The calendars for next year are out. Not surprisingly, He'atid once again leads the pack in total school days with 178. Though for some reason He'atid clone Westchester Torah Academy has only 172. I still think we should have as many days as the public schools, which have 180. We can make up for the chagim by adding days in June.
He'atid is having Professional Development day on Christmas, rather than on election day as most schools do (except this past year, when we needed to make up days lost to superstorm Sandy). So I guess the consultants are all Jewish & don't mind working then.
I'm a little concerned about Thanksgiving break being called Thanksgiving/Channukah break. Does that mean that when Channukah & Thanksgiving are on different days that they will need 2 separate breaks?
[Update: Harlem Hebrew will have 190 days. Though I'm guessing the high number was designed to help them accommodate the many students who will be taking off for Jewish holidays and who will need to make up for lessons lost]