Important Dates

To support you with your planning we've included a list of important dates.  

2023/2024 Calendar

2023/2024

More details will be added as the year progresses

  • Aug 25-27 Students arrive in Abbotsford
  • Aug 28-30 Orientation
  • Sept 5 First day of classes
  • Oct 2 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (no classes)
  • Oct 9 Thanksgiving (no classes)
  • Oct 20 Victoria Field Trip (Professional Development Day)
  • Nov 10 Vancouver Field Trip (Professional Development Day)
  • Nov 13 Remembrance Day (no classes)
  • Dec 15 Last day to book Yukon Trip
  • Dec 20 Grouse Mountain Ski Trip
  • Dec 22 Last day of classes for Winter Break
  • Jan 8 Schools reopen after Winter Break
  • Jan 19-21 Students arrive for Second Semester
  • Jan 22-25 3 Day Orientation plus School Tour / Counsellor Meeting Day
  • Jan 26 Last day of First Semester
  • Jan 28 Last day for First Semester students to return home
  • Jan 29 First day of Second Semester (Secondary Schools)
  • Feb 16-18 Optional Yukon Aurora Borealis Trip
  • Feb 19 Family Day (no classes)
  • Feb 20 Last day to book Rocky Mountain Trip
  • Mar 1 Whistler Ski Trip
  • Mar 18 - Apr 1 Spring Break
  • Mar 21 - 24 Optional Rocky Mountain Tour
  • Apr 26 Vancouver Field Trip (Professional Development Day)
  • May 17 Victoria Field Trip (Professional Development Day)
  • May 20 Victoria Day (no classes)
  • June 21 Last day of regular classes.  Students who have completed all course requirements may depart after this date.
  • June 30 Last day of the program.  Students must depart on or before this day.  After June 30 the District no longer provides homestay support, custodianship or medical insurance.

2024/2025 Calendar

2024/2025

  • Aug 23-25 Students arrive in Abbotsford
  • Aug 26-29 Orientation Click here for details
  • Sept 3 First day of classes Semester 1
  • Sept 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Oct 14 Thanksgiving Day
  • Nov 11 Remembrance Day
  • Dec 23-Jan 3 Winter Break
  • Jan 22 Semester 2 students arrive
  • Jan 23 Last day of Semester 1 - students can depart on or after this date.  Refunds will be issued for unused homestay nights
  • Jan 23 - 24 Orientation for Semester 2 students
  • Jan 27 First day of classes Semester 2
  • Mar 17 - 28 Spring Break
  • April 18 - 21 Easter Break
  • May 19  Victoria Day
  • June 26 Last day of classes Semester 2
  • June 30 Last day of the program.  Students must depart on or before this day.  After June 30 the District no longer provides homestay support, custodianship or medical insurance.

2025/2026 Calendar

  • Aug 22-24 Students arrive in Abbotsford
  • Aug 25-28 Orientation Click here for details
  • Sept 2 First day of classes Semester 1
  • Sept 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Oct 13 Thanksgiving Day
  • Nov 11 Remembrance Day
  • Dec 22-Jan 2 Winter Break
  • Jan 26/27 TBC Semester 2 students arrive
  • Jan 28-30 Orientation for Semester 2 students
  • Jan 30 Last day of Semester 1 - students may be able to depart earlier, more details later
  • Feb 2 First day of classes Semester 2
  • Feb 16 Family Day
  • Mar 16 - 27 Spring Break
  • April 3 - 6 Easter Break
  • May 18  Victoria Day
  • June 25 Last day of classes Semester 2
  • June 30 Last day of the program.  Students must depart on or before this day.  After June 30 the District no longer provides homestay support, custodianship or medical insurance.