At the Washington Market School, we offer a comprehensive and collaborative approach to navigating the kindergarten application process in New York City. This highly individualized experience centers the child every step of the way.
Step 1: The lay of the land
We begin our unique exmissions process a year in advance with a comprehensive seminar that outlines the kindergarten application process. Parents walk away with a thorough understanding of application requirements, deadlines, and the various school options available within New York City.
Step 2: The preliminary school list
In preparation for application season, we hold one-on-one meetings with parents to identify an optimal list of schools for their child. The child’s unique strengths and interests, as well as geographic, philosophical and religious factors, guide our conversation. This process helps families develop a school list that maximizes the chances of finding the right ongoing school match for them.
Step 3: The application process
Our exmissions team guides each family through each school’s unique application process, including touring, interviews, and recommendation letters. We not only help you stay on top of deadlines and technicalities — we’re there to provide feedback and help make strategic adjustments.
Step 4: The strategy session
After all applications have been submitted, our exmissions team reconvenes with each family to reassess strategy. Based on feedback from parents and admissions directors, we may add or remove target schools to bolster each family’s chances of acceptance.
Step 5: The school report
For children applying to ISAAGNY (Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York) schools, we develop a comprehensive, confidential report. With great care and attention from teachers and site directors, we produce detailed, written reports that thoughtfully and accurately represent your child.
Step 6: The communication plan
Assistance is provided to parents in navigating critical, thoughtfully crafted correspondences with schools. This includes feedback on professional references, parent statements, and ensuring effective communication with the relevant individuals at each school.
Step 7: The final choice
Once schools have sent out decisions, our exmissions team helps guide families in making their final choice. If additional considerations such as waitlists come into play, our team endeavors to better understand each situation and secure an excellent outcome for every child.
Our exmissions process strives to ensure each child moves on to a school that feels like a just-right match where they will thrive and excel.
Children from The Washington Market School are often accepted to:
Avenues: The World School
Basis Independent School
The Brearley School
Brooklyn Friends School
The Browning School
The Buckley School
The Chapin School
City and County School
Columbia Grammar and Prep School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Dalton School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
The Gateway School
Grace Church School
Greenwich Country Day School
The Hewitt School
Horace Mann School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Mary McDowell Friends School
Marymount School of New York
The Nightingale-Bamford School
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Poly Prep Country Day School
Riverdale Country School
Rye Country Day School
The Spence School
Speyer Legacy School
St. Ann's School
St. Bernard’s School
St. David's School
St. Luke's School
Trevor Day School
United Nations International School
Village Community School