Welcome to our newHead of School, Carrie Kries!

Welcome to our newHead of School, Carrie Kries!

Welcome to our newHead of School, Carrie Kries!

September 2022

Thu-Sun
01-11

WMS Closed for Summer

Wed-Fri
07-08

Home Visits

Individual times will be sent in early September.

Fri
09

Health & Safety Zoom Meeting with Nurse Cheryl

Learn about current Health & Safety protocols at WMS.

Mon
12

WMS Opens for Phase In

Tue
13

Welcome Drinks for Hudson Families

Time: 5.30-6.30p, Location: 55 Hudson St. Meet the WMS administration team and other families in your child's class.

Thu
15

Welcome Drinks for Duane AM Families

Time: 5.00-6.00p, Location: 134 Duane St Meet the WMS administration team and other families in your child's class.

Thu
15

Welcome Drinks for Duane PM & 2s Full Day Families

Time: 6.00-7.00p, Location: 134 Duane St Meet the WMS administration team and other families in your child's class.

Mon
19

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (1.30-2.30p)

For Parents from Duane Classes 3, 4PM & 5PM only.

Mon
19

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Hudson Classes A, B & C only.

Tue
20

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Duane Classes 4AM & 5AM only.

Wed
21

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Hudson Classes D, F & GH only.

Mon
26

Rosh Hashanah - School Closed

Tue
27

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (1.30-2.30p)

For Parents from Duane Classes 2PM & 6PM only.

Tue
27

Coffee with Carrie in Staple Alley (9.30-10.30a)

For Parents from Duane Classes 2AM & 6AM only.

Wed-Thu
28-29

Hudson Parent-Teacher Curriculum Night

Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year. Classroom specific date/times to be circulated in the first week of school.

Wed
05

Yom Kippur - School Closed

Mon
10

Indigenous Peoples' Day - School Closed

Wed
12

Duane Parent-Teacher Curriculum Night

Exact Class Schedule TBD Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Thu
13

Duane Parent-Teacher Curriculum Night

Exact Class Schedule TBD Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Mon
17

October Mug & Muffin

Location: Duane Music Loft. Time: 1.15 - 2.15p All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Thu-Fri
10-11

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Tue
15

November Mug & Muffin

Location: Duane Music Loft. Time: 9.15 - 10.15p All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Wed-Fri
23-25

Thanksgiving Recess - School Closed

Mon-Mon
19-02

Winter Recess - School Closed

Tue
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Mon
16

Martin Luther King Jr Day - School Closed

Mon
20

President Day - School Closed

Tue
21

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day - School Closed

Wed
22

Staff Development Day - School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

Spring Break - School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Fri
07

Good Friday - School Closed

Thu-Thu
20-21

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Mon
29

Memorial Day - School Closed

Fri
16

Last Day of School for Children

Mon
26

First Day of WMS Summer Program

Tue
04

Independence Day - School Closed

Fri
28

Last Day of WMS 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, The 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, The 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.

A NYC institution

Today, The 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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