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Washington Market School-Duane St.

134 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013

(212) 406-7271


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Montessori method of education is guided by each child's inner-curriculum, time table, and drive to learn about life. It combines corresponding materials and activities with the individual freedom, social experiences, and adult guidance necessary for each child to fulfill his/her own developmental needs.

The goals of the school are the development of self-confidence, independence, and concentration in an evironment created from the aspects of the Montessori philosophy, and to nurture in children their inherent interest in learning and creativity.

(Extracted from school webpage)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school