Proposed 2024-2025 School Year Calendar

The OCSB has submitted a proposed 2024-2025 school year calendar to the Ministry of Education. These calendar dates will not be official until they have been approved by the Ministry of Education later this spring.

Key Dates in the Proposed 2024-2025 School Year Calendar

These are the key dates in the proposed calendar. When the calendar is approved, they will be updated on the OCSB Calendar page.

Monday, September 2, 2024Labour Day
Tuesday, September 3, 2024First Day of School for Students
October 14, 2024Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 23, 2024 – Jan 3, 2025Christmas Break
January 6, 2025First Day of School after Christmas Break
January 23, 24, 27, 28 & 29, 2025First Semester Examinations (Secondary)
February 3, 2025First Day of Semester 2 (Secondary)
February 17, 2025Family Day
March 10-14, 2025March Break
March 17, 2025First Day of School after March Break
April 18, 2025Good Friday
April 21, 2025Easter Monday
May 19, 2025Victoria Day
June 19, 20, 23, 24 & 25, 2025Second Semester Examinations (Secondary)
June 26, 2025Last day of school for all students

Proposed Professional Activity (PA) Days for the 2024-2025 School Year

October 11, 2024Board priority: Christian Community Day
November 8, 2024Provincial Priority 
December 2, 2024Provincial Priority 
January 31, 2025Board Priority 
April 4, 2025Provincial Priority
June 6, 2025Board Priority 
June 27, 2025Board Priority

How is the calendar developed?

The school year calendar comes together with the help of an Executive Committee in consultation with our coterminous Board, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

We also receive input from representatives of the Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA), the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), the Catholic Principals’ Council–Ottawa (CPCO), union groups, non-affiliated groups, as well as the Board’s student trustees.

What are the requirements?

The Ministry of Education requires the school year calendar to have a minimum of 194 school days. A maximum of seven professional development (PD) days are permitted. Three PD days are mandatory and must be dedicated to provincial education priorities. The remaining school days shall be instructional days, and a total of ten instructional days are designated as examination days for high school students.

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