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Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now CLOSED.  

The Washington Market school is a member of ISAAGNY and complies with their admissions schedule, therefore, all Admissions notifications will be emailed MARCH 1st, 2017. 

Tours are for applicant families only. Unfortunately we are unable to offer tours in advance of receiving an application. Please visit the admissions section for details. 


April 19: Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group - Duane Street - 6:00-7:30PM - Space is limited, RSVP only

April 25: WMS Small Works Art Show Family Reception - Hudson Street - Duane Street Families: 5:00-6:00PM, Hudson Street Families: 6:30-7:30PM - $40 donation per family, all proceeds benefit Art Programs at WMS - Please visit 

April 25: "Grandfriends" Day at Hudson Street! Check with your classroom for details 

May 4: Mug n Muffin - Duane Street - 1:15-2:00PM 

May 5: Mug n Muffin - Duane Street - 9:15-10:00AM

May 11: Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop - 6:00-7:30PM - Duane Street - Space is limited, RSVP only

May 15-21: The Annual WMS Online Auction! Details to come. 

May 20: WMS Street Fair! - 10AM-3PM - Duane Street (btw West Broadway & Church) - Please visit for more information!

May 29: No School - Memorial Day

May 30: Ongoing Schools Meeting - 6PM-8PM - Hudson Street




Sheila Wolper

Sheila Wolper has served on the WMS Board of Trustees since 1995. She is a certified Montessori teacher and is the founding Director of Beginnings Nursery School. Sheila has been an educator for over 36 years and received a dual Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Supervision and Administration from Bank Street College of Education. Sheila has been an adjunct instructor in the Child Development Certificate Program at NYU School of Continuing Education for the past 15 years. She is the co-author of Playgroups, A Complete Guide for Parents. For the past 15 years, Sheila has attended workshops throughout the United States, to study the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. In 2004, she was part of an international delegation of 300 educators who visited Reggio Emilia, Italy for a weeklong conference. Sheila is currently volunteering at WMS, reorganizing the Materials for the Arts Resource Center at Hudson Street and creating a new MFA Resource Center at Duane Street.

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