STREET FAIR MOVED TO SATURDAY MAY 14TH!Click here for more info!

STREET FAIR MOVED TO SATURDAY MAY 14TH!Click here for more info!

STREET FAIR MOVED TO SATURDAY MAY 14TH!Click here for more info!

May 2022

Wed
18

8:00-9:15p: Change Starts At Home: Parenting for a More Just World with Rachel Henes

Thu
19

Small Works 31 — Art Show

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
29

Last Day of Summer Program

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The Washington Market School is an early childhood center in Lower Manhattan serving the community and its children since 1976.

Welcome to WMS

A child-centered, nurturing environment designed to spark curiosity and inspire a lifelong love of learning.

we’ll guide you through every step

Admissions

Your child is unique. So is our process.

Applying to The Washington Market School is a bit different—first off, we don’t believe in formal interviews with children. Moreover, during the admissions process you’ll get a chance to sit in on classes, meet other prospective parents, and get to know our community. With one-on-one support and open conversations, we’ll guide you through every step.

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From our Community

“School admissions can be daunting in NYC, but somehow Washington Market felt different – thoughtful, kind and caring. The process felt more like a conversation about the best interests of our children and family rather than an evaluation.”

“One of the things that we found so special about Washington Market is how exactly right it was for our two very different children - it has been a magical place for our kids to grow.”

“WMS is a warm and wonderful environment where children are encouraged to explore, learn and have fun. The school is its own force field of positive energy and love.”

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The Street Fair: Celebrating 46 years of The Washington Market School!

DATE CHANGE: SATURDAY, MAY 14 11AM – 3PM

From the Classroom

On Preschool: A Letter from Ronnie

A recent article on the NPR website raised the interesting and somewhat frightening possibility that Pre-K was not all that it was cracked up to ...

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