Bank Street School for Children

New York City’s Leading Nursery-8th Grade Progressive School


The World Is Our Classroom

Bank Street students connect with the world beyond our campus every day—from expeditions in New York City to explore big ideas to the use of technology to explore the richness and diversity of other cultures.
  • Science lab chemistry experiment at Bank Street Upper School
    From our labs to our classrooms, learning is hands-on at Bank Street
  • Kindergarten students learn math while making whoopie pies
    Our youngest students learn math through cooking
  • A grad students works with middle school students on a social studies project
    A teacher works with middle schoolers to explore geography
  • Upper School students take music lessons
    Each student has an opportunity to learn through instrumental music classes
  • Bank Street Wood Shop
    Students explore architecture and engineering in our woodshop

Bank Street School for Children & Family Center Benefit 2019!

Come join us and help raise funds for Bank Street!

Thursday, March 7, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Edison Ballroom
240 W. 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

A View With A View
View the blog

A Terrible Teacher

When I tell people that I work in a school, their reaction is, “Oh, what do you teach?” My knee-jerk response is, “I don’t teach; I would be a terrible teacher, the worst teacher ever!” But, It’s not really true. I can teach if I know the material that I’m teaching, whether it’s demonstrating how […]


Middle School student playing chess in the Afterschool Program

After School Programs

Extended day programs that build community and foster learning.
Children from different classrooms and age levels come together in extended-day programs that offer hands-on activities such as music, dance, cooking, drama, and outdoor play. There’s so much to do—from tap dance to chess, coding to karate, woodworking to cooking, pottery to Super Science.
After School
Campers run on the grass wearing their lime green camp shirts

Summer Camp

An enriching summer experience.
Between June 18 and August 31, Bank Street offers developmentally appropriate recreational programs for children between pre-k and 8th grade, including Spanish Immersion, STEAM, Theater, and Sports. Each program includes the Red Cross’s Learn to Swim Program.
Summer Camp
Family Center children reading

The Family Center

Providing warm and inclusive child care services.
Bank Street’s Family Center and Home & Community Based Program offers a range of services for families of children aged 6 months to 5 years. Our programs include: a full-year, on-campus child care center offering both part- and full-time enrollment, parent and child playgroups, Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services, and a preschool evaluation site.
Family Center Programs

School for Children At A Glance

  • 464
    Students
  • 48%
    Students of Color
  • 7:1
    Student/Faculty Ratio
  • 65%
    Teachers Hold Bank Street Graduate Degrees
Meet our alumni
The acts of creation and sourcing information to invent new ideas have really influenced the way I think about making dance and educating others to think outside of the box.
Sidra Bell
Bank Street School for Children '93
Meet Sidra Meet Our Alumni

Follow Us on Instagram

Follow Us on Twitter

Bank Street School for Children
@sfc_bankstreet
Feb 14
What's life really like at Bank Street? Watch the @sfc_bankstreet School for Children Alumni Panel! With an activis… https://t.co/5s8nlrYA9W
Bank Street School for Children
@sfc_bankstreet
Feb 14
RT @cynthia_weill: Do not miss these two online courses in children's book marketing and illustration at a special introductory price offer…
Bank Street School for Children
@sfc_bankstreet
Feb 12
The annual Bank Street School for Children @sfc_bankstreet Alumni Panel is at 6:30 PM tonight! Hear from alumni abo… https://t.co/C34fLf22yx