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 - Labor Day (school closed)
September 5 - First Day of School
September 21 - Hearing & Vision Screening
September 22 - International Dinner
November 13 - Staff Training Day (school closed)
November 22-24 - Thanksgiving (school closed)
December 22-January 1 - Winter Break (school closed)
January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed)
January 29 - Staff Training Day (school closed)
January 31-February 2 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 19 - President’s Day (school closed)
March 26-April 2 - Spring Break (school closed)
April 13 - Staff Training Day (school closed)
May 28 - Memorial Day (school closed)
June 7 - Last Day of School for Students
June 11 - First Day of Summer School