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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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Our History

Like our students, we started small.

The Story

Over forty years ago, Ronnie Moskowitz founded The Washington Market School to provide high-quality early education for the children of her beloved neighborhood.

1976

Humble beginnings

The year was 1976, and Ronnie’s first lesson had just begun: a meeting of 6 students in her Washington Market (as TriBeCa used to be called) loft. This small class sparked a lifelong love of early education for Ronnie and laid the foundation for decades of nurturing young minds. Word spread and with the support of local artists and early neighborhood pioneers, the school grew.

1981

Establishing roots

By 1981, Washington Market School received its first charter from the New York State Department of Education—but it had outgrown Ronnie’s small loft. In 1988, together with local parent-architects, Washington Market School designed & opened a location on Hudson Street. Three years later, a second location was added at Duane Street with new classrooms, a library, music loft, art studio & more.

2000’s

Raising the bar

The early 2000’s were an exciting period of growth. In 2001, the Duane Street location doubled in size, annexing the space next door. Two years later, the Hudson Street location added two classrooms, a new library and studio spaces for drama, music, movement, art, and chess. In 2010, the Duane Street campus added two more classrooms, a gym, and rooms for music and art. Then a loft space became a light-filled library at Duane Street in 2016.

An NYC institution

Today, Washington Market School is a thriving community of parents, educators, students and graduates. But in so many ways, it still feels like a home away from home: as close-knit and intimate as Ronnie’s first classroom.

Meet Our Staff

Our Campus

Where children create, explore and learn.

The Washington Market School campus is composed of 2 spacious locations: 134 Duane Street and 55 Hudson Street, both located in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Each site has been thoughtfully designed by leading architects with the education of young children in mind.

Classrooms are open and bright to create an aesthetically pleasing environment for young doers and thinkers. There’s ample space for parents, caregivers, and visitors to watch children at work.

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