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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Programs

Creating the best experience for every student, through daily opportunities to learn
and explore.

Find Your Program

Expertly created to nurture and support children, our classes
are customized for different schedules and age groups.

Half Day

Half day classes engage in the same rich curriculum as that of the full day program but does not include lunch and rest. Half day students have a studio class and gym time every day. Our half day program includes both mixed age classrooms and a Young 2’s program that specifically focuses on the developmental needs of our youngest students.

  • The Half Day program is offered for students ages 2 to 5 at 134 Duane Street.
  • Children attend a half-day session from either 8:45AM-12PM or 12:55PM-4PM, 5 days a week.
How To Apply

Full Day

Full day classes offer a comprehensive curriculum, lunch and rest time every afternoon. Students participate in structured activities as they observe, explore, ask questions, and connect. Children participate in a studio class and have gym time or a trip to the park every day. Our full day classes are all mixed-age classrooms and offer many developmental benefits. Students help each other, mentor one another and learn from their younger and older peers.

  • The Full Day program is offered for potty-trained students ages 3 to 5 at 55 Hudson Street.
  • Children attend a full-day session from 9AM-3PM, 5 days a week.
How To Apply

A note about Half Days

Because of the large number of sibling and legacy students, new families are typically offered the afternoon session, from 1PM-4PM. Although afternoon sessions often require some scheduling adjustments, many of our afternoon parents appreciate spending relaxing mornings as a family, form close bonds with other new families, and find that their children are still able to meaningfully engage in school activities.

From our Community

“School admissions can be daunting in NYC, but somehow Washington Market felt different – thoughtful, kind and caring. The process felt more like a conversation about the best interests of our children and family rather than an evaluation.”

“One of the things that we found so special about Washington Market is how exactly right it was for our two very different children - it has been a magical place for our kids to grow.”

“WMS is a warm and wonderful environment where children are encouraged to explore, learn and have fun. The school is its own force field of positive energy and love.”

Additional Programs

We offer early morning sessions, after-school enrichment courses and summer programs.

Extended day and summer programming offers additional learning opportunities including gymnastics, music, soccer and chess while providing more support to parents’ schedules.

Find Out More