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
29

Hudson A, D & GH - Parent / Teacher Curriculum Night (6-7p)

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

Wed
05

Yom Kippur - School Closed

Mon
10

Indigenous Peoples' Day - School Closed

Wed
12

Duane Parent / Teacher Curriculum Night

5.30 - 6.15pm - Duane 4AM & 5AM,

 

6.45 - 7.30pm - Duane 4PM & 5PM.

 

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

Thu
13

Duane Parent / Teacher Curriculum Night

5.30 - 6.15pm - Duane 2AM & 6AM.

 

5.45 - 6.30pm - Duane 3.

 

6.45 - 7.30pm - Duane 2PM & 6PM.

 

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

Mon
17

Past Parents Speak

5.30 - 7.00 p.m. - Hudson Gym

 

Sign up via the newsletter

Tue
18

October Morning Mug & Muffin

Location: Duane Music Loft. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m..

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Site Directors to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Wed
19

October Afternoon Mug & Muffin

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m..

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Site Directors 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 - 10.15am.

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Tue-Thu
15-17

Book Fair

Our in-person book fair will be held at Duane Gym. More details to follow.

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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About Admissions

Thank you for your interest in The Washington Market School.

Our Philosophy

We have a unique approach to admissions. It is our goal to have each parent experience the school through the eyes of their children.

Just like our curriculum, our admission process is rooted in connection and curiosity. Instead of interviews and assessments, our process aligns with our values and focuses on our community. 

After submitting an application, parents are invited to a school visit. During your school visit, parents learn, observe, and then participate in a conversation with our admissions team and educators together.

Our thoughtful process is designed to be inclusive, inspire confidence, and allow parents to experience how it feels to be a part of The Washington Market School.

We Don't Interview Children

We believe that formally interviewing and assessing children at this age is not informative. Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed and our teachers are highly trained to skillfully meet children where they are, which means our children are considered “ready” simply by virtue of joining our community.  

There are countless benefits to focusing on conversation and connection rather than formal interviews and testing. To us, the most important benefit is that prospective parents gain an authentic understanding of The Washington Market School experience and how truly special it is to be a part of our community.

The School Visit

The best way to experience The Washington Market School is to visit. Once inside our two uniquely beautiful sites, you will see children deeply engaged in their thoughtfully curated classrooms and witness extraordinary creativity in every learning space throughout. Prospective parents will leave having gained a comprehensive understanding of the child-centered mission of The Washington Market School, the breadth of our offerings, and a clear picture of our thoughtful approach to bringing Maria Montessori’s time-tested philosophy and the Reggio Emila methodology to life for our children ages 2-5.

Classroom Observation & Group Discussion

This part of the school visit is focused on your family’s values and your child’s age group. As part of your school visit, you will be invited to observe a classroom in real time. The observation allows parents to see what is actually happening within the classroom walls – you will experience just how special and meaningful it is to be immersed in The Washington Market School learning environment amongst peers and teachers.

Following the classroom observation, parents will spend time together participating in a group discussion facilitated by members of our Enrollment and Leadership Teams. Not only does this conversation provide meaning and context for your observation, but it also allows our prospective parents to gain clarity about the culture of The Washington Market School and how it will be a fit for their family.

We understand that choosing a preschool in New York City can feel overwhelming, and we value the opportunity to serve as your guide while you engage in our thoughtful admissions process.

Diversity

The Washington Market School is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. We understand that the impact of a long history of injustice cannot be fixed overnight. We can, however, dedicate ourselves to fostering a community where love and kindness guide our work toward a more just and equitable society. We embrace diversity in many forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, family structure, religion, ethnic or national origin and socioeconomic status. It is our goal to serve every member of our community with the promise that who they are will be respected and appreciated at The Washington Market School. As we work toward this goal, we are listening to underrepresented perspectives, examining our own biases, and learning how to grow.

As an ISAAGNY school, The Washington Market School is committed to the ISAAGNY non-discriminatory policy.  WMS also acts in accordance with the requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

Team

If you have any questions, please connect with the Enrollment Team at 212-233-2176 or email admissions@wms-nyc.org

Lauren Gilbertson
Director of Enrollment

Emma Rothstein
Enrollment Associate

Phone

212.233.2176

Application Process

When you are ready to get started, we will be here to guide you through each step.

From the moment you complete your application to the first day of school, the Admissions and Enrollment Team is here to guide you. Our goal is that you feel informed, confident, and encouraged throughout this entire process.

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