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Admissions Process for Second Grade (7/8s) through Fourth Grade (9/10s)


  • As of August 21st, you can either apply  online  (application fee payment by credit card only), or download our Application Form (payment by check). The application fee of $60 is a processing fee and is non-refundable as long as your application is processed.
  • Transcript Release Form
    Must be given to your child's current school to be completed and sent to Bank Street directly via email (, fax (212-875-4733) or mail:

    Bank Street School for Children Admissions
    610 West 112th Street, 2nd floor
    New York, NY 10025
  • Last Year’s School Report
  • A corrected written school assignment from a current class
  • Confidential School Report Form

Open House

Attendance at an Open House is an important step in the application process. The evening event lasts approximately 2 hours from 6:00-8:00pm with a general overview of the school: a presentation by the Dean of the School for Children; a short film that provides a “fly on the wall” experience of the three academic divisions; as well as a tour of the facility with a parent/student team.

The next Open House is Tuesday, April 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please register as space is limited.


Child Interview

The visits are scheduled for approximately 2 hours during a weekday

  • Groups consist of 3-4 children.
  • Children are taken on a brief tour of the school and then spend time working on materials involving reading, writing, and math.
  • Children spend 30 to 45 minutes visiting a classroom of students in their current grade.
  • Applicants are given academic assessments for approximately 45 minutes.

Parent Visit

Parents tour the school during the child’s visit and schedule an interview at a later date.

1) Parent Classroom Observation (tour):

  • Parents are invited to learn more about the program by experiencing firsthand what takes place in a classroom on any particular day.
  • The Visitor Coordinator places parents in a classroom in both the Middle School and Upper School Divisions when possible in order to get an overview of the educational approach through the years.
  • Every effort is made to visit the grade(s) to which families are applying.

2) Parent Interview

  • Interviews are scheduled as a second visit after the child’s visit and parents' classroom observation (tour).
  • Both parents are encouraged to come to the interview.
  • The interview provides an opportunity to get to know the family better, discuss what they are looking for in a school, and answer any questions they may have about the educational program, classroom visit, Open House, etc.

Financial Aid

If you are planning to apply for a Financial Aid award, please indicate so on the application and complete the Financial Aid forms using TADS. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on November 1st. All Financial Aid applications must be submitted by January 1st.

*Formal admissions testing is not required for applicants applying for the 7/8s-9/10s