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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Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions & Enrollment

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 The Washington Market School, it is important for parents to get to know our school and our community. As such, we require parents to participate in a school visit which includes a group interview for parents only as part of the application process.  During the school visit, parents will have opportunities to meet with different members of The Washington Market School team and community.  Parents will also have the opportunity to observe teachers and currently enrolled children in their beautiful classrooms.

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.

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 and submits a completed application form by the deadline will be invited for a school visit and considered for admission. Admission to the school is not dependent on when you submit an application or when you visit 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 and return to us for a school visit. We look forward to getting to know your family better. 

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 admissions@wms-nyc.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.