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May 2022


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


Small Works 31 — Art Show


MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed


Last Day of School for Children


Last Day of School for Staff


First Day of Summer Program


INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed


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.


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.


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.


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.

A 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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