Academic Calendar

DAA Academic Calendar 2019-2020

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Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

August 28, 2019

New Student Orientation Day (Elementary and Middle School Grades K-8)

August 29, 2019

New Student Orientation Day (High School Grade 9-12)

 August 31, 2019

Al Hijri New Year *(Anticipated Islamic/National Holiday - Subject to Lunar Calendar and/or Government Announcement)

September 1, 2019

First Day of School 

October 9 - 10, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Elementary (K-5)

October 20 - 21, 2019

Professional Learning Days (No school for students)

October 27, 2019

Diwali (half-day holiday, noon dismissal)

November 13 -14, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Middle and High School (G.6-12)

November 28, 2019

Professional Learning Day (No school for students)

December 1, 2019

Martyrs Day (National Holiday as per Government Announcement)

December 2 - 3, 2019

UAE National Day (National Holiday as per Government Announcement)

December 12, 2019

Beginning of Winter Break - Early Dismissal at 12:00pm

December 15 to January 4, 2020

Winter Break

January 1, 2020

New Year’s Day

January 5, 2020

Classes Resume from Winter Break

January 22 - 30, 2020

High School Exams

February 11, 2020

Professional Learning Day (No school for students)

February 23 - 27, 2020

High School Higher Levels, Service and Careers Week

March 1 -5, 2020

Middle School Week Without Walls

March 11 -12, 2020

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Elementary (K-12)

March 26, 2020

Beginning of Spring Break - Early Dismissal at 12:00pm

March 29 - April 11, 2020

Spring Break

April 12, 2020

Classes Resume

April 24, 2020

Start of Ramadan *(Subject to Lunar Calendar)

April 30 - May 22, 2020

High School IB and AP Exams

May 24 - 27, 2020

Eid al Fitr *(Anticipated Islamic/National Holiday - Subject to Lunar Calendar and/or Government Announcement)

June 4, 2020

Grade 12 Graduation

June 17, 2020

High School Exams

June 25, 2020

Last Day of School Early Dismissal at 12:00 noon

School Timings: 

KG1 - Grade 5: 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 
Grade 6 - 12:  7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

TUESDAY Dismissal - All students dismissed at 1:45 p.m.