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Aug 29 First Day of School
Oct 16–17 Fall Break (school closed)
Nov 3 Professional Learning Day (no classes)
Nov 23–24 Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
Dec 18–Jan 5 Winter Break (school closed)
Jan 8 School Resumes
Feb 12–13 Mid-Winter Break (school closed)
Feb 23 Professional Learning Day (no classes)
Mar 18–22 Spring Break (school closed)
May 6 Golden Week Holiday (school closed)
June 1 High School Graduation
June 7 Last Day for ELC/ES/MS Students
June 8 Last Day for Teachers & Staff
The school year follows an American-style, two semester, academic calendar beginning in late August and closing in mid-June. Holidays include a long weekend in October, a four-day weekend for Thanksgiving, a roughly three-week New Year’s vacation, two extra days in mid-winter, and a week-long spring break.
Each school year kicks off with orientations for new families and new teachers, the start of classes and lots of opportunities to reconnect with familiar faces and make new friends. In early September the PTA hosts a Welcome Coffee and later in the month Spirit Day—a Saturday packed with sports, fun activities and great food.
During the fall our Kindergartners dig sweet potatoes in the elementary school garden while older students enjoy the fall sports season. The community comes together to watch the Halloween Parade on campus. High School students perform their Fall Play in the Black Box and middle schoolers take to the main stage in the theater in a musical.
In early December, the PTA’s Winterfest sees over 3,000 members of our community celebrate the festive season with food, activities, shopping and performances.
Second semester our ELC students take part in Omochi Pounding and learn about Japanese New Year Traditions. ASIJ plays host to the VEX Robotics competition in January, bringing together teams and their robots from around the region.
A spring tradition for almost 60 years, the high school musical draws crowds in the theater. Each year over 100 students work tirelessly on stage and behind the scenes to entertain our community.
As the school year comes to a close our high school students sit their Advanced Placement Exams and look forward to Prom and Graduation. The elementary school buzzes with excitement as students perform in the annual musical and the whole school comes together to celebrate our graduating class at the Senior Walk.