Boston Public Schools Calendar 2012-2013

Key dates for the upcoming school year across all Boston Public Schools.

Bookmark this page for use and reference throughout the school year. Attached is a PDF of the Boston Public Schools calendar for the 2012-2013 school year. Key dates:


Sept. 6 — Students in grades 1-12 report, including grade 1 in ELCs and EECs: Full day of school.

Sept. 10 — All kindergarten students report (including EECs, ELCs, and special ed.)


Oct. 8 — Columbus Day: No school


Nov. 12 — Veterans’ Day: No school

Nov. 21 — Early release for students and staff

Nov. 22–23. — 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. 21 — M. L. King Jr. Day: No school


Feb. 18 — Presidents’ Day: No school

Feb. 19–22 — February Recess: No school

Feb. 25 — Students return from recess


March 18 — Evacuation Day (observed): No school

March 29 — Good Friday: No school


April 15 — Patriots’ Day: No school

April 16–19 — Spring Recess: No school

April 22 — Students return from recess


May 27 — Memorial Day (observed): No school


June 6 — Last day for seniors

June 17 — Bunker Hill Day: No school

June 20 (or day 179) — Early release for students

June 21 (or day 180) — Last day of school: Early release for students


  • June 21 is the 180th school day, if no days are lost due to cancellations.
  • June 28 is the 185th day required for calendar purposes.
  • No graduation program should be scheduled before June 6, 2013.


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