SCHOOL AGE

(Ages 4-12 years)

Children can start school at age 4 and must attend by the time they are 5 years old. The standard school year runs from mid-August until the end of June with vacations in the fall, winter and spring. Summer vacation typically lasts about six weeks.

Children start school when they turn four – whenever this might happen during the school year. If your child turns four (or five) in the summer, they will start as soon as school goes back into session. School hours begin between 8-9:00 and end between 15-16:00, with one half-day per week (usually Wednesday and/or Friday). It is not unusual for children to bike to school with friends when they are six – noted, the school has to be very close to their home!