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What is the application process for The Washington Market School?
Please visit our Admissions page to learn more about our admissions process.
Do you hold interviews during the application process?
At WMS, it is important for parents to get to know our school and our community. We therefore require parents to participate in a campus tour and group interview as part of the application process. During the tour, parents will have opportunities to meet the Enrollment team, the Site Directors, and the Head of School. All tours visit both locations, where parents have the opportunity to observe the current children and teachers in the classroom.
We do not believe in interviewing children as a part of the admissions process. Instead, we prioritize connection and conversation with parents and families. Parents are encouraged to ask questions at this time and learn as much as possible about our program. If you would like to learn more about our admissions philosophy please visit here.
Is there financial assistance available?
We are committed to economic diversity in our community, and believe finances should not be a barrier to attending school. As a non-profit, we have the privilege of being able to raise funds every year for our Tuition Assistance program. You can find out more here.
Do you give preference to siblings and legacies? If my child has sibling status, am I guaranteed a spot?
We do our best to accommodate every sibling after placing our returning students. We may not always be able to offer your choice of session.
Are applications considered on a first come, first served basis?
Every family with a child who is eligible to apply, who submits a completed application form by the deadline, will be toured and considered for admission. Admission to the school is not dependent on when you submit an application or when you tour as long as both are completed within the deadlines.
Do you accept first-choice letters or letters of recommendation?
The Washington Market School does not require either of these items. However, any additional information sent to the Enrollment Office will be added to your file.
My child will turn 2 years old just after the age deadline. Can we still tour and apply?
Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this date. To apply, your child must be 2 years old by September 30 of the year they start school. It is important that we adhere to our cut-off dates for consistency and fairness among families. However, we look forward to receiving your application the following year!
I applied to WMS last year. Do I have to re-apply this year?
Yes, you will have to complete a new application form. You will not need to complete a tour of the school again, however we do ask that you complete another small group interview.
What are your tuition rates?
You can find our most up to date tuition information here. Tuition rates are subject to change from year to year.
What if I need more information about admissions?
Please read over the Admissions portion of our website. If your questions are not answered in this section, please contact our Enrollment Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 212-233-2176. Due to the large number of inquiries we receive during the admissions season, please allow up to three days for us to respond.