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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Application Process

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wms-nyc.org.

2023-24 Application

Our application for the 2022-23 school year goes live on Tuesday, September 6th.

Duane Street

All students are eligible for the Half Day program at Duane Street.

Students born between (10/1/2020 – 9/30/2021) may ONLY elect either a Half Day or a Full Day at Duane Street.

Hudson Street

Students born between (6/1/2018 – 9/30/2020) may also elect a Full Day option at Hudson Street.

New to WMS

For ALL age groups and sessions
Admissions notifications will be Thursday, March 2, 2023.

1

Apply

Submit an application that corresponds with your child’s age group.
Note: there is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

2

School Visit

After you submit an application, you will be able to access the online Admissions Calendar to schedule your school visit. The school visit (for parents only) will last approximately one hour and consists of a site tour, a classroom observation, and a round table discussion with fellow applicant parents and members of The Washington Market School Enrollment and Leadership Teams.

3

Join Us for Admissions Events

We invite you to get to know us better. We host a number of expert speakers during the school year to help parents in high-achieving school communities create more conscious, emotionally healthy, and justice-oriented cultures at school and home. Your attendance at any of these free events will undoubtedly bolster your understanding of who we are and what we stand for. All applicant families are invited to attend so as to gain a deeper understanding about The Washington Market School community.

In past years, we have offered expert sessions on:
- Raising Resilient Children
- “Is This Normal?” Understanding Perfectionism and Pressure in Parenting
- Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in High-Achieving Schools

4

Be In Touch

We are here to answer your questions and provide you with additional information and guidance along the way. Please reach out to us at admissions@wms-nyc.org as needed.

Sibling/Legacy*

Early notification will be Friday, January 27, 2023.

1

Apply

Sibling and Legacy Families are eligible for Early Notification. Submit your application by December 1st, 2022 for Early Notification on January 27, 2023. Any Sibling/Legacy applications submitted after December 1st will be considered with our General Application pool.

* A sibling is defined as a child whose brother or sister attends/ed WMS. A legacy is defined as a child whose parent attended WMS.

2

School Visit (optional)

If your family has not been enrolled at The Washington Market School for more than two years, we encourage you to visit us again; however, this visit is not a required component of your application.

3

Enroll

We do our best to accommodate session requests, but due to the high demand for enrollment at The Washington Market School, we cannot guarantee that we can honor first-choice session preferences.

School Visit

Your school visit will include a deep dive into our time-tested educational philosophy and programming at The Washington Market School. During your visit, you will see our beautiful campuses, spend time inside our thoughtfully curated classrooms, studio spaces, libraries and gyms and engage in meaningful conversation with fellow prospective parents and members of our knowledgeable team.

Round Table Discussion

Following your tour and classroom observation, prospective parents will participate in a Round Table Discussion with two to three other families. This is an open conversation about your classroom observations and also an opportunity to ask in-depth questions about The Washington Market School. Attendance and participation in a Round Table Discussion following your tour is a required component of our application process.

Financial Aid

We are a nonprofit organization and we value economic diversity in our community, Every year, we raise and award funds for our Tuition Assistance Program.

To assist our Financial Aid Committee, The Washington Market School subscribes to the TADS financial application system. TADS is an independent organization that provides need-based analysis to help private schools determine the financial need of their applicants.

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