Travel Dates 2024-25

This calendar is intended to aid parents and guardians with travel plans for the year ahead. Please pay close attention to departure times. We carefully plan and provide shuttle service so as not to conflict with school commitments. If you schedule your own transportation, please respect all school commitments for your child. Should airline travel require it, boarding students are permitted to remain on campus Friday evening of each of the school vacations. A complete academic schedule will be posted in the spring. Please call 413-529-3266 or email DeanofStudentsOffice@williston.com with any questions.

 

The campus will be closed during the year’s three long breaks: in November, over Winter break, and in March. Students may stay in the dorms for one night after the break begins to catch early morning flights. A special reminder that students should not depart from campus before all final exams are complete each trimester. For the 2024-25 school year, the last exams are given on November 22, March 7, and May 30. Please see our Travel Services for details regarding transportation services.

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August 2024

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
Invited varsity football preseason athletes arrive (1:00 p.m.)

September 2024

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Proctors and other invited student leaders arrive (1:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
All International students arrive (1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
All Upper and Middle School students arrive (more details to follow in the spring)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Middle School and Upper School classes begin

October 2024

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4-5
Family Weekend

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Long weekend begins after last school commitment*

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Athletes return by 2:00 p.m.
All boarders return by 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Middle and Upper School classes resume

November 2024

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Middle and Upper School Thanksgiving vacation begins, 11:00 a.m.**

  • Boarding students with Saturday flights are permitted to stay in the dorms on November 22
  • All dorms close at 12:00 p.m. on November 23

December 2024

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
Dorms open at 2:00 p.m.
All boarders return by 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
Middle and Upper School classes resume

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
Middle and Upper School winter vacation begins, 1:00 p.m. **

  • Boarding students with Saturday flights are permitted to stay in the dorms on December 20
  • All dorms close at 12:00 p.m. on December 21

January 2025

MONDAY, JANUARY 6
Dorms open at 2:00 p.m.
All boarders return by 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
Middle and Upper School classes resume

February 2025

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Winter long weekend begins, 1:00 p.m. *

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
All boarders return by 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Middle and Upper School classes resume

March 2025

FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Middle and Upper School spring vacation begins, 11:00 a.m. **

  • Boarding students with Saturday flights are permitted to stay in the dorms on March 7
  • All dorms close at 12:00 p.m. on March 8

MONDAY, MARCH 24
Dorms open at 2:00 p.m.
All boarders return by 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Middle and Upper School classes resume

April 2025

SATURDAY, APRIL 19
Spring Long Weekend begins after last school commitment*

TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Athletes return by 2:00 p.m.
All boarders return by 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
Middle and Upper School classes resume

May 2025

SATURDAY, MAY 24
Commencement, 9:30 a.m.

MAY 26-30
Grades 9-11 Trimester 3 assessments

  • Boarding students may stay overnight on May 30 for international flights on May 31.
  • Boarding students may not stay overnight on May 31. All students are expected to leave campus for summer break.

*Students are strongly encouraged to leave campus for these breaks
**The school and all dorms are closed during these vacations