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2020-21

We’re here for your family.

At the Bank Street School for Children, we believe everyone–children and adults alike–learn in the context of meaningful relationships and through a thoughtful understanding of the world around them. In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, knowing the importance of learning in-person particularly for our youngest children, we developed a strong health and safety plan that has enabled us to offer full-day, in-person education, five days a week for all students within our 112th Street building since September. However, given the rising infection rates throughout the city, we have decided to temporarily move all programs to our fully remote BankStreet@Home option during this time.
 
Decisions like these are not taken lightly. Like the decision to open the school safely, we engaged in thoughtful consultation with city officials, administrators, teachers, and families as well as conducted a thorough analysis of the city’s data around COVID-19 infection rates. Our goal has always been to offer the safest in-person programming to students and we believe we will be able to do so again once the citywide rates have declined.

Tree in Bank Street lobby

Health & Safety

Bank Street is committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as we prepare to welcome our community back for the new school year. We have implemented robust health and safety procedures for reopening and operating that are aligned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the New York State Department of Health guidelines.
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Parent Perspectives
Almost every day, I wake up thinking about how incredibly grateful I am for the remarkably intelligent, prudent, and loving way in which you are managing the pandemic and ensuring that our students get the best education and care possible. You’re balancing the need for strictness and structure with deep emotional insight and tenderness. I am in awe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Darren
Current Parent
Parent Perspectives
Thank you for the truly amazing work you all are doing. We could not be more impressed. Thank you!
Gergo
Current Parent
Parent Perspectives
We have been so impressed by the communication, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness of the team over the summer and leading up to the school year. Bravo!
Michael
Current Parent
Parent Perspectives
It’s amazing all the hard work you have put in this summer to protect the children. I truly believe you are giving them the best chance to stay in school, have real face time with educators, and continue to thrive. I am proud to be affiliated with you.
Mary
Current Parent
Parent Perspectives
I’m blown away by the efforts and achievements from the School for Children’s and College’s leadership teams and all the incredible efforts by the teachers and staff. Also, I’m a big fan of how you have been following the science… it is lead by example in action.
JB
Current Parent
Parent Perspectives
The transparency is great, as is the follow-through. Thank you!
Juan
Current Parent
Parent Perspective
I can only imagine how tired you all must be but we want to say thank you for making communication so easy and fluid.
Megan
Current Parent
Parent Perspective
Bankstreet has been more than a school for my family. Bankstreet is HOME. Knowing that our children are safe, happy and part of an exceptional community that cares for and nourishes them not only as students, but as humans who will one day lead this world Into a brighter future is incomparable. There truly is magic brewing at 610 West 112th Street, and I am forever grateful to the educators, administrators and team members for their dedication to our children.
Monica
Current Parent
Parent Perspective
These past six months have truly been something, but we are incredibly grateful that Bank Street has been able to open in person this Fall with something akin to a regular school experience. We know getting the school year together under COVID circumstances was a tremendous undertaking and Bank Street’s efforts have already resulted in an enormous positive impact on these kids!
Elizabeth
Current Parent

A Note About Our Header Image

Found Object Community Project
We asked School for Children students, faculty, and staff to think of a word or image that describes the Bank Street community and to illustrate that word or image using found objects. The header image on this page is a collage that features some of those submissions.

Row 1: Bank Street, Love, (Heart), Good Trouble!
Row 2: Diverse, Love, Happy, Support
Row 3: Love, Focus, Reflection, Happy, Love

Child makes rubber band design on top of tree log

Admissions at Bank Street

Our admissions season at Bank Street School for Children will look a bit different in Fall 2020. Discover more about how we have re-envisioned our admissions process to protect the health and safety of our community while ensuring a positive experience for prospective families.
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