Academic CalendaR 2019-2020

Please note that Dakar Academy Central begins each academic school year in mid-August, not in September or October.

August 2019

  • August 12 | Boarding Student Arrival Day

  • August 12 | 6th Grade & New Student Orientation

  • August 13 | First Day of School

  • August 13 | New Parent Orientation

  • August 13 | Boarding Program Welcome Reception

  • August 16 | DA Open House

SEPTEMBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

  • October 7-11 | Senegalese Appreciation Week

  • October 11 | End of First Quarter

  • October 18-20 | Dorm Outing Weekend

  • October 25 | Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • October 25 | Harvest Festival

NOVEMBER 2019

  • November 1-2 | Fall Play

  • November 8 | Progress Reports

  • November 15 | Midnight Madness

  • November 27 | Turkey Bowl (Half Day)

  • November 28-December 2 | Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER 2019

  • December 6 | Elementary Christmas Program

  • December 13 | MS/HS Christmas Program (Last Day for Elementary)

  • December 16-18 | Semester Exams (No School for Elementary)

  • December 19-January 7 | Christmas Break

JANUARY 2020

  • January 7 | Boarding Student Arrival

  • January 8 | School Resumes

FEBRUARY 2020

  • February 7 | Progress Reports

  • February 8 | Winter Wonderfest

  • February 15-17 | WAIST Softball Tournament

  • February 17 | No School

  • February 21 | DA Olympics

  • February 28-29 | Senior Café

MARCH 2020

  • March 6-8 | Boarding Program Outing Weekend

  • March 13 | MS Fine Arts Program

  • March 20 | Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • March 21-April 5 | Spring Break

APRIL 2020

  • April 5 | Boarding Student Arrival

  • April 6 | School Resumes

  • April 28 | Progress Reports

MAY 2020

  • May 1 | No School

  • May 1-2 | Spring Musical

  • May 8-9 | Spring Musical

  • May 15-17 | Senior Sneak

  • May 23 | HS Fine Arts Festival

  • May 29 | Elementary Last Day of School

  • May 29 | Senior Early Finals

  • May 29 | Athletic Awards Program

  • May 30 | Junior Senior Banquet

JUNE 2020

  • June 1-3 | MS/HS Finals

  • June 3 | Senior Reception

  • June 4 | Academic Awards Program

  • June 4 | Graduation