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How long is your winter break? A calendar check of Tampa Bay schools.

Some schools are closing for the holidays this week; others won’t be done for a few days. Then it’s lights out until early January.
Some schools have already closed for the holidays, but everyone should be off by the end of the day Dec. 20.
Some schools have already closed for the holidays, but everyone should be off by the end of the day Dec. 20. [ Times (2015) ]
Published Dec. 13, 2019

It’s been a long semester. Students, teachers and staff are ready for a rest. Here’s a look at when winter break starts and when classes resume in January for public schools, colleges and a sampling of private schools in the Tampa Bay area. A link to each school’s academic calendar is included.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Hillsborough County public schools:

Last day before winter break: Dec. 20

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Pinellas County public schools:

Last day before winter break: Dec. 20

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Pasco County public schools:

Last day before winter break: Dec. 20

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Hernando County public schools:

Last day before winter break: Dec. 20

(End of semester early release days Dec. 18-20)

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

University of South Florida:

Last day of fall semester: Dec. 12

First day of spring semester: Jan. 13

St. Petersburg College:

Last day for full fall term, 12-week express session and second eight-week session: Dec. 13

First day for spring full term and first eight-week session: Jan. 13

First day for Weekend College: Jan. 17

First day for 12-week express session: Feb. 10

Hillsborough Community College:

Last day of fall term: Dec. 10

Spring term begins: Jan. 13

Pasco-Hernando State College:

Last day of fall term: Dec. 6

Spring term begins: Jan. 13

University of Tampa:

Last day of fall semester: Dec. 12

Spring semester begins: Jan. 21

Eckerd College:

Last day of fall semester: Dec. 13

Spring semester begins: Jan. 28

St. Leo University:

Last day of fall semester: Dec. 6

Spring semester begins: Jan. 14

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Hillsborough County

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy

Fall semester ends: Dec. 19

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Berkeley Preparatory School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 19

Classes resume: Jan. 6

Jesuit High School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 20

Classes resume: Jan. 6

Tampa Catholic High School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 20

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Tampa Preparatory School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 18

Last day for faculty: Dec. 20

Classes resume: Jan. 6

Pinellas County

Calvary Christian High School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 19

Classes resume: Jan. 6

Clearwater Central Catholic High School

Fall semester ends: Jan. 20

Faculty and staff return: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 8

Northside Christian School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 20

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Shorecrest Preparatory School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 19

Classes resume: Jan. 6

St. Petersburg Catholic High School

Fall semester ends: Dec. 20

Classes resume: Jan. 6

Pasco County

Academy at the Lakes

Fall semester ends: Dec. 19

Teachers return to work: Jan. 6

Classes resume: Jan. 7

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High

Fall semester ends: Dec. 20

Classes resume: Jan. 6