Stay Organized with These Free Printable Academic Calendars for 2023-2024

This is one my favourite times of the year, where I get to share the new collection design with you. As always I’m kicking off the new collection with the printable academic calendars!

Year after year, I gather your suggestions, to try to create a design you all will enjoy using. This year’s design was inspired by dreaming of flowers and sunshine during a dreary end to winter. I’m calling it Summer Garden. I hope that it bring a dash of cheer to all your plans.

If you’re ready to dive into the new collection, seize your chance. Scroll on down and check out the new calendars.

This image starts with dark green text that reads "Planners and Planning". Under the text a brown leather planner is lying open on a wood desk. The planner is in landscape orientation and shows a monthly calendar page for July 2023. Under the picture is more text that reads "2023-2024 Academic Calendars."

The Summer Garden Collection

Every year I have a lot of fun creating new design for the calendars and other planner printables. Pairing different colours together, playing with a variety of fonts, all with the goal of figuring out what works together. I easily spend days working on this part alone. And I love it! But the best part, my most favourite part, is right now when I get to share this with you.

Going for a walk with my dogs inspired last year’s Forest Simplicity collection while this year’s inspiration started with colour tone. I knew I wanted a colour palette of midtones. The colours that sit right in the middle, not too pale but not too saturated either. I even shared a poll in the Scatter-Brain’s Guide group to see if vibrant or muted mid-tones were more popular.

Despite muted winning the poll, the results were really close and so I decided to choose colours that were right in the middle. As I was collecting colour ideas, I kept coming back to thinking of flowers and warm sunny days. We had a very dreary and cold spring and I found myself longing for those first blooms to start arriving. And so, I once again found myself creating a design with a rainbow colour palette.

When I started looking at fonts I was drawn to chunky, heavier fonts with a retro vibe to them. Easy to read, but still adding a dash of whimsy. Type faces that made me think of summers from when I was kid. Promotions for parades, festivals, ice-cream, and popsicles. When I added the fonts to the colours Summer Garden came to life.

I hope that this year’s design brings a bit of cheer to your planning like it brought a bit of cheer to my dreary winter.

This image shows a teal and white leather planner lying open on a wood desk. The planner only shows the top two thirds of the centre of the planner and a two page monthly calendar for July 2023 is on the pages. Under the picture is text that reads "Summer Garden 2023-2024 Academic Calendars."

The Printable Academic Calendars for 2023-2024

Now that I’ve rambled on about how the design came to be, let’s get to the reason you’re here.

While I have a lot of fun with pretty bits, I put just as much effort into the function of the calendars. I try to take and implement as many of your suggestions as I can. Trying to balance everyone’s personal preference can be a challenge, but I love to try to meet as many of them as I reasonably can.

So, I’m happy to announce that this year I was able to figure out then one request I receive over and over again. This year, calendars are lined!

Now, I know that lined calendars are not for everyone, so I tried to balance both preferences. The lines inside the calendar are dashed making them softer. In addition, I used a lighter colour for them so that your writing will stand out.

My hope is that this combination will work for everyone. Feel free to share your opinion with me in the comments. I would love your feedback.

Two Pages per Month Calendars

Nothing has changed with the layout of these. You still have your choice of a Sunday or Monday start. The notes column is the last on the right and the empty date boxes are still lined for extra notes.

Just like last year, the year on a page calendar is the first page of these sets. The half letter size versions are formatted the same as last year. They’re all set to print double-sided and you can still fold them to create a booklet. Be sure to see the printing instructions at the end of this post for more information.

Single Page per Month Calendars

Just like the ones above, there are no major changes to note with these one. They too have a year on a page and rainbow notes page.

The half-size version is also formatted the same. It’s easy to print double-sided and can be folded to form a booklet if that’s something you want. Just like the two page version, please see the printing instructions at the end of this post for more information.\

Printing Instructions for the Half-Size Academic Calendars

Most of the printing inquiries I receive are usually around how to best print the half-size versions of the printables. Wether you choose the two-pages per month or the single page per month, the instructions are the same.. If you have any questions, drop them in the comment section and I’ll be happy to answer them.

For those who want to print them double-sided.

  1. Open the file in your PDF reader.
  2. Select Two-Sided or Double Sided if you have a duplexer, or select Odd Pages if you manually flip.
  3. If your printer has a duplexer, be sure that Short-Edge binding or Flip on Short Edge is selected.
  4. Print.
  5. If you need to manually flip your pages, do that now and the print Even Pages.
  6. Cut in half and punch as normal OR fold in half to create a booklet.

For those that want to print them single-sided, you just need to press print. Cut and punch as normal.

Tell Me What You Think!

That’s it for the printable academic calendars. But before I sign off, I know that many like to print in greyscale. I did a test print before I finalized the colour options and they print well in grayscale.

The rest of the collection is ready and waiting for you to check out. All you need to do is click the box below to hop over to the Summer Garden Collection page.

And now for the fun part – I would love to know what you think. Do you like the design? Is there something you would change? Drop me a line in the comments below, or come on over the Facebook group and share your thoughts.

You can join the Facebook group by clicking this link –> The Scatter-Brain’s Guide Facebook Group

Until Next Time,

Happy Printing!

This image shows a brown leather planner lying open on a wood desk. The planner only shows the top two thirds of the left hand page and shows half of a two page monthly calendar for July 2023. Under the picture is text that reads "2023-2024 Academic Calendars."

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for your gorgeous calendars. I did notice that there is a mistake for the month of June (at least on the Sunday Start one month per page calendars, those are the ones I use.) June 1 is marked as a Friday, when in fact June 1, 2024 is a Saturday. This messes up the rest of the month. Thanks for your time in making these!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Sam. Thank you sooo much for letting me know about the mistake on the single page Sunday start versions. I will get that fixed right away and update the PDF. I should have the correct one uploaded by the end of day today (July 19). I really do appreciate you letting me know. I hope you enjoy the calendars (once they’re all correct).

      1. I love your calendars and can’t wait to use them. Was the Sunday start calendar updated? Because I can’t seem to access it. Looking forward to using it to organize my children’s school schedules. Thanks for your time and effort on these, they are the only calendars I use anymore!

        1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

          Hi Jennifer, yes, the Sunday ones were updated. The links have been fixed and all should be working again.

  2. These are so pretty, I love the style of them! Thank you for creating these and sharing them, I’ve been using your calendars for YEARS at work and share your website with my coworkers all the time!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Ash, thanks for the kind words. I’m thrilled that you like the new collection. I hope you enjoy using them.

  3. I’m a teacher and love to use your free academic calendar each year! Thank you so much! I noticed this year, that I am unable to download the 23-24 Academic Calendar, Letter Size, Sunday Start, 2 Pages/Month. Will you be making that calendar available to to download soon?

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Charity, I’m thrilled that you enjoy using my printables. The Sunday start ones had a problem with one of the months and I had to fix them. The links should be working now.

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