The Washington Market School is now accepting applicationsLearn More

The Washington Market School is now accepting applicationsLearn More

The Washington Market School is now accepting applicationsLearn More

October 2020

Tue
27

6:30-8:00p: Ongoing Schools — Past Parents Speak

Mon
02

8:00-9:00p: Riding Emotional Waves with Calm & Clarity

Part Two of a Six Part Virtual Series with Rachel Henes, former Director of Hallways. Now more than ever, parents need support to create emotionally healthy and resilient home environments. This workshop series provides parents with practical and applicable tools to skillfully manage stress and anxiety, become aware of biases and judgements, and gain clarity on their core parenting values. Using research-based mindful parenting practices, these workshops help parents move from automatic pilot to intentional ways of showing up in their families during this challenging time. The Zoom links will be sent to those who RSVP. Please RSVP using the links in the latest newsletter.

Mon-Fri
09-13

Duane Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mon-Fri
09-13

Online Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mon-Sun
09-29

Virtual WMS Book Fair

Fri
13

Hudson Parent-Teacher Conferences — NO SCHOOL for Hudson Children

Thu-Fri
26-27

Thanksgiving Recess

School Closed

Mon-Fri
21-01

Winter Recess

School Closed

Mon
04

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Mon
18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

School Closed

Mon
15

Presidents’ Day Holiday

School Closed

Tue
16

Staff Development Day

School Closed For Children

Mon-Fri
29-09

Spring Break

School Closed (Includes Good Friday & Passover)

Mon
12

School Reopens For Children And Staff

Mon
31

Memorial Day

School Closed

Fri
18

Last Day Of School For Children

Mon
28

First Day Of Summer Program

Mon
05

Independence Day Weekend

School Closed

Fri
06

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.

Applications are Now Open

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

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Admissions

Your child is unique. So is our process. Applications are now open.

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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