Here are some common questions we’ve received. Please look through these FAQs before filling out a Contact Form.
Duane Street Location
Our Duane Street location offers half-day sessions in the morning (9am ‐ 12pm) and afternoon (1pm ‐ 4pm), and both sessions are for 5 days a week. Children who attend Duane Street must be at least 2 years old by September 30 of the year they start school, but do not need to be toilet trained.
Hudson Street Location
Our Hudson Street location offers full day sessions (9am-3pm) 5 days a week for toilet‐trained children. Children who attend Hudson Street are between 3 years and 5.02 years in September the year they begin school. There is also an After School Program available at this location from 3pm-6pm.
Please visit our Admissions page to learn more about our admissions process.
The WMS application process does not interview children. Instead, we believe it is important for, and therefore require, parents to participate in a thorough tour. During the tour, parents will have opportunities to meet the Enrollment team, the Site Directors, and the Head of School. All tours visit both sites, parents have the opportunity to observe the current children and teachers in the classroom. Parents are encouraged to ask questions at this time and learn as much as possible about our program. Every family with a child who is not part of the YOUNG 2s lottery, who submits a completed Application Form by the deadline, will be toured and considered for admission. If your child is selected in the YOUNG 2s lottery, you will be contacted to schedule a tour.
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.
Every family with a child who is 2 years and seven months or older, 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.
YOUNG 2s LOTTERY: Please see the YOUNG 2s lottery section for more information on the 2s lottery process.
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.
Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this cut-off 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. Please apply the following year.
Yes, you will have to complete a new Application Form.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (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.
You can find our most up to date tuition information HERE.
If you would like to learn more about possible evaluations and accommodations for children with special needs please CLICK HERE.