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
29

Hudson A, D & GH - Parent / Teacher Curriculum Night (6-7p)

Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Wed
05

Yom Kippur - School Closed

Mon
10

Indigenous Peoples' Day - School Closed

Wed
12

Duane Parent / Teacher Curriculum Night

5.30 - 6.15pm - Duane 4AM & 5AM,

 

6.45 - 7.30pm - Duane 4PM & 5PM.

 

Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Thu
13

Duane Parent / Teacher Curriculum Night

5.30 - 6.15pm - Duane 2AM & 6AM.

 

5.45 - 6.30pm - Duane 3.

 

6.45 - 7.30pm - Duane 2PM & 6PM.

 

Meet with your child's teachers and learn about the classroom curriculum for the year.

Mon
17

Past Parents Speak

5.30 - 7.00 p.m. - Hudson Gym

 

Sign up via the newsletter

Tue
18

October Morning Mug & Muffin

Location: Duane Music Loft. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m..

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Site Directors to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Wed
19

October Afternoon Mug & Muffin

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m..

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Site Directors 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 - 10.15am.

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Heather to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Tue-Thu
15-17

Book Fair

Our in-person book fair will be held at Duane Gym. More details to follow.

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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Curriculum

Rooted in research and led by experts in early education, our courses inspire a lifelong passion for learning.

What They’ll Learn

Designed for young minds, our school environment fosters
growth in a range of developmental areas.

Worktime

Worktime is a cornerstone of our Montessori-inspired classrooms and the foundation of our day. Students collaborate in small groups or work independently on a project. They are encouraged to explore the classroom materials, ask questions and notice sensory details like sounds, shapes and textures. It’s a time for self-discovery where they learn about their preferences, accomplish goals and hone new skills.

Meeting

Meeting serves as a time for gathering together and community building. During meeting children share ideas, practice turn taking, and engage in active listening. While work time focuses on an individual’s interests, meeting time fosters growth in becoming members of a larger community. Curriculum specific content is also shared during meeting and it serves as an anchor of our daily routines.

Movement & Drama

Exploring movement and dramatic play helps teach literacy through storytelling—as well as physical and social development. The studio teacher introduces music, props, puppets and more. Then, children take the lead, creating their own imaginary worlds with set pieces, props, costumes, masks, light and images from the magical overhead projector.

Art

In our art studio, students explore different materials and methods such as painting, printmaking, clay sculpting, drawing, cardboard construction, collage, and more. Art is a key tool to help children develop their ability to pair language skills and fine motor skills with their imagination and creativity. When it’s time for the annual art show, our school transforms into a playful gallery space.

Chess

A growing body of research shows the exhaustive benefits of studying chess—especially at a young age. In young learners, chess is proven to develop problem-solving skills, increase creativity, improve memory and develop both sides of the brain. In partnership with Chess At 3 founder Tyler Schwartz, our unique children’s program was designed to maximize the profound benefits of learning chess and created to suit preschool students. In our interactive chess studio, children learn sportsmanship, math, storytelling, and the rudimentary rules of the game.

Music

Our music teachers bring top-tier qualifications to the studio, with professional performing credentials as well as extensive experience in early childhood education. Through music, children learn confidence and explore creativity. They notice rhythm, harmony and melody. Improvisation and group music let them discover a musical community where every student’s input is valued. During our Winter and Spring Sings, families are invited to join their child’s class and music teacher singing favorite songs from the semester.

Library

Library time helps foster a lifelong love of reading from an early age. Both our Hudson and Duane locations have a library designed with young book-lovers in mind. With the help of our dedicated school librarian, students learn skills like requesting subject matter, sitting with a chosen book, and returning that book to its proper place. Our school librarian also serves as a resource for teachers and enhances classroom curriculum with thoughtfully chosen books for the classroom.

Programs

With convenient offerings outside of school hours, we best support differing schedules while students have time for fun and mastering new skills.

Our after-school, early drop-off and summer programs enhance their experience and provide ample opportunity to best support your schedule.

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