School closures

Due to health advisories about the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes in Yukon public schools are suspended until April 15. Find information about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Find school holiday dates

School calendars

School calendars are different for every school. Special events like parent-teacher interviews can affect when students are in school. Rural school calendars reflect the unique needs of their communities. Check with your school for daily schedules.

View the 2019-20 calendar for all Yukon schools.

2019-20 key dates for Whitehorse schools 

  • August 21, 2019: First day of school
  • December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020: Christmas break
  • March 16 to March 27, 2020: March break
  • April 10 to April 13, 2020: Easter weekend. There are no classes on Friday or Monday.
  • June 11 or 12, 2020: Last day of school 
  • The total number of school days is 180.

Future key dates for all Yukon schools

Key dates for Yukon schools for the 2020–21, 2021–22 and 2022–23 school years are also available. 

View the 2020-21 school calendar.

View the 2021-22 school calendar.

View the 2022-23 school calendar.

Future school calendar key dates are approved early in the year they come into effect. School communities will have the opportunity to revise these identified before the start of these school years.

Rural schools

Rural schools follow different school calendars than schools in Whitehorse. Each rural community in Yukon has a unique set of needs that need to be carefully considered when establishing school calendar dates. 

The first and last days of the school year may differ from school to school. Some schools take a one-week, rather than a two-week, spring break. Important dates for each school are identified in the school calendar synopsis.

Contact: 

For questions about school holidays email bob.walker@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-8226 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 8226. You can also contact your school directly.