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November 2021

Thu-Fri
11-12

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Thu-Fri
25-26

THANKSGIVING RECESS — School Closed

Mon-Fri
20-31

WINTER RECESS — School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Mon
17

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY — School Closed

Mon
21

PRESIDENTS’ DAY — School Closed

Tue
22

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day — School Closed

Wed
23

Staff Development Day — School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
14-25

SPRING BREAK — School Closed

Mon
28

WMS Reopens for Children and Staff

Fri
15

Passover & Good Friday — School Closed

Thu-Fri
28-29

Parent/Teacher Conferences — School Closed for Children

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
05

Last Day of Summer Program

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Application Process

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

COVID-19 VIRTUAL APPLICATION PROCESS

In an effort to keep our community safe & healthy, The Washington Market School follows public health guidance to safely conduct our admissions process. 

Half Day

All students are eligible for the Half Day program.
Students born between (7/1/2017 – 9/30/2020) may ONLY elect Half Day

Full Day

Students born between (6/1/2017 – 9/30/2019) may also elect Full Day

New to WMS

For ALL age groups and sessions
Admissions notifications will be January 28th.

1

Apply

Submit an application that corresponds with your child’s age group by December 15th.
Note: there is a $50 application fee.

2

Virtual School Tour

After you submit an application, you will be able to access the online Admissions Calendar to schedule your virtual school tour.

3

Small Group Discussion

Within the same admissions calendar will be an opportunity to schedule a group discussion with 2-3 other families. Weather permitting, we will hold these meetings in Staple Alley, an outdoor space located right behind our Hudson Street campus. There will also be an opportunity to join a small group discussion via Zoom later in the admissions season if that is a family's preference.

4

Optional Physical Walk-through

After the Large Group Tour and the Small Group Discussion are completed, parents will have an option to schedule a physical walk-through of one of our sites.

Sibling/Legacy

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.
Early notification will be January 10th.

1

Apply

Sibling and legacy families are eligible for Early Notification. Submit your application by December 1st, 2021 for Early Notification by mid-January. Any sibling / legacy applications submitted after December 1st will be considered with our General Application pool.

2

Virtual School Tour (optional)

If your family has been out of the school for more than two years, we would like to invite you to tour again, however it is not a requirement.

3

Enroll

The Enrollment Office does its best to accommodate session requests, but cannot guarantee that we can give families their first-choice preference.

Virtual School Tour

This is a virtual tour of our two sites: Duane Street and Hudson Street. During this Virtual School Tour, parents will learn about our educational philosophy and programming at WMS. Our hope is that you get a sense of the campuses, see inside our classrooms, studio spaces, libraries, gyms and more.

Tours last for one hour and are for parents only.

Small Group Discussion

Following your Virtual School Tour, we invite prospective parents to participate in a Small Group Discussion with 2-3 other families. It is an open conversation about your classroom observations and also an opportunity to ask in-depth questions about the school. All parents should plan to attend this step in our application process.

Discussions last for 45 minutes and are for parents only.

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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