School Year Calendar Guide

Most international schools follow a similar calendar to what you would find in other northern-hemisphere schools in Anglophone countries (usually August-May or September-June). The summer vacation is from June to end of July or August. The winter break is usually for two/three weeks (the last two weeks of December and one week of January). The Spring break usually takes place during Holy Week (the week before Easter) or the week after Easter.

Most schools have not put up school calendar for the coming year. Please look up the websites for more specific and updated info:

The school academic year in Indian schools starts in March or April and runs for one year. The years are not divided by summer breaks, and students don’t necessarily have a break between years. The calendar varies a bit from school to school so be sure to check with our school’s administration.

Here are two indicative examples of a typical academic year in an Indian school:

Delhi Public School: (Available through 2013)
Modern School: (Current academic year only)

The 2013-2014 school year calendar for the British School of New Delhi is provided below as a reference:

  • School opens for all students: August 1, 2013
  • School opens for Nursery students: August 7
  • Holiday – Id Ul Fitr: August 9
  • Holiday – Independence Day: August 15
  • Holiday – Janamashtami: August 28
  • Holiday – Gandhi Jayanti: October 2
  • Mid semester break: October 7-11
  • Holiday – Dussehra: October 13
  • School opens for students & teacher: 16
  • Holiday – Diwali break: November 4-5
  • Holiday – Guru Nanak Jayanti: November 17
  • Christmas/New Year break: December 23-January 10, 2014
  • Holiday – Republic Day: January 26
  • Holiday – Good Friday: 10-21
  • Mid semester break: March 10-21
  • Last day of school: May 29