DepEd Calendar of Activities for School Year 2023 – 2024

The Department of Education released its calendar for the School Year 2023 to 2024 activities under the DepEd Order No. 22, s. 2023 otherwise known as the Implementing Guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2023-2024. The main purpose is to allow community learning centers and schools to carry out school activities while maximizing instructional time according to the objectives and goals of the MATATAG Agenda in the most efficient and effective manner.

In compliance with Republic Act No. 11480 or the Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty Class Days, the School Year 2023-2024 will start on the 29th of August, 2023 and will end on the 14th of June, 2024. Read about the DepEd School Calendar and get to know all the activities that will take place this school year.

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What Is the DepEd School Calendar 2023-2024?

The DepEd Start of Enrollment is from August 7 to 26, 2023, followed by the DepEd Oplan Balik Eskwela on August 14 to 19, 2023. the total number of school days will be not more than 220 school days for the current school year. The DepEd Parent-Teacher Conferences and distribution of report cards are conducted at a specific time and date after the quarterly examinations scheduled by the schools.

Before the opening of classes, the National Schools Maintenance Week or Brigada Eskwela is observed. In the DepEd calendar for the current school year, it falls on these dates: August 14 to 19, 2023. This is a school activity that is participated by parents, teachers, community members, students, and stakeholders to voluntarily give time and some resources to gear up the classrooms and other school facilities for the opening of classes.

The DepEd Calendar and Activities for 2023 to 2024 has four quarters including one semestral break before the third quarter. To give you an idea of the exact dates when each quarter begins and ends, check the following:

  • The First Quarter is from August 29 to October 3, 2023.
  • The Second Quarter is from October 31 to January 23, 2024.
  • The Semestral Break is between January 24 to 26 and January 29 to 30, 2024.
  • The Third Quarter is from January 31 to April 4, 2024.
  • The Fourth Quarter is from April 5 to June 10, 2024.

This school year, students will have their Christmas break between December 18, 2023 to January 2, 2024. The End of School Year break, on the other hand, will take place from June 17 to August 25, 2024. so the key dates here to keep in mind are:

  • Opening Date: August 29, 2023, Tuesday
  • Closing Date: June 14, 2024, Friday
  • End of School Year Rites: See Calendar

Special Guidelines for ALS and PSUs

For the Alternative Learning System, learning intervention also formally opens on the 29th of August, 2023, the same day as the opening for public formal basic education. However, the duration of the program depends on the individual agreements of the learners according to the pre-assessments as well as recognition for prior learning.

On the other hand, private schools and state or local universities and colleges in the Philippines may follow the omnibus implementing guidelines regarding the school year calendar while adopting the provisions specified in RA 11480 on matters of the class days total number. Moreover, schools are required to report in advance or document any deviation from the said guidelines to the concerned regional offices.

In case of any inconsistent provisions, all DepEd Orders including some related issuances, regulations, and other rules will be automatically rescinded, repealed, or changed accordingly. It’s important to understand all the guidelines for school heads and parents to create a better learning environment for all students across the country.

Important Pointers to Consider

  • Community learning centers and schools are only allowed to follow local and national holidays that were lawfully declared.
  • All schools must implement in-person learning as the primary mode of learning delivery. Private schools should implement any of the options including Blended Learning Delivery Modality, five days of in-person classes, or Full Distance Learning.

Under the BLDM, private schools may have three days of in-person classes with two days of distance learning MDL, TV/RBI, or ODL. For example, they can have in-person classes from Mondays to Wednesdays distance learning from Thursdays to Fridays, or in-person classes from Mondays to Thursdays and distance learning on Fridays.

Regarding the Monthly School Calendar of Activities for School Year 2023-2024, the relevant dates to keep in mind are those declared holidays, days for Co-Curricular Activities, Home-School Collaboration Related Activities, INSET, and administration of Quarterly Examinations. For the Year-End Deliberation of Awards, the set date should be ten calendar days before EOS while any financial clearance is prohibited in all public schools.

Video: DepEd School Calendar and Activities 2023-2024

In this video, you will learn about the DepEd Order No. 022, s. 2023 and get to know the guidelines for the implementation of the school calendar and activities in all schools nationwide. In just about four minutes, you will be introduced to the important dates you should note throughout the school year.


The DepEd School Calendar 2023-2024 aims to advance educational effectiveness and facilitate pedagogical excellence in all schools in the Philippines. The Implementing Guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2023-2024 helps enhance the learning environment for students in public and private schools. The issuance of such guidelines follows the aspiration of DepEd to give the necessary parameters for CLCs, schools, and other educational institutions to organize school-related initiatives.

It’s important to have these guidelines in order to align all institutional activities with strategic learning goals for the benefit of the learners regardless of their grade or year level. The DepEd MATATAG Agenda, hence intends to create a synergy between the Department and schools that is both harmonious and productive.

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