Huntsville Back-to-School Guide

In only a few weeks, many schools in Huntsville and Madison County will be starting back. That means now is the time to start making sure your kids have everything they need for a successful year. This guide will help you get organized and make a note of important dates in your school calendar.  

Huntsville-Madison School Calendar for 2022 

Huntsville City Schools 

  • Back to School: August 2, 2022 
  • Fall Break: October 3-7, 2022 
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25, 2022 
  • Winter Break: December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 

Madison City Schools 

  • Back to School: August 3, 2022 
  • Fall Break: October 3-7, 2022 
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25, 2022 
  • Winter Break: December 19, 2022 - January 3, 2023 

Madison County Schools 

  • Back to School: August 3, 2022 
  • Fall Break: October 3-7, 2022 
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25, 2022 
  • Winter Break: December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023 

Start Dates for Private Schools in the Huntsville-Madison Region 

August 1, 2022 

  • Huntsville Christian Academy 
  • Madison Academy 
  • Montessori School of Huntsville 
  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School 
  • Whitesburg Christian Academy 

    August 3, 2022 

    • Bethlehem Christian Academy 
    • Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School 
    • St. John the Baptist Catholic School  

    August 8, 2022 

    • Oakwood Adventist Academy 

    August 9, 2022 

    • Westminster Christian Academy 

    August 10, 2022 

    • Big Cove Christian Academy 
    • Randolph School  
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    First Day of School Downloadable Designs 

    Click here to download our free first day of school signs!

    School Supply Lists & Where to Get Items 

    Most schools in the Huntsville-Madison area have their school supply lists available on their websites. If your school has not yet updated to the 2022-2023 year, you can use the lists for the prior year to get a close idea of what your child will need. You can then purchase or find them for free in-store or online at the reputable sources provided.  

    Huntsville City Schools 

                      Madison City Schools 

                                            Madison County Schools 

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                                                              Where to Buy School Supplies? 

                                                              For the best back-to-school shopping deals, take advantage of these local resources to find the best school and art supplies, clothing, shoes, electronics, and books. 

                                                              Where to Ask About Free or Low-Cost School Supplies? 

                                                              These organizations are known to help low-income individuals and families and will sometimes have free items like backpacks or sell them at their thrift stores.  

                                                                  Where to Donate School Supplies? 

                                                                  Items donated to these charities are distributed to schools and teachers in Huntsville and Madison County throughout the year.  

                                                                  Items can also be dropped off Monday-Friday at 3054 Leeman Ferry Road.  

                                                                  • Huntsville Police Department School Supply Drive 

                                                                  Supplies can be dropped off throughout the month of July 2022: 

                                                                  - Public Safety Complex at 815 Wheeler Ave. 

                                                                  - North Precinct at 4014 N. Memorial Pkwy. 

                                                                  - South Precinct at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd. 

                                                                  - West Precinct at 2110 Clinton Ave.  

                                                                  Where to Find School Uniform Apparel? 

                                                                  If your child’s school requires a uniform, there are many locations throughout Huntsville that offer affordable apparel appropriate for most institutions.   

                                                                  Many Huntsville schools have partnered with Dennis Uniform to make it easy for parents to find and purchase the correct clothing items. Simply search for the institution and begin shopping. If your school doesn’t have a chosen apparel provider, you can still purchase items from their onsite store or online.  

                                                                  • Campus Embroidery - 4211 Oakwood Ave NW 

                                                                  A great place to have school logos embroidered on polos, sweaters, and other required uniform pieces.  

                                                                  Their Uniform Shop offers short-, and long-sleeve polo shirts in a wide range of colors and sizes. You can also find pants, dresses, shoes, backpacks, and other clothing accessories your child will need to complete their apparel.  

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                                                                  Additional School Resources 

                                                                  Here are a few local and general resources you can use to make your family’s school year better.  

                                                                  • Rocket City Mom: A Huntsville-based website started by stay-at-home mom Jennifer Breuer. It’s a catch all for parents needing advice on everything from food and health to school and fun activities happening in the area.  
                                                                  • UCP Therapy Center: Offers occupational, physical, and speech-language therapies to children with cerebral palsy and 180 additional diagnoses in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley. 
                                                                  • After School Programs: A free program offered by the Huntsville Parks & Recreation for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents can register their child at their preferred recreation or community center.  
                                                                      ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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