At Bank Street, children are challenged to grow through joyful learning experiences that are relevant to their lives.
The Bank Street School for Children is an independent, coeducational nursery through 8th grade school in New York City. It is recognized for its ability to nurture the creative, independent, and problem-solving talents of all children through an approach that emphasizes learning by doing. Learning is experience-based, interdisciplinary, and collaborative. Each child is recognized as an emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being who is valued as a learner and as a teacher, classmate, and member of the Bank Street community.
Lower (Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten), Middle (Grades 1–4), and Upper (Grades 5–8) Schools offer a rich learning environment tailored to support the learning and growth of children at each stage of their development.
The School for Children puts into practice more than a century of accumulated knowledge