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 | Family Weekend (no school activities)

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 (half day)

  • Oct. 26 | Harvest Fest

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 8 | Christmas break

JANUARY 2019

  • Jan. 8 | Boarding Student Arrival

  • 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 | Family Weekend (no scheduled activities)

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 Student 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