School Calendar

2021-2022 School Calendar
AUGUST
Aug. 30 Faculty Returns…………………………..
SEPTEMBER
Sept. 2 Upper School Orientation,
10-11:30am
Sept. 2 Middle School Orientation,
1:00-2:30pm
Sept. 7 First Day of School;
Beginning of Session I
Sept. 28 US Back to School Night
OCTOBER
Oct. 1 MS Back to School Night
Oct. 5 Noon Dismissal (Teacher Workshop)
Oct. 11 FEDERAL HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)
Oct. 29 End of Session I: MS Noon Dismissal
NOVEMBER
Nov. 1 Teacher Workshop
(NO SCHOOL)
Nov. 2 Beginning of Session II
Nov. 18 Family Potluck Dinner
Nov. 24 – Nov. 28 THANKSGIVING BREAK
DECEMBER
Dec. 22 End of Session II; Noon Dismissal
Dec. 23 –
Jan. 2
HOLIDAY BREAK
JANUARY
Jan. 3 Beginning of Session III
Jan. 17 MLK, Jr. Holiday
(NO SCHOOL)
Jan. 27 MS Ski Trip*
Jan. 28 MS Noon Dismissal
(Teacher Workshop)
FEBRUARY
Feb. 3 US Ski Trip*
Feb. 18 End of Session III; MS Noon Dismissal
Feb. 19 –
Feb. 27
WINTER BREAK
Feb. 28 Beginning of Session IV
MARCH
Mar. 18 Teacher Workshop (NO SCHOOL)
APRIL
Apr. 15 End of Session IV; MS Noon Dismissal
Apr. 16 –
Apr. 24
SPRING BREAK
Apr. 25 Beginning of Session V
Apr. 30 Parkmont Poetry Festival
MAY
May 13 Spring Exhibition and Potluck*
Noon Dismissal
May 30 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
JUNE
June 7 MS Moving-Up Ceremony;
Last MS Day; Noon Dismissal
June 8 MS Trip*
June 10 End of Session V for US
June 12 Upper School Graduation
June 17 Last Faculty Day

Items Marked with Asterisk(*)

These events (the ski trips, spring exhibition, and MS End of Year Trip) are dependent on how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.

Last Day of Each Session

Upper School students will have time, if needed, to finish classwork and do writing for their internship templates. There are NO MORNING CLASSES for students who are current. All US students must go to their internships in the afternoon.

Middle School students have English class, then special activities with a noon dismissal.

Inclement Weather Policy (for in-person classes)

For information on school closings, please call the school at 202-726-0740 or check our website after 6 am. We report closing to WTOP News (1500 am or wtop.com). NOTE: Parkmont does not operate on a 2-hour delay.

2021-2022 Sessions At-a-Glance

Session Start End
Session I Sept. 7 Oct. 29
Session II Nov. 2 Dec. 22
Session III Jan. 3 Feb. 18
Session IV Feb. 28 April 15
Session V April 25 June 10

Parkmont School Daily Schedule

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30-9:30 English
9:30-9:45 Announcements
9:45-12:00 Main Lesson
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Math
1:30-2:15 Advisory
2:15-3:30 PM Class
Wednesday
8:30-9:30 English
9:30-9:45 Announcements
9:45-12:00 Main Lesson
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Math
1:30-3:30 Study Hall/Advisory
Friday
8:30-9:30 English
9:30-9:45 Announcements
9:45-12:00 Main Lesson
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Math
1:30-2:00 MS Meeting
UPPER SCHOOL
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30-9:30 Math
9:30-9:45 Announcements
9:45-12:00 Main Lesson
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Reading Group
1:30-2:15 Advisory
2:15-3:30 PM Class
Wednesday
8:30-9:30 Math
9:30-9:45 Announcements
9:45-12:00 Main Lesson
1:00-4:00 Internship
Friday
8:30-9:30 Math
9:30-9:45 Announcements
9:45-12:00 Main Lesson
1:00-4:00 Internship
  • The building opens at 7:45 a.m. on school days. There is a morning Math Study Hall from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, for Upper School students.
  • There is an optional after-school Study Hall for all students on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • There is a mandatory after-school Study Hall (MSH) for students who have been asked to attend optional study hall and have not complied. This takes place in a separate room. Parents will be notified when students are required to attend MSH. Not attending will result in other consequences.
  • Upper School students who have no Internship to attend stay for Internship Study Hall on Wednesdays until 3:00 pm and Fridays until 2:00 pm. 
  • The Middle School is released at noon on the last Friday of each session.
  • On the last Friday of each session, Upper School students who have not completed the required work for the previous session must come in and work on missing assignments and Internship template work. There is no school for Upper School students who are current with these assignments. ALL students are expected to go to their afternoon Internships, however.