When do DC-area students head back to school?

For many D.C.-area school systems, August means getting ready to return to the classroom.



Here’s a breakdown of when students across the area go back to school.

School System State Start Date
Fredericksburg City VA Aug. 8
Stafford VA Aug. 9
Rappahannock VA Aug. 10
Manassas City VA Aug. 10
Spotsylvania VA Aug. 10
Culpeper VA Aug. 10
Fauquier VA Aug. 10
Frederick MD Aug. 17
Fairfax VA Aug. 22
Manassas Park City VA Aug. 22
Prince William VA Aug. 22
Alexandria City VA Aug. 22
St. Mary’s MD Aug. 24
Loudoun VA Aug. 25
Arlington VA Aug. 29
Baltimore MD Aug. 29
Falls Church City VA Aug. 29
D.C. D.C. Aug. 29
Prince George’s MD Aug. 29
Montgomery MD Aug. 29
Baltimore City MD Aug. 29
Howard MD Aug. 29
Charles MD Aug. 29
Anne Arundel MD Aug. 30
Calvert MD Aug. 30
Carroll MD Sept. 6
Harford MD Sept. 6

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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