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Our Year

School Calendar 2022–23

Aug 30 First Day of School
Oct 17–18 Fall Break (school closed)
Nov 24–25 Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
Dec 16–Jan 3 Winter Break (school closed)
Jan 4 School Resumes
Feb 16–17 Mid-Winter Break (school closed)
Mar 20–24 Spring Break (school closed)
May 27 High School Graduation
June 8 Last Day for ELC/ES/MS Students
June 9 Last Day for Teachers & Staff

Please note that many of the regular events normally held throughout the school year may be modified due to the impact of COVID-19.



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.

Students Pose with the Mustang Mascot on the ASIJ Field
August–September [Spirit Day, Welcome Coffee]

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.

Two Students, Dressed as Godzilla and Spiderman, Pose on Halloween
October–November [Halloween, MS Musical]

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.

A Student Tosses a Ball at Stacked Cans at Winterfest
December [Winterfest]

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.

A Student Hangs Cranes at Hiroshima's Peace Museum
January–February [Omochi, VEX Robotics

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.

High School Students Perform in the Spring Musical
March–April [HS Musical]

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.

A High School Student in Cap and Gown Waves During the Senior Walk
May–June [Senior Walk]

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.