Bank Street School for Children

A Leading Private School on the Upper West Side of New York City

Bank Street Connects: A Virtual Gathering Place

During our December event, “How Can We Support Kids of Color During Heightened Anti-Black Messaging?,” a panel of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) clinicians spoke on how to support children of color when there is heightened messaging and images of anti-Blackness in our society. 

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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
Teacher and two kids

The School for Children

As one of the top private schools in New York City, Bank Street School for Children empowers students to build a future that fulfills their brightest dreams and boldest plans. Based on more than a century of experience and research-backed innovation, our approach supports the academic, social, and emotional development of each child. Our preschool through eighth-grade school on the Upper West Side has earned a reputation as a leading independent progressive school.
Our Programs Spotlight on Progressive Education
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

  • 449
    Students
  • 52%
    Students of Color
  • 7:1
    Student/Faculty Ratio
  • 65%
    Teachers Hold Bank Street Graduate Degrees

Educator and young child smiling

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