The Department of Education recently released the official calendar for school year 2019-2020. Classes will formally open on Monday, June 3, 2019, but private schools may opt to resume their classes until August 31, 2019. Classes will end on April 3, 2020.
According to the DepEd order published in their official website and on their Facebook page, the new school year will have 203 days. This is three days more than last year’s, but still within the maximum 220 class days allowed by the law.
Below is the official calendar for the upcoming school year, applicable to both public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide. This includes holidays and school breaks, examination days, and (tentatively) scheduled special days. Note that dates may vary for private schools.
June 3 – Start of classes June 6 – Holiday: Eidul Fitar June 9 – Special Administration of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) June 12 – Holiday: Independence Day
Scheduled tentatively Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (ELLNA) National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 6 NAT for Grade 10
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Deworming of school children
August 8-9 – First quarter exams August 12 – Holiday: Eid’d Adha August 17 – Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference (PTC) August 21 – Holiday: Ninoy Aquino Day August 26 – Holiday: National Heroes Day
Scheduled tentatively National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9
January 1 – Holiday: New Year’s Day January 1-31 – Deworming of school children January 6 – End of Christmas break / classes resume January 9-10 – Third quarter exams January 18 – Distribution of report cards and PTC January 25 – Holiday: Chinese New Year
February 25 – Holiday: EDSA People Power Anniversary
March 12-13 – Fourth quarter exams for Grades 6 and 12 March 19-20 – Fourth quarter exams for Grades 1-5 and 7-11 March 30–April 3 – End of school year rites (graduation and moving up ceremonies)