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
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Blank Walls Build Community

The beginning of the year is one of the most exciting times for educators. We get to start new– new students, new supplies (who doesn’t love brand new pencils?), and a sense of renewed energy from summer break. Having been teaching for a long time, I have a ‘Beginning of the Year’ routine. The first […]


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

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

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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
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