School Calendar

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UIS runs on a year-round, northern hemisphere school schedule with the school year beginning in July and ending in June.  The year is divided into two semesters, each made up of two “terms.”  Secondary students get report cards each term, and primary students receive report cards each semester.  Here is a general calendar of how our school year runs and some of the special events.  All events occur at both campuses unless otherwise noted:

Term 1: Late July through late September

  • Open House
  • Student Representative Council (SRC) leadership retreat (Secondary)
  • External standardised testing
  • Sports Day (Primary)
  • Eastern Highlands Sports Tournament (Secondary)
  • Choir and Band concerts
  • High School Retreat

Term 2: Early October through mid-December

  • PSAT, SAT, and ACT testing (Secondary)
  • Middle School retreat or field trip
  • Carnival (hosted by Secondary for the community)
  • Eastern Highlands Sports Tournament (Secondary)
  • Choir and Band concerts
  • Semester cumulative exams (High School)
  • Empty Christmas Tree (community service project)

Term 3: mid-January through late March

  • Invitational Sports Tournament (Secondary)
  • Book Festival (Primary)
  • Eastern Highlands Sports Tournament (Secondary)
  • Choir and Band concerts
  • High School play

Term 4: early April through mid-June

  • Eastern Highlands Sports Tournament (Secondary)
  • External standardised testing
  • Talent Night (Secondary)
  • AP Exams
  • Grade 8 play
  • UIS Invitational Sports Tournament
  • SRC Representative elections
  • Sports Day (Secondary)
  • Junior/Senior Banquet
  • Choir and Band concerts
  • Grade 6 Graduation
  • Awards Night (Secondary)
  • Grade 12 Graduation and Reception

Please contact us to request a more detailed, current calendar or start/end dates for specific terms.