Academic CalendaR

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!

2017-2018

AUGUST 2017

  • Aug. 5-10 New Staff Orientation

  • Aug. 11-15 All Staff Orientation
  • Aug. 15 New Student/6th gr. Orientation
  • Aug. 15 Boarding Program Orientation
  • Aug. 16 First day of school

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Sept. 9 ACT Testing
  • Sept. 22-24 Family Weekend

OCTOBER 2017

  • Oct 7 SAT Testing
  • Oct. 10-12 Senegalese Appreciation
  • Oct. 13 End of 1st quarter
  • Oct. 14 PSAT Testing
  • Oct. 20-22 Dorm Outing Weekend
  • Oct. 27 Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 27 Harvest Festival 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Half day, Per. 1-4)

NOVEMBER 2017

  • Nov. 3-4 Fall Play
  • Nov. 17 Midnight Madness
  • Nov. 22 Turkey Bowl (Half day 5-8)
  • Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving break

DECEMBER 2017

  • Dec. 1 Elementary Christmas Program
  • Dec. 8 MS/HS Christmas Program
  • Dec. 15 End of Semester
  • Dec. 16-Jan 7 Christmas break

JANUARY 2018

  • Jan. 7 Dorm arrival Day
  • Jan. 8 School resumes
  • Jan. 26-28 Outreach
  • Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Spiritual Emphasis Week

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Feb. 17-19 WAIST Softball Tourney
  • Feb. 19 NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 22-23 DA Olympics (Half Day 2/23
  • 1-4, no classes 2/24)
  • Feb. 23-25 Family/No Schedule Weekend

MARCH 2018

  • Mar. 2-3 Senior Cafe
  • Mar. 9-11 Dorm Outing
  • March 23 Parent Teacher Conf. (Per. 5-8)
  • Mar. 24 - Apr. 8 Spring Break

APRIL 2018

  • Apr. 8 Dorm Arrival
  • Apr. 9 School Resumes
  • Apr. 27-29 Youth Group Retreats
  • April 30-May 4 Tech Week

MAY 2018

  • May 4 NO SCHOOL
  • May 4-5 Spring Musical
  • May 5 SAT Test
  • May 11-12 Spring Musical
  • May 18 Senior Retreat
  • May 19 MS Fine Arts Festival
  • May 26 HS Fine Arts Festival

JUNE 2018

  • June 1 Elementary, Last Day
  • June 2 Junior-Senior Banquet
  • June 4-6 MS/HS Finals
  • June 6 Secondary, Last Day
  • June 6 Senior Reception
  • June 7 Awards Program
  • June 7 Graduation
 

2018-2019

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 Dorm Welcome Reception
  • Aug. 17 DA Open House
  • Aug. 31 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. 12-14 Dorm Outing Weekend
  • Oct. 26 Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 26 Harvest Festival 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Half day, Per. 1-4)

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Nov. 2-3 Fall Play
  • Nov. 9 Progress Reports
  • Nov. 16 Midnight Madness
  • Nov. 21 Turkey Bowl (Half day 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 Dorm Outing Weekend
  • Mar. 14 End of Third Quarter
  • Mar. 29 Parent Teacher Conf. (Per. 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
  • June 5 Senior Reception
  • June 6 Academic Awards Program
  • June 6 Graduation