The Department of Education (DepEd) released the School Year (SY) 2018-2019 calendar. The classes open on June 4, 2018, and are expected to end on April 5, 2019. This School Year calendar is implemented on public schools while private schools can start their classes no later than August 31 as provided in Republic Act (RA) No. 7797.

The 2018-2019 school year consists of 208 class days. This is inclusive of the five days of In-Service Training and the three days for Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) as indicated in DepEd Order No. 25. Overall, students are expected to go to classes for 200 days.

Private schools may adjust the number of school days but it must not be less than 200 days nor longer than 220 days. Add to that, the schools must first notify their respective regional offices (ROs) if they plan to deviate from DepEd’s school calendar.

The implementation of the SY 2018-2019 Calendar of Activities is strictly mandated as indicated in Enclosure No. 1. In addition, the said guidelines also allow ROs and the schools division offices to give support in school activities, particularly in classrooms. They are also tasked with monitoring the progress of schools and the evaluation.

June 1, 2018
June 4 - Start of classes (can vary in private schools)
June 12 - Holiday: Independence day
June 15 - Holiday: Eid'l Fitr
With Tentative schedule:
Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT)
July 1, 2018
June 2-31 - Deworming of school children
August 1, 2018
August 9-10 - First quarter exams
August 18 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
August 21 - Holiday: Ninoy Aquino Day
August 22 - Holiday: Eid'l Adha
August 27 - Holiday: National Heroes Day
With Tentative schedule:
National Career Assessment Examination for Grade 9
October 1, 2018
October 5 - World Teacher's Day
October 18-19 - Second quarter exams
October 22 - Start of sembreak
October 27 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
October 29 - End of sembreak/Classes resume
With Tentative schedule:
Accreditation and Equivalency Test 
November 1, 2018
November 1 - Holiday: All Saints Day
November 2 - Holiday: All Souls Day
November 30 - Holiday: Bonifacio Day
With Tentative schedule:
Administration of PEPT
December 1, 2018
December 22 - Start of Christmas break
December 30 - Holiday: Rizal Day
With Tentative schedule:
National Musabaqah
January 1, 2019
January 2 - End of Christmas break/Classes resume
January 10-11 - Third quarter exams
January 19 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
January 26-Feb. 27 - Early registration for Kindergarten to Grade 12
January 28-Feb. 1 - National Festival of Talents
February 1, 2019
February 5 - Holiday: Chinese Lunar New Year's Day 
March 1, 2019
March 14-15 - Fourth quarter exams for Grades 6 and 12 
March 21-22 - Fourth quarter exams for Grades 1-5 and 7-11
With Tentative schedule:
National Achievement Test for Grade 6 and 10 
April 1, 2019
April 1 to 5 - End of school year rites (graduation and moving up ceremonies)
April 5 - Last day of classes
April 9 - Holiday: Araw ng Kagitingan
April 11-12 - Distribution of report cards and parent-teacher conference
April 15 - Start of summer classes
April 18 - Holiday: Maundy Thursday
April 19 - Holiday: Good Friday
With Tentative schedule:
Palarong Pambansa
May 1, 2019
May 1 - Holiday: Labor Day
May 24 - End of summer classes

Enclosure Nos. 2 and 3 have indicated the school holidays to be observed, but also gave schools the right to observe holidays that are also not indicated on the list as long as the activities are beneficial to the students’ learning process and the total number of class days are still followed.

Make-up classes are allowed due to class cancellation brought about by holidays, celebrations, natural and man-made calamities. The make-up classes will be based on the agreement of school heads and the Parent-Teacher Associations. The respective regional offices may issue a regional school calendar regarding make-up classes and school events.

Related: Official start of classes 2018-2019