STREET FAIR MOVED TO SATURDAY MAY 14TH!Click here for more info!

STREET FAIR MOVED TO SATURDAY MAY 14TH!Click here for more info!

STREET FAIR MOVED TO SATURDAY MAY 14TH!Click here for more info!

May 2022

Wed
18

8:00-9:15p: Change Starts At Home: Parenting for a More Just World with Rachel Henes

Thu
19

Small Works 31 — Art Show

Mon
30

MEMORIAL DAY — School Closed

Tue
14

Last Day of School for Children

Fri
17

Last Day of School for Staff

Mon
27

First Day of Summer Program

Mon
04

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Summer Camp Closed

Fri
29

Last Day of Summer Program

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The Latest News

Events

The Street Fair: Celebrating 46 years of The Washington Market School!

DATE CHANGE: SATURDAY, MAY 14 11AM – 3PM

From the Classroom

On Preschool: A Letter from Ronnie

A recent article on the NPR website raised the interesting and somewhat frightening possibility that Pre-K was not all that it was cracked up to ...

Letters from Ronnie

From 6 to 300: Our Adventurous Path in Lower Manhattan

The Parents League of New York invited Ronnie to write an article they titled From 6 Children to 300: Our Adventurous Path in Lower ...

From the Classroom

Introduction to Class Parent Meeting: A Letter from Ronnie

We are here together at the end of January 2022, 22 1/2 months after we each became aware of a pandemic approaching. We had no idea of what it ...

Letters from Ronnie

Staying Strong: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market Community, As I wrote recently, we continue to be absorbed with news of Covid. This week’s letter will have news ...

From the Classroom

Musical Exploration with Evan

Hello from the WMS Music Studio! It has been such a joy getting to sing and dance with all of your wonderful children since September! It ...

From the Classroom

About The Movement & Drama Studio

Welcome to the Movement and Drama Studio at Hudson Street! For me it’s been a 17 year adventure in developing the idea of a special place ...

Letters from Ronnie

Thank You For Being With Us: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community, We are grateful for your support as we crafted our testing/Virtual School/return on Thursday and ...

From the Classroom

From Laurie & Hudson’s Art Studio!

Hello from the Hudson Street Art Studio! It’s hard to believe that December is almost over and 2021 is coming to an end! What a pleasure ...

From the Classroom

Caps For Sale: From the Library

When Susan, our school librarian, was a preschool student she remembers dramatizing a piece of children’s literature. As her teacher read ...

Letters from Ronnie

Experiencing Change: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, The days keep getting two minutes and 8 seconds darker but we know that after the winter solstice this will reverse and ...

Head of School Search

An Announcment from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Dear WMS Community: Last spring, I made the bittersweet announcement that our beloved founder and Head of School, Ronnie Moskowitz, would ...

From the Classroom

The Analog and Digital in Dialogue

“Is that color real?” — Rebecca, Room 3 Dear Families, It’s been an ...

Letters from Ronnie

Thank You for Trusting Us: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, As we begin to edge out of our pandemic related isolation and limited engagement with others, an interesting article in ...

Events

Books, Books, and More Books!

Our annual book fair is open to the community from now until Sunday, November 21. The Washington Market School receive 25% of all book sales, a ...

From the Classroom

Introducing Susan Bertram: Librarian and Extended Day Teacher

We are excited to introduce you to Susan Bertram, our new librarian and extended day teacher. Susan radiates positive energy and a love for ...

Letters from Ronnie

Childhood Is For Learning: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, I think it is worth taking a step back from our concentration on how we have been organizing the school in the time of ...

From the Classroom

Re-Introducing Julia Austen-Brown: Community & Events Coordinator

We’re so lucky to have Julia Austen-Brown as our Community & Events Coordinator. As a parent, experienced school volunteer, and expert ...

Letters from Ronnie

Guidelines for Health & Safety: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, It is October 1st, we have gotten through three weeks of school and we have only had to close one class and the ...

News

Re-Introducing Jaya Blakeslee: Duane Street’s Administrative Coordinator

Jaya Blakeslee is our beloved Administrative Coordinator at the Duane Street site. With years of experience and the greatest personality, Jaya is ...

Letters from Ronnie

A Clear Sense of Purpose: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community, Our superb staff is back and smiling at you under their masks. We are fully open, with our ...

News

Introducing Brooke Lowe: Hudson Street’s Administrative Coordinator

Brooke Lowe is our new Administrative Coordinator at our Hudson Street site. Coming to us from a small town in Connecticut, Brooke is ...

Letters from Ronnie

End of Year Appeal

Dear WMS Community, As we wrote you toward the end of 2020, the pandemic had led to a decrease in enrollment and an increase in expenses ...

Events

Evan’s Greatest Hits Fun’raiser

For a donation of $20 we will share a digital downloadable folder of Evan’s top 10 songs from this school year, including lyrics to allow ...

Events

Introducing Making Meaning: A Virtual Studio Arts Show

A great strength of The Washington Market School has been our ability to adapt to changing circumstances. When the times call for it, we can be ...

Head of School Search

Frequently Asked Questions about our Head of School Search

Will The Washington Market School’s Mission or Philosophy change with a new Head of School? No. The School’s mission ...

