Greenville County Schools Releases 2025-26 Calendar

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Greenville County Schools has released the 2025-26 student calendar. Students will start the school year on Monday, August 11, 2025.

The last day of school will be Friday, May 22, 2026. In accordance with state law, the calendar includes 180 scheduled instructional days and ten professional development/teacher workdays.

As a reminder, GCS now releases calendars two years in advance so that families and staff can plan in advance. The 2024-25 student calendar for the upcoming school year was released in December 2022.

The last day of school before Winter Break will be Friday, December 19, 2025, and the first day back will be Tuesday, January 6, 2026. Spring Break is March 16-20, 2026. The day before Winter Break (December 19, 2025) and the last two days of school (May 21-22, 2026) will be half-days for students.

Other holidays include Labor Day (September 1, 2025), Thanksgiving Break (November 26-28, 2025), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19, 2026) and Presidents’ Day (February 16, 2026).

In addition, students are out of school on April 6, 2026 and three professional development/teacher workdays: October 13, 2025, January 5, 2026, and March 13, 2026.

High school graduations are scheduled for May 18-22, 2026.

The Superintendent finalizes the school calendar after receiving recommendations from the Calendar Committee, which comprises parents, teachers, principals, and staff. The Calendar Committee solicits input from parent groups and school faculties, and its recommendations also reflect state requirements and factors such as testing dates set by the State Department of Education.

Written by Greenville County Schools.