Class Is in Session: Here's When Kids in the DC Area Head Back to School

WASHINGTON — All good things must come to an end, and so it is with summer break.

It might seem hard to believe, especially for kids, but the start of the school year is just around the corner.

Below is a list of the first day of school in each system in the area. The links go to each system’s full school-year calendar.


D.C.Aug. 21 for traditional year schools (Aug. 8 for Roosevelt Stay High School and Luke C. MoreAug. 14 for all extended year elementary and middle schools)


AlexandriaSept. 5 (Aug. 3 for Samuel W. Tucker Elementary)
Arlington: Sept. 5 (Sept. 6 for VPI/Pre-K Special Education)
Culpeper County: Aug. 9
Falls Church: Sept. 5 
Fairfax County: Aug. 28 
Fauquier County: Aug. 16 
Frederick County: Aug. 16 
Fredericksburg: Sept. 5 
Loudoun County: Aug. 24 
Manassas: Aug. 28 
Manassas Park City: Aug. 14 Grades 1-12 (Kindergarten starts on Aug. 15)
Prince William County: Aug. 28 
Stafford County: Sept. 5
Spotsylvania County: Sept. 5 
Warren County: Aug. 15 


Anne Arundel County: Sept. 5 for grades 1-5 and grades 6 and 9 (Sept. 6 for grades 1-12. There is a staggered entrance for kindergarten)
Baltimore City: Sept. 5 
Baltimore County: Sept. 5 
Calvert County: Sept. 5 
Carroll County: Sept. 5 
Charles County: Sept. 5 
Frederick County: Sept. 5 
Howard County: Sept. 5 
Montgomery County: Sept. 5 
Prince George’s County: Sept. 6 
St. Mary’s County: Sept. 5 
Washington County: Sept. 5 


Jefferson County: Aug. 21 

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