Head of School Search

Members of the Head of School Search Committee

Heather Burchyns: Site Director, Duane Street. Former Head of Admissions and Lower School Director, Mary McDowell ...

Events

Room to Grow: Clothing, Books, & Toy Drive

Collecting Baby Essentials for Room to Grow April 26-30

Letters from Ronnie

Much Work To Do: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, First, I want to thank you for your sweet notes, hugs, “Congratulations”, and wishes for the future after my ...

Head of School Search

A Letter from Oz Hanley on Ronnie’s Retirement

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we join in the announcement of the news today that our Head of School, Ronnie Moskowitz, will retire at the ...

Head of School Search

Our Beloved School: A Letter from Ronnie

Dearest WMS Community, I will be retiring from my position as Head of School on June 30th , 2022, at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. ...

Events

2021 Summer Camp

Dear WMS Families, We are excited to announce the details of our 2021 Summer Camp! Our fully in-person summer camp is a ...

Letters from Ronnie

Rededicating Ourselves: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, I paused after the horrific anti-Asian violence last week to reflect with my colleagues and try to ...

Events

Celebrating our 45th Birthday

UPDATE: Together, we raised over $250,000 for our school. Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this special community ...

Letters from Ronnie

Stories with Pictures: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, We understand that so much is going on. We continually wake up to a newsflash about the new Covid variant in NYC. Our ...

COVID-19

Testing and Travel Reminder for Presidents’ Day Weekend

Dear WMS Community, Ahead of the holiday weekend, we are looking forward to Presidents’ Day as well as an opportunity to celebrate ...

Letters from Ronnie

A Message from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, As the pandemic rages, with new, more contagious variants appearing and a vaccination distribution system under ...

COVID-19

A Letter from Nurse Cheryl: 1/15/21

Dear WMS Community, I would first like to thank all of our Washington Market families for your ongoing effort and support in helping us ...

Letters from Ronnie

Rays of Light: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, I am grateful for your understanding of our need for our school to enter into Pool Testing at this point in the ...

Letters from Ronnie

Taking Good Care: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community, To the whole WMS community—children, parents, teachers, staff and Board of Trustees, thank you ...

Events

Our Winter Sings & Introducing Evan Garfield

Winter Sings are a celebration of the season and the end of the calendar year. In a normal year, we all gather in the gym to sing and dance along ...

COVID-19

A Letter from Nurse Cheryl: 12/11/20

Dear Washington Market School families, Holidays are traditionally a time of joy, a time many of us long to spend with our family and ...

From the Classroom

We’ve Got Mail

In this unusual year, we have been exploring ways to connect with each other and share our appreciation. During studio classes, children eagerly ...

Events

Our Annual Food Drive

Please join us in supporting City Harvest for our Annual Food Drive THIS WEEK, see chart below for drop off information for each site. Nearly 1.2 ...

COVID-19

A Letter from Nurse Cheryl: 12/5/20

Hello Washington Market Families. As the holidays approach many of us will be making plans to be with friends, to travel, or even if travel ...

From the Classroom

Introducing Genna Scarano: Data Manager & Hudson’s Front Desk Coordinator

Genna Scarano is our multi-skilled Data Manager and Front Desk Coordinator at Hudson Street. She is also the person behind the Remini app and has ...

Letters from Ronnie

Thank You: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, The last eight months have been a time of heightened decision-making by many people at our school. At our weekly Admin ...

Letters from Ronnie

Staying Vigilant: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, We were saddened to hear that the NYC public schools will eliminate all physical presence beginning today, with no ...

Events

Join Our Online Book Fair

Our book fair is open to the community from now until Sunday, November 22. The Washington Market School receive 30% of all book sales, a fabulous ...

News

Remembering Dan Kohn

We are saddened to share that Dan Kohn passed away on November 1st at the age of 47.  As a former parent, Dan was a deeply valued member of the ...

From the Classroom

Introducing our Librarian: Sophie Dickinson

Sophie is thrilled to be starting her first year at WMS as the school’s librarian. Born and raised in rural Massachusetts, Sophie went on to ...

Letters from Ronnie

We’re Happy You’re On Board: A Letter from Ronnie

Dear WMS Community, I want to welcome you all to our 45th year, to those returning, to those who are with us for the first time, and to ...

Events

Raising Healthy Kids During High-Stress Times

A 6 Part Virtual Parent Workshop Series with Rachel Henes Now more than ever, parents need support to create ...

From the Classroom

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COVID-19

Our COVID-19 Response

Dear Washington Market School Community, In this time of unparalleled crisis and isolation, we remain strong and together. While we all ...

Letters from Ronnie

A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community, Last week I wrote that our city is at a point in handling the pandemic that has us believing that ...

Letters from Ronnie

A Letter from Ronnie

Dear Washington Market School Community, We have all been reading and listening to stories concerning the concept of opening schools ...

The Washington Market School is an early childhood center serving the community and its children since 1976.

Contact

The Washington Market School

55 Hudson St,
New York, NY 10013

212.233.2176

The Washington Market School

134 Duane St,
New York, NY 10013

212.406.7271