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2023-2024 School Calendar

Published: August 18, 2023   

The 2023-2024 calendar for Catholic schools in Arkansas was released by the Office of Catholic Schools.


  • Aug. 16: First day of school
  • Sept. 4: Labor Day, school closed*
  • Sept. 29: Professional Day for teachers, school closed*
  • Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving break, school closed
  • Dec. 21-29: Christmas break, school closed
  • Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, school closed*
  • Feb. 19: Presidents Day, school closed*
  • March 18-22: Spring break, school closed*
  • March 29: Good Friday, school closed*
  • May 24: Last day of school


The calendar includes no snow days. Dates marked with an asterisk (*) apply to all Catholic schools in Arkansas. Other dates apply specifically to schools in central Arkansas, but the first and last days of school and Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks may vary across the state. Some schools might adjust this calendar to accommodate for the solar eclipse April 8.


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