Education DepEd releases School Calendar for SY 2017-2018

DepEd releases School Calendar for SY 2017-2018


The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the school calendar for SY 2017-2018.

DepEd Order 25, s. 2017 states that the School Year 2017-2018 shall formally open on Monday, June 5, 2017 and shall end on Friday, April 6, 2018 for PUBLIC schools.  It shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

DO 25 emphasized that private schools may not start classes earlier than June 5 but not later than August 31 pursuant to Republic Act No. 7797 entitled An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days.

Private schools starting later than the prescribed first day of school or deviating from the school calendar are instructed to notify in advance their respective regional offices (ROs).

Calendar of Events
School Year (SY) 2016-2017
Date Title Comment 
May 15 to May 19Brigada Eskwela SY 2017-2018
May 29 to Jun 16Oplan Balik Eskwela SY 2017-2018Read DepEd Memorandum No. 55, s. 2017 on more information about Oplan Balik Eskwela this School Year (SY) 2017-2018.
Jul 01 to Jul 31Deworming of School ChildrenRound 1 – First Dosage
Oct 05World Teachers’ Day
Date Title 
Jun 03General assembly and 1st Parent-Teacher Conference
Jun 05Start of Classes for School Year (SY) 2017-2018
Aug 10 to Aug 11First Quarter Examinations
Aug 19Distribution of Report Cards and 2nd Parent-Teacher Conference
Oct 01Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Luzon
Oct 08Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Visayas and Mindanao
Oct 19 to Oct 20Second Quarter Examinations
Oct 23 to Oct 27In-Service Training (INSET) for Teachers
Oct 28Distribution of Report Cards and 3rd Parent-Teacher Conference
Nov 02Resumption of Classes
School Holidays and Breaks for SY 2017-2018:
Date Title 
Jun 12Independence Day
Jun 26Eid’l Fitr
Aug 28National Heroes’ Day
Oct 23 to Oct 27Start of Semestral Break
Nov 01All Saints’ Day
Nov 01All Saints’ Day
Nov 30Bonifacio Day
Dec 22Start of Christmas Break

Read the Department Order 25, series of 2017 here.



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