Bank Street School for Children

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

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How Can Families Be Proactive in an Emotionally Charged Media Environment?

By Charles Vergara, Technology Coordinator, School for Children Today, children have more exposure to the media than ever before. It takes seconds for news and events from around the world to reach our children’s devices, often through social media and other communications tools that are intentionally designed to push out content that triggers an emotional […]

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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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
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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-time and full-time enrollment, parent and child playgroups, Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services, and a preschool evaluation site.
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School for Children At A Glance

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

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Jul 2
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Apr 29
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Apr 29
It was an exceptional year for the program! Thank you, Carlos!