Share with friends! Post your opinion of The Washington Market School on Facebook.
Based on 16 ratings
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Unfortunately this school cares more about money than its students. This year they decided to get rid of the 3 day option for students because "5 days is what we think is best for your child" - apparently all children are the same then according to this school - that thinks 5 days is whats best for EVERY child. The driving force here is economics not whats best for the children. I have seen children who have attended the school over the years. Some 3 days, some 5. The three day-ers were no less educated, or socially able than the 5 day-ers and in fact in many circumstances i saw a lot of three day kids that were more advanced (all round) than the 5 day kids. They provided no support behind why they think its best for the kids - they just followed with the pricing for the now mandatory 5 day program. Pushing families that could afford the 2 or 3 day program out because the 5 day program is now out of their means. I think this school started out great with great teachers. I think the administration have ruined it completely, making it about money to the absolute detriment of the children. Also since the storm they have a serious bug problem. with waterbugs on the floor with the kids.
Find a different school for your children. This school is unorganized and uncaring. It's basically a daycare center for the locals in the area. There are a few nice teachers but most of them are just shoveling the children around. From what I can see, there is not much learning happening in the empty curriculum they try to implement which is such a shame and a waste of time. The security is very loose. A child can easily slip out the door. The head of the school is unwelcoming and very closed minded. If your child doesn't fit into this cookie cutter image she has in her head you will definitely have a problem. Not all independent school are good and this one is really not the best, maybe one of the worst I've seen lately. Save yourself the time and aggregation, and your children the trauma , choose another school. This one is very disappointing.
I'm reading some of the reviews here and it almost seems like they are not talking about the same school my daughter is going to. This is our second year and we have nothing but great things to say about the school. The teachers are very experienced and nurturing. My daughter is thriving there and all of the parents we know there are also very happy with the school.
Two very different schools. duane v Hudson. Duane is lovely and Hudson is a mess. Sadly Hudson is under control of the head of the entire operation. In the last several years, the school has more than doubled and the head can't handle it. Stuffing children into corners, dealing with demanding parents with ongoing concerns and basic operational questions has been too much for the head and Hudson has suffered terribly. All love duane street and nearly all dislike or are ambivalent about Hudson. I'd suggest going elsewhere where parent input and interaction is valued.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
Got a question about New York schools?
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Get timely updates for The Washington Market School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.