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Polk County School Calendars for 2022-2023: Public, Private, + Charter Schools

The Polk County School Board approved the 2022-2023 Polk County School Calendar {Florida} on February 22, 2022. A copy of the calendar for the next school year is below. A copy of the calendar for the next school year is below to help you plan out the academic year and schedule vacations or childcare for Polk County school holidays, staff development days, and other breaks. This calendar applies to all public schools in Polk County – high school, middle school, and elementary schools.

NEW for the 2022 – 2023 School Calendar: Early Release days have all been moved to a Friday and have also been moved to align with existing breaks. For example, there will be early release days on the Friday before Thanksgiving break, MLK weekend, and Spring Break. {For those curious about this change, watch the Polk School Board Work Session from Feb. 8 – start at the 21 minute mark}.

Spring Break is a week earlier in March than in previous years – March 13 – 17, 2022.

Please note that this is considered a TENTATIVE calendar and is still subject to change. Additional details and any future changes can be found on the Polk County Schools Website.

Charter schools (such as McKeel and some Montessori schools) and Private Schools all have their own calendars with different dates for the first day of school, last day of school, and holidays, links are listed below. 

Looking for the current school year calendar? See the Polk County School Calendar 2021 – 2022.

When is the first day of school in Polk County?

The first day of school in Polk County, FL is Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Charter schools (such as McKeel and some Montessori schools) and Private Schools all have their own calendars, see below or check directly with your school for the first day of school.

When is the last day of school in Polk County?

For the 2022 -2023 school year, the last day of school in Polk County, FL is Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

See the 2021 – 2022 Polk County School Calendar for the last day of the current school year. Charter schools (such as McKeel and some Montessori schools) and Private Schools all have their own calendars, see below or check directly with your school for the last day of school.

Polk County Public Schools Calendar 2022 – 2023

The calendar below was APPROVED during the PCSB meeting on February 22, 2022. This calendar is for all Polk Public Schools (not charter schools or private schools), and could still change if storm make-up days are needed.

Polk County Schools Calendar 2022 - 2023
Polk County Schools Calendar 2022 - 2023

Spanish and Haitian Creole versions of the calendar are available on the PCSB website, as well as printable calendars. (TIP – use the Calendar Feed option to add all dates to your Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar)

The Schools of McKeel Academy Calendar

The Schools of McKeel Academy (South McKeel, McKeel Central, McKeel Academy of Technology) approved the calendar for the 2022-23 school year on 3/10/22. Please note that McKeel schools do not participate in early release days.

McKeel School Calendar 2022-2023

For additional details and a printable calendar visit http://www.mckeelschools.com.

Private School Calendars

Below are links to Lakeland & Winter Haven Private School Calendars where we could find them.

If you attend a Charter school, check directly with your school for the calendar.

Education Guide

Check out our Education Guide for Lakeland + Polk County for other education topics including public schools, private schools, homeschooling, tutoring + test prep, school calendars, colleges, and more.