WPGA Holiday Guidelines

WPGA has generous holiday breaks built into our school year. As such, we ask that families schedule vacations and holidays within these timelines, for minimal disruption to students' academic learning. Families who wish to extend scheduled school holiday breaks are requested to contact the Head of Junior School or Head of Senior School in advance. 

School Holidays 2018-2019

September 2018
  • Mon, Sept 3: Labour Day
  • Tues, Sept 4: New Student Orientation; Staff In-Service Day (No Classes)
  • Wed, Sept 5: Classes Begin for Grades 1-12
October 2018
  • Fri, Oct 5: School Holiday (No Classes)
  • Mon, Oct 8: Thanksgiving (School Closed)
  • Fri, Oct 19: Professional Development Day (No Classes)
November 2018
  • Thurs, Nov 1: Late Start Morning (9:20am)
  • Fri, Nov 9: Midterm Break (No Classes)
  • Mon, Nov 12: Midterm Break (No Classes)  
December 2018
  • Thurs, Dec 20: Last Day of Classes Before Winter Break 
  • Fri, Dec 21: Professional Development Day (No Classes); Winter Break Begins
January 2019
  • Mon, Jan 14: Professional Development Day (No Classes) 
  • Tues, Jan 15: Classes Resume
February 2019
  • Fri, Feb 15: Professional Development Day (No Classes)
  • Mon, Feb 18: BC Family Day (School Closed)
  • Wed, Feb 27: Late Start Morning (9:20am)
March 2019
  • Fri, Mar 15: Professional Development Day (No Classes)
  • Mon, Mar 18-Fri, Mar 29: Spring Break (No Classes)
  • Classes resume Mon, April 1.
April 2019
  • Fri, April 19: Good Friday (School Closed)
  • Mon, April 22: Easter Monday (School Closed)
May 2019
  • Wed, May 1: Late Start Morning (9:20am)
  • Fri, May 17: Lunch Dismissal
  • Mon, May 20: Victoria Day (School Closed)
  • Wed, May 29: Late Start Morning (9:20am)
June 2019
  • Wed, June 5: Senior School Exams Begin 
  • Thurs, June 13: Senior School Closing & Graduation Ceremony (Mandatory Gr. 8-12 Attendance) 
  • Fri, June 14: Junior School Closing
  • Mon, June 24: Numeracy Assessment; English 12 Graduation Program Exam

School Holidays 2019-2020

September 2019
  • Mon, Sept 2: Labour Day
  • Tues, Sept 3: New Student Orientation; Staff In-Service Day (No Classes)
  • Wed, Sept 4: Classes Begin for Grades 1-12
October 2019
  • Fri, Oct 11: School Holiday (No Classes)
  • Mon, Oct 14: Thanksgiving (School Closed)
  • Fri, Oct 25: BC Professional Development Day (No Classes)
November 2019
  • Mon, Nov 11: Remembrance Day (School Closed)  
  • Tues, Nov 12: Midterm Break (No Classes)
December 2019
  • Thurs, Dec 19: Last Day of Classes Before Winter Break
  • Fri, Dec 20: WPGA Professional Development Day (No Classes); Winter Break Begins
January 2020
  • Mon, Jan 13: WPGA Professional Development Day (No Classes)
  • Tues, Jan 14: Classes Resume
February 2020
  • Fri, Feb 14: ISABC Professional Development Day (No Classes)
  • Mon, Feb 17: BC Family Day (School Closed)
March 2020
  • Fri, Mar 13: Professional Development Day (No Classes)
  • Mon, Mar 16-Fri, Mar 27: Spring Break (No Classes)
  • Classes resume Mon, March 30.
April 2020
  • Fri, April 10: Good Friday (School Closed)
  • Mon, April 13: Easter Monday (School Closed)
May 2020
  • Fri, May 15: Lunch Dismissal
  • Mon, May 18: Victoria Day (School Closed)
June 2020
  • Thurs, June 11: Senior School Closing & Graduation Ceremony
  • Fri, June 12: Junior School Closing, 10:30am, Noon Dismissal