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2017-18 Portsmouth Abbey School Year Calendar

 New Faculty Orientation Days
  29-31Tues.-Thurs. Faculty Meetings
  September04MondayLabor Day
  05Tuesday Pre-Season Varsity Sports begin
08FridayOrientation Program for New International Parents and Students


 New Student Registration, Boarders 12:30-3:30 pm, Day 2:30-3:30 pm. Program and
 Dinner for New Parents, 4:45-6:30 pm. Cookout for New Students, 5:00-7:00 pm

Sunday Returning Boarding Students Registration/Book Pick-up, 2:00-4:00 pm
 New Student Orientation, 11:30 am-5:00 pm.  All School Picnic at 5:00 pm

Monday Opening of School: Mass, Assembly, Special Horarium
  22-24Fri-Sun Alumni Reunion Weekend
07Saturday SAT Testing, Form VI; Columbus Day Weekend after last obligation. Advisory Grades due
  09Monday Columbus Day Weekend ends, boarders return by 9:00 pm
 Parents’ Weekend
 No classes.  Boarders return by 9:00 pm
 November01Wednesday All Saints’ Day. Mass, classes, afternoon obligations
04Saturday SAT Testing, Form VI
  09Thursday Veterans’ Day Program
 Fall Play, 7:30 pm (Sunday at 2:00 pm. School Performance Friday at 7:00 pm)
 Headmaster’s Run
  14Tuesday Term Examinations begin
 Term Examinations end. Thanksgiving vacation begins at 12:45 pm. School closed Nov.19
 Thanksgiving vacation ends, Houses re-open, boarders return by 9:00 pm.
 December02Saturday SAT Testing, Form V & VI
 Abbot’s Reception, NYYC, NY
08Friday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass, classes, afternoon obligations
 Advent Service, 5:30 pm
 Christmas Vacation begins at 12:45 pm. School closed Dec. 15
 January03Wednesday Christmas Vacation ends, Houses re-open, boarders return by 9:00 pm
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed, special program.  Advisory grades due
 Fourth- and Fifth-Form Parents' College Seminar
 Winter Weekend begins at 12:45 pm
 Winter Weekend ends, boarders return by 9:00 pm
14Wednesday Celebration of Ash Wednesday. Mass and exams
 Winter Musical 7:30pm (Sunday at 2:00 pm, School Performance Friday at 7:00 pm) 
 Term Examinations begin
  Term Examinations end.  Spring Vacation begins at 12:45 pm. School closed Mar. 2
 Spring Vacation ends, Houses re-open, boarders return by 9:00 pm
 Good Friday, School Retreat
31Saturday Holy Saturday. School in session through Easter Vigil (10:00 pm)
 Easter Sunday
02Monday No classes. Boarders return by 9:00 pm
 Advisory Grades due
  21-23Sat-Mon Spring Weekend begins Saturday at 12:45 pm and ends Monday, boarders return by 9:00 pm
 SAT Testing, Form V. Pre-Prom Reception 5:00-6:00 pm; Prom 7:00-11:00 pm
07Monday Advanced Placement Examinations begin
 Celebration of Ascension Thursday; Mass, classes and afternoon obligations
 Confirmation Mass, 9:30 am
18Friday Advanced Placement Examinations end
 Spring Play, 7:30 pm (School Performance Friday at 7:00 pm)
 Sixth-Form Classes end/Sixth-Form Alumni Dinner
 Sixth-Form Day
 Classes end for Forms III, IV and V. Prize Day Ceremony at 4:00 pm
 Commencement Mass at 9:30 am, Commencement Exercises at 11:30 am
 Memorial Day. Examinations begin for Forms III, IV, and V
 Examinations end at 12:45 pm. Afternoon review sessions for SAT
 Students not testing on Saturday may depart
  02Saturday SAT Testing for Form V students & selected Form IV and III students (on campus)
  School closed on June 3
 Faculty Meeting/Faculty and Staff Picnic
Wednesday Faculty Meeting
 June 25-July 21 - Summer Program in session
      PLEASE NOTE: Airline reservations for major school vacations should be arranged immediately.



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