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Every dollar directly supports Bank Street’s commitment to progressive education for children and adults.

Your gift to Bank Street supports progressive education in action and furthers our mission and work. We seek to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. When you make a gift to Bank Street, you are casting a vote for children, education, and progressive ideals.

In the words of our founder Lucy Sprague Mitchell’s credo: “We see in education an opportunity to build a better society.” 


I give to the Annual Fund to enable the Graduate School to prepare more teachers and educators in the same exceptional way that I was prepared. It is a way for me to honor and recognize the wonderful teachers at this remarkable institution of learning.
James (Jim) Clay, GSE '88
President, Bank Street College Alumni Association
Bank Street is unique because it inspires you to be a better human being and teaches students to own their craft and have the courage of their convictions.
Robin Hummel, GSE '05
Director of Bank Street's Math Leadership Program
Progressive education considers art, music, and movement as essential as math, science and other academic disciplines.
Gabriel, SFC '87
Bank Street has taught me to try new things and come out of my shell. It has also made me feel comfortable asking questions and has helped me respect other people’s opinions even when I don’t agree with them.
Josh, SFC '13
From his earliest years, I wanted a place for my son where the teachers are passionate about their craft, passionate about his learning and development; and passionate about creating a nurturing community. We found that and more at the Family Center.
Lara Galinsky
Parent of Family Center Alum, Class of ‘17

Why Give

Your contribution makes a direct impact on both educators and students. A donation to Bank Street helps make it possible for our educators to guide children to become leaders of tomorrow. Thanks for supporting Bank Street!