School Holiday Dates 2017-18

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Now that all schools are back in session: Here is a list of the holiday dates for the 2017/18 school year for Luxembourgish schools, the European School, ISL, Over the Rainbow and St George’s. Time to start planning half term!

The various schools in Luxembourg all have different holidays from each other and it is making this poor writer nearly have a nervous breakdown double checking the dates that are published because EVERY SCHOOL HAS A DIFFERENT FORMAT. Some prefer the holiday start on a Saturday so display it as such, while others like to let you know only the days they are not sitting in the classroom, hence Monday to Friday. Also the Duke’s birthday is on a Saturday this year- yet listed on all the school calendars. We’ve decided to respect each individual school’s style, hence there is no real consistency in how the holidays are published.  It can get complicated if you have children at different schools and holiday planning is already difficult as it is! Hopefully this guide will help make it easier for you to manage all the holidays and days off coming up in the following academic year.

Luxembourgish Schools

Pupils in primary school, classic high school and general high school return on September 15.

Those in 7è return on September 18.

For all other secondary education and technical secondary schools, classes will start again on September 19.

Back to School: Friday 15th September 2017
Half term:  Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November 2017
Christmas: Monday 18th December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Half term: Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
Easter:  Monday 2nd to Friday 13th April 2018
Labour Day: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Ascension Day: Thursday 10th May 2018
Half term: Monday 21st to Friday 25th June 2018
National Day: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Last day of school: Friday 13th July 2018
Return to school: Monday 17th September 2018

Lycée Michel Lucius and Ecole Internationale de Differdange & Esch-sur-Alzette also follow the above term dates.

International School of Luxembourg (ISL)

Back to School: Thursday 30th August 2017
Half term:  Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November 2017
Christmas: (midday) Wednesday 20th December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Carnival: Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th February 2018
Easter:  Saturday 31st March to Sunday 15th April 2018
Labour Day: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Ascension Day: Thursday 10th May 2018
Bridging Day: Friday 11th May 2018
No classes on Monday 21st May
National Day: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Last day of school: Friday 28th June 2018

St George’s International School

Back to School: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Half term:  Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November 2017
Christmas: Saturday 23rd December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Carnival: Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th February 2018
Easter:  Saturday 31st March to Sunday 15th April 2018
Labour Day: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Ascension Day: Thursday 10th May 2018
Half term: Monday 21st to Friday 25th May 2018
National Day: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Last day of school: Friday 6th July 2018

Over The Rainbow

Back to School: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Half term:  Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November 2017
No classes on Monday 7th or Tuesday 8th November
Christmas: 12:15 on Friday 22nd December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018
Carnival: Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th February 2018
Easter:  Saturday 24th March to Sunday 8th April 2018
Labour Day: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Pedagogical day: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Ascension Day: Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th May 2018
Half term: Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th May 2018
National Day: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Last day of school: Friday 6th July 2018

European School

Back to School: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Half term:  Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November 2017
Christmas: 1 pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 to Friday 5th January 2018
Carnival: Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
Easter:  Monday 26th March to Friday 6th April 2018
Labour Day: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Pedagogical Day: Tuesday 9th May 2018
Half term: Monday 21st to Friday 25th May 2018
National Day: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Last day of school: Friday 6th July 2018

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