Celebrating 47 Years of The Washington Market School at ourStreet Fair on Saturday, June 3rd!

Celebrating 47 Years of The Washington Market School at ourStreet Fair on Saturday, June 3rd!

Celebrating 47 Years of The Washington Market School at ourStreet Fair on Saturday, June 3rd!

June 2023


Last Day of School for Children


First Day of WMS Summer Program


Independence Day - School Closed


Last Day of WMS Summer Program

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Application Process

Our application window is closed for the 2023-24 School Year. Please reach out to the admissions office at admissions@wms-nyc.org with any inquiries.

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.



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

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 6, 2023


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.


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


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.


Early notification will be Friday, January 27, 2023.



Sibling and Legacy Families are eligible for Early Notification.

Deadline to apply for Early notification: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Any Sibling/Legacy applications submitted after December 1 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.


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.



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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