Academic CalendaR 2018-2019

Note that unlike many other schools in Senegal, at Dakar Academy we begin our academic school year in mid-August, not in September or October.

AUGUST 2018

  • Aug. 14 Boarding Student Arrival

  • Aug. 14 6th Grade & New Student Orientation
  • Aug. 15 First Day of School
  • Aug. 15 New Parent Orientation
  • Aug. 15 Student Homes Welcome Reception
  • Aug. 17 DA Open House
  • Aug. 22 NO SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Sept. 21-22 No Schedule Family Weekend

OCTOBER 2018

  • Oct. 10 International Appreciation Day
  • Oct. 12 End of 1st Quarter
  • Oct. 19-21 Student Homes Weekend Outing
  • Oct. 26 Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 26 Harvest Festival 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (half day, periods 1-4)

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Nov. 2-3 Fall Play
  • Nov. 9 Progress Reports
  • Nov. 16 Midnight Madness
  • Nov. 21 Turkey Bowl (half day, periods 5-8)
  • Nov. 22-25 Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 30 Elementary Christmas Program

DECEMBER 2018

  • Dec. 7 MS/HS Christmas Program
  • Dec. 14-18 Semester Exams
  • Dec. 18 End of Semester
  • Dec. 19-Jan 9 Christmas break

JANUARY 2019

  • Jan. 8 Boarding Arrival Day
  • Jan. 9 School resumes
  • Jan. 25 NO SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 2019

  • Feb. 8 Progress Reports
  • Feb. 9 Winter Wonderfest
  • Feb. 16-18 WAIST Softball Tournament
  • Feb. 18 NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 22 DA Olympics (Qualifiers Feb. 19 & 21)
  • Feb. 22-24 No Schedule Family Weekend

MARCH 2019

  • Mar. 1-2 Senior Cafe
  • Mar. 8-10 Student Homes Weekend Outing 
  • Mar. 14 End of Third Quarter
  • Mar. 29 Parent Teacher Conferences (half day, periods 5-8)

APRIL 2019

  • Apr. 1-12 Spring Break
  • Apr. 14 Boarding Arrival
  • Apr. 15 School Resumes
  • April 29-May 3 Tech Week
  • Apr. 30 Progress Reports

MAY 2019

  • May 3 NO SCHOOL
  • May 3-4 Spring Musical
  • May 10-11 Spring Musical
  • May 17-19 Senior Sneak
  • May 18 MS Fine Arts Festival
  • May 25 HS Fine Arts Festival
  • May 31 Elementary Last Day of School
  • May 31 Senior Early Finals

JUNE 2019

  • June 1 Junior-Senior Banquet
  • June 3-5 MS/HS Finals
  • June 5 Secondary Last Day of School
  • June 5 Senior Reception
  • June 6 Academic Awards Program
  • June 6 Graduation