Bank Street School for Children

  • Collaborative and Interdisciplinary
  • Social Justice
  • Educating the Whole Child
  • Critical Thinking

Bank Street School for Children

A school within a college

Bank Street is recognized as the gold standard in progressive education. The two main programmatic divisions are the School for Children, which educates children from nursery through grade 8, and the Graduate School, which prepares adults to teach and work in schools all over the world. Teachers with Bank Street degrees are in demand. The combination of the Graduate School and the School for Children in the same setting creates a unique synergy between children and teachers.

A leader in progressive education

As the city’s premier progressive school, we are focused on all aspects of children’s development. Our excellent curriculum is dynamic, age-appropriate, responsive to children’s needs and relevant to their lives.

Our faculty

Our teachers are well-trained (65% hold a Master’s degree from our Graduate School) and thoroughly knowledgeable about children and child development. They are experts in the field and our greatest resource.

Community & diversity

Hallmarks of our mission, we work hard to deliberately create a community that is broadly inclusive and reflects the diversity of our multicultural society.

We are a Nursery through Grade 8 school

Our faculty specialize in nurturing the intellectual, social and emotional lives of young children and early adolescents. By 8th grade, children are developmentally ready for the change to high school. We take pride in our high school admissions process, which ensures that our graduates attend the high school that is the best fit for each student.

Why Bank Street School for Children

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