On Monday, the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) released its schedule for the upcoming school year. Parents, start planning your vacations for the next year!
The first day of classes will be Aug. 28 and the last will be July 16, 2024.
The calendar applies to all preschools and primary and secondary schools, both public and private, that are part of the national education system. Developed by SEP and the educational authorities of each federal entity, the school year will comprise 190 days of activities.
Seasoned parents in Mexico’s education system know that the School Technical Council’s sessions take place the last Friday of every month and school activities are canceled on these days. Throughout the 2023-24 cycle, the council will have 8 ordinary sessions.
Major dates for the 2023-2024 school calendar include winter break (December 18-29) and spring break (March 25 – April 5). School will be adjourned on Nov. 2 and 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb 5., March 18 and May 1 and 15 to observe official holidays.
Schools will also be closed for students on the “administrative workdays” days when teachers carry out certain administrative activities. In the upcoming academic year, the administrative discharge will happen on November 14, March 15 and July 12.
SEP also shared the pre-registration dates for the 2024-2025 school year for preschool, elementary school and secondary school. These will take place from February 1 to 15, 2024.
Although this year’s school calendar ends on July 26, several northern states, including Sinaloa, Coahuila and Nuevo León have decided to end mandatory classes sooner due to the high temperatures currently affecting the region.