When's the First Day of School for Boston Public Schools?

Find out when the kids go back, and other important dates for the upcoming school year.

Boston Public Schools calendar for the 2013-14 school year. (Credit: BPS)
Boston Public Schools calendar for the 2013-14 school year. (Credit: BPS)

By Sara Jacobi

Bookmark this page for use and reference throughout the school year.

Click here for a full calendar view of the Boston Public Schools calendar for the 2013-14 school year. Key dates:


Sept. 4 — Students in grades 1-12 report, including grade 1 in ELCs and EECs: Full day of school.

Sept. 9 — All kindergarten students report (including EECs, ELCs, and special ed.)


Oct. 14 — Columbus Day: No school


Nov. 11— Veterans’ Day: No school

Nov. 27 — Early release for students and staff

Nov. 28–29 — Thanksgiving Recess: No school


Dec. 24–31 — Winter Recess: No school


Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day (observed): No school

Jan. 3 — Students return from recess

Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No school


Feb. 17— Presidents’ Day: No school

Feb. 18–21 — February Recess: No school

Feb. 24 — Students return from recess


March 17 — Evacuation Day (observed): No school


April 18 — Good Friday: No school

April 21 — Patriots’ Day: No school

April 22–25 — Spring Recess: No school

April 28 — Students return from recess


May 26 — Memorial Day (observed): No school


June 4 — Last day for seniors

June 17 — Bunker Hill Day: No school

June 18 (or day 179) — Early release for students

June 19 (or day 180) — Last day of school: Early release for students


  • June 19 is the 180th school day, if no days are lost due to cancellations.
  • June 26 is the 185th day required for calendar purposes.
  • No graduation program should be scheduled before June 4, 2014.


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