College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Academic Calendar 2021-2022

122nd Academic Year

Holton-Arms is a non-sectarian school that values the rich diversity of our community. The School encourages its members to honor their religious commitments that fall on school days. For that reason, all absences for religious observance are automatically recorded as excused. Holton asks students to communicate their needs openly and expects faculty to support students and their religious beliefs and practices. (For more information please see the Student Handbook).

The calendar below was developed in collaboration with the Director of Diversity, Wellbeing, and Global Education, the Assistant Director of Lower School, the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Parents Association, and the Common Threads Parent/Guardian Affinity Groups. It includes major religious/non-religious observances of members of our Holton community. 

The Holton Community Calendar
AUGUST 2021
M 22 US Athletics Pre-season Begins
SEPTEMBER
M 5 Labor Day (school Closed)
T 6 First Day of School & Convocation
W 14 US Back-to-School Night
W 21 MS Back-to-School Night
Th 9 US Back-to-School Night
M 26 Rosh Hashannah (school closed)
W 28 LS Back-to-School Night
OCTOBER
W 5 Yom Kippur (school closed)
M 10 Fall Break (school closed)
NOVEMBER
Th & F
10&11
Parent-Teacher Conferences (US attends)
T 23

Dismissal for Break (3:30 p.m.)

23-25 Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
M 28 Professional day (no classes)
DECEMBER
F 16 Dismissal for Break (3:30 p.m.)
19-1/2 Winter Break (school closed)
JANUARY 2022
T 3 Classes Resume
M 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)
T 17 LS Applicant Visit Day (no LS classes)
FEBRUARY
F 17 Professional Day (no classes)
M 20 Presidents Day (school closed)
MARCH
Th & F
2&3
LS/MS Parent-Teacher Conferences (no classes)
Th 23 Asynchronous Day
24-4/3 Spring Break (Offices open 3/24; school closed 27-4/3)
APRIL
T 4 Classes Resume
F 14 Asynchronous Day
F 21 Eid al-Fatr (school closed)
MAY
F 26 All-School noon dismissal
M 29 Memorial Day (school closed)
JUNE
T 6 All-school Closing, Noon Dismissal for Summer Break
W 7 Gr 12 Commencement Rehearsal
T 8 Commencement

August 2022: 

08/07 - Day of Ashura (The Day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram)

08/09 - International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (created by the UN)

08/18-08/19 - Janmashtami (annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna)

08/24-08/21 - Paryushan Mahaparva (8 day Jain festival of reflection and seeking forgiveness for one's sins)

08/26 - Women’s Equality Day (celebrates the day white women gained the right to vote)

08/31 - Ganesh Chaturthi (celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh)

 

September 2022:

National Recovery Month (This month helps to educate all Americans on treatment and mental health services for those with substance use disorder)

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) 

09/22 - Autumnal Equinox

09/25-09/27 - Rosh Hashanah

 

October 2022:

LGBTQIA+ History Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/04-10/05 - Yom Kippur

10/09 - Eid Milad un-Nabi (marks the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhummad) 

10/09-10/16 - Sukkot

10/10 - World Mental Health Day

10/10 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day

10/11 - National Coming Out Day

10/11 - International Day of the Girl Child

10/16 - Birth of the Báb

10/17 - Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

10/19 - International Pronouns Day

10/21 - Spirit Day (LGBTQIA+ youth speak out against bullying)

10/24 - Diwali

10/26-10/27 - Twin Holy Birthdays (celebrate the births of two central figures in the Bahá’í faith: the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh)

 

November 2022:

Native American Heritage Month

11/01-11/02 - Día de los Muertos

11/16 - International Day for Tolerance

11/20 - Transgender Day of Rememberance 

11/24 - Thanksgiving

11/26 - Day of the Covenant (commemorating Bahá’u’lláh’s appointment of His son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as the One to whom His followers should turn after His passing)

11/28 - Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (commemorates the life and death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, eldest son and successor of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í faith)

 

December 2022:
12/01 - World AIDs Day

12/08 - Secular Bodhi Day (celebrates the day the “Historic Buddha”, aka Siddhartha Gautama, Sakyamuni Buddha, achieved enlightenment)

12/10 - International Human Rights Day

12/18-12/26 - Hanukkah

12/21 - Winter Solstice

12/25 - Christmas Day

12/26-01/01 - Kwanzaa
 

January 2023:

01/01 - New Year’s Day

01/06 - Feast of the Epiphany

01/07 - Mahayana New Year

01/14 - Makar Sankranti 

01/16 - Martin Luther King Day

01/17 - International Day of Racial Healing 

01/19 - Shitalnath Janma Tapa (Jain)

01/22 - Lunar New Year

01/25 - Vasant Panchami

01/27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

01/27 - Maryada Mahotsava (Jain)

 

February:
Black History Month

02/01-02/02 - Imbolc

02/02 - Candlemas

02/04 - Shri Jitendra Rath Yatra (Jain)

02/05-02/06 - Tu B’Shvat

02/18 - Lailat al Miraj

02/18 - Maha Shivaratri

02/20 - President’s Day

02/21 - Mardi Gras

02/21 - Tibetan New Year (Losar)

02/23 - Ash Wednesday

02/25-03/01 - Ayyám-i-Há
 

March:

National Women’s History Month

Developmental Disability Month

03/06-03/07 - Purim

03/07-03/08 - Shab-e-Barat

03/08 - Holi

03/08 - International Women’s Day

03/20 - Ostara

03/21 - Naw-Rúz (The Bahá’í New Year)

03/21-03/22 - Nowruz/Persian New Year

03/22-03/29 - Chaitra Navratri

03/22-04/21 - Ramadan

03/31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

 

April:

Autism Awareness Month

National Arab Heritage Month

04/02 - World Autism Awareness Day

04/04 - Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

04/05-04/13 - Passover

04/07 - Good Friday

04/08 - Vesak

04/09 - Easter

04/14 - National Day of Silence

04/14 - Vaisakhi

04/16 - Orthodox Easter Sunday

04/17-04/18 - Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Rememberance Day

04/18 - Laylat al-Qadr, 27th Day of Ramadan 

04/21 - First Day of Ridván

04/21-04/22 - Eid al-Fitr

04/22 - Earth Day

04/27-04/29 - Gathering of Nations (more than 500 Native tribes meet and celebrate various traditions and cultures)

04/29 - Ninth Day of Ridván

 

May:

AAPI Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

05/01 - Beltane

05/02 - Twelfth Day of Ridván

05/05 - Cinco de Mayo/Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla

05/05 - Wesak/Buddha Day/Visakha Puja

05/17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

05/24 - Declaration of the Báb

05/25-05/27 - Shavuot

05/29 - Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh

 

June:

LGBTQIA Pride Month

Immigrant Heritage Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

06/04 - Parinirvana

06/19 - Juneteenth

06/20 - Juneteenth Observed

06/21 - Summer Solstice (Litha)

06/26-07/01 - Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) 

 

July:

07/10 - Martyrdom of the Báb

07/14 - International Non-binary Peoples Day