Our annual events have become cherished traditions that celebrate the collective spirit of The Washington Market School community.
Each year, we organize a series of vibrant and engaging events for our families, friends and neighbors to come together, connect, and contribute to the growth and success of our school.
This long standing tradition brings together the 200+ families, many decades of alumni, and our neighbors and community members at large. The Street Fair consists of arts and crafts run by each classroom, family-sponsored food vendors, and children's entertainment, including magicians, live music, and inflatable slides. All funds raised through the Street Fair are allocated to the schools general operations that support our students and community. Each year, we count down the days to this celebration that embodies the strength and togetherness of our school community and neighborhood.
Our annual Gala and Auction is an exciting event that brings together parents, teachers, and our Board of Trustees. An online silent auction that opens a week prior to the big event creates a buzz within the whole school community, bidding on a wide array of items, from luxury vacations to gift cards donated by local partners. At the Gala, the live auction is filled with energy, as bidders engage in friendly competition for exclusive experiences and unique treasures. A vibrant cocktail party is in full swing, with guests enjoying signature drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Laughter and music fill the air as everyone hits the dance floor. The Gala and Auction raise funds for the school while fostering community and a commitment to quality education.
Our annual art show is a captivating display of Montessori and Reggio-inspired classroom art projects, delighting children, parents, and friends alike. For three days, the art gallery opens its doors, showcasing the creative masterpieces crafted by our young artists. The vibrant and imaginative artwork captures the essence of the children's explorations and self-expression. The art show provides a platform for the children to share their artistic achievements, fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment. It is a celebration of creativity and an opportunity for the entire community to witness the remarkable growth and artistic development of the young artists.
Our annual Book Fair is a magical event that sparks a love for reading amongst our young learners. The fair is filled with shelves lined with colorful and captivating books, inviting children to explore new worlds and embark on exciting literary adventures. Offering a diverse selection of age-appropriate books, from beloved classics to contemporary favorites, there is certainly something for every young reader. The event also features engaging activities such as storytelling sessions, author visits, and interactive reading corners, enhancing the immersive experience. The book fair supports our school’s commitment to igniting a lifelong passion for reading, nurturing imaginations and cultivating a love for literature.