Calendar of events and closings for 2017-18. Please note, these calendar events may be updated or amended, so please contact us  if you have any questions.

Our preschool is open 12 months, which allows for continuity of care and a consistent routine for your child.

While we do close for certain holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur), we have chosen to remain open for some of the holidays when many Jewish schools are typically closed (Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, and Shavuot). On these days, we provide programming that is aligned with the holiday being celebrated, and we offer opportunities for parents to engage in a holiday experience with their child/ren. Our Spring Break is aligned with Passover, to allow our teachers and staff the ability to observe the holiday with their families.

We remain open until 6:00 pm in the winter-time. This means families may pick up children after Shabbat has begun on Fridays. We see this as an opportunity to welcome Shabbat together at school and we offer Shabbat-specific programming  and curriculum to the Ahava community during the Winter months.


  • August 21-25
    Teacher Preplanning Week – No Classes
  • August 27
    Meet & Greet, 4-5:30pm (Additional Charge/Advanced Registration)
  • August 28
    First Day of School
  • September 4
    Labor Day, School Closed
  • September 20
    Erev Rosh Hashanah, Noon Dismissal
  • September 21-22
    Rosh Hashanah – School Closed
  • September 29
    Erev Yom Kippur, Noon Dismissal
  • October 9
    Columbus Day/Teacher Work Day, No Classes
  • October 11
    Open House for Prospective Families, 9-10am
  • November 15
    Host National Jewish Early Childhood Network, Professional Day for Faculty, No Classes
  • November 22
    School’s Out Camp, Advance Registration/Additional Charge
  • November 22-24
    Thanksgiving Break, No Classes (School Closed 23-24)
  • December 25-January 1
    Winter Break, No Classes
  • December 26-29
    School’s Out Camp, Advance Registration/Additional Charge


  • January 2
    Teacher Workday, No Classes
  • January 11
    Open House, 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • January 15
    MLK Day, School Closed
  • January 31
    Parent Teacher Conferences, No Classes
  • February 19
    President’s Day – Professional Development Day for Teachers, School Closed
  • February 21
    Open House, 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • March 30
    Passover Seder – School Closed
  • April 2-6
    Spring Break, No Classes
  • April 2-6
    School’s Out Camp – (Additional Charge/Advance Registration)
  • April 30
    Teacher Workday, No Classes
  • May 14
    Parent Teacher Conferences – No Classes
  • May 28
    Memorial Day, School Closed
  • July 4
    Independence Day – School Closed
  • August 20-24
    Teacher Work Week, No Classes
  • August 27
    First Day of School