The school residence halls close during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Vacation, and Spring Break.
November 22 - December 2, 2013
Depart between Friday, November 22, 3:30 p.m. & Sunday, November 24, 12:00 p.m.
Return between Sunday, December 1, 12:00 p.m. & Monday, December 2, 9:00 p.m.
December 20, 2013 (10:00 p.m.) - January 8, 2014
9th/10th/11th graders depart between Friday, December 20, 10:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 22, 12:00 p.m.
12th graders & PGs depart between Saturday, December 21, 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 22, 12:00 p.m.
Return between Tuesday, January 7, 12:00 p.m. & Wednesday, January 8, 9:00 p.m.
March 14 - March 30, 2014
Depart between Friday, March 14, 3:30 p.m. & Sunday, March 16, 12:00 p.m.
Return between Saturday, March 29, 12:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 30, 9:00 p.m.
Families are responsible for arrangements for students during these periods. It is very important that families make vacation travel arrangements well in advance so that students do not have to leave school early or return late because of flight schedules. Note that the earliest departure times shown above are the earliest times that a student can leave school; when booking flights, allow sufficient time for the student to get to the airport and go through the security line.
The school provides transportation to and from the Albany Airport, train station, and bus terminal at the beginning and end of vacation periods for students who request it. Group transportation to JFK and Newark Airports is arranged at peak travel times; the cost of this transportation depends on the number of students traveling at the same time and is charged to students’ school accounts.
A number of school-sponsored trips are offered during Spring Break. In addition, international students are sometimes invited to stay at the homes of American students and are encouraged to take advantage of such opportunities when they arise. It is not advisable for students to stay at a hotel without adult supervision and the school requires detailed parental permission for such an arrangement.
Students who need assistance with vacation arrangements should speak to Ms. Fleishman, Coordinator of International Student Programs, several weeks before the beginning of the vacation period.