements which conflict with these dates. It is very important that all students attend classes on all school days, and be present at Academic Convocation and Commencement. Arrangements which extend vacation periods by either beginning them early or ending them late must be avoided. Each and every class day at MacDuffie is extremely valuable in the academic lives of our students.

Boarding Students are not permitted to stay on campus during Thanksgiving, December, March and Summer vacations.  The school and campus are closed during these school vacations.

Thanksgiving Break

Last day of classes is Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Boarding students: depart Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by 12:00 noon.
Boarding students must return
 by 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019
All Students: Classes resume at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019

December Vacation

Last day of exams is Friday, December 20, 2019
Boarding students: depart Saturday, December 21, 2019 by 6:00 p.m.
Boarding students must return
 by 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2020
All Students: Classes resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

March Vacation

Last day of classes is Friday, March 6, 2020
Boarding students: depart Saturday, March 7, 2020 by 6:00 p.m.
Boarding students must return
 by 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020
All Students: Classes resume at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2020

Summer Vacation

Academic Convocation is Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00p.m. 
Commencement is Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3:00p.m. 
All students are required to attend Academic Convocation and Commencement
Boarding students: depart Sunday, June 7, 2020 by 6:00 p.m.

The school will provide transportation for boarding students to or from Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford Connecticut and Union Station in Springfield Massachusetts for the Amtrak Train, Peter Pan and Greyhound buses.