Winchester School's Schedule

The instructional school schedule varies depending on the program your child is enrolled in. 

  • For children enrolled in the Pre-K3 class, the day starts at 8:45 am and runs through 12:00 noon, followed by nap time.
  • For children enrolled in Pre-K4 and kindergarten through second grade classes, the day starts at 8:45 am and runs through 3:00 pm.

Before and after-school care are available for all full-time students, beginning at 7:30 am and extending until 6:00 pm.


The Winchester calendar exceeds the Maryland State Board of Education minimum daily requirement of 170 instructional days.

A complete list of holidays and other important dates are included on the school calendar listed below: 

September 4 - First Day of School
September 26 - Hearing & Vision Screening
September 28 - International Dinner
October 5 - Back-to-School Night
November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences for Pre-K3 & Prek-K4
                            Staff Training Day (school closed)
November 8 - School Picture Day
November 21-23 - Thanksgiving (school closed)
December 4 - Founder's Day (Book Drive for School Library)
December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break (school closed)
January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
January 28 - Staff Training Day (school closed)
January 31 - February 1 - Parent/Teacher Conferences for all students
                                              School open for child care
February 18 - President’s Day (school closed)
April 15 -22 - Spring Break (school closed)
April 22 - Parent Teacher Conferences for Pre-K3 & Prek-K4
                   Staff Training Day (school closed)
May 27 - Memorial Day (school closed)
May 31 - Field Day (rain date: Monday June 3)
June 5 - Last Day of School for Students
June 10 - First Day of Summer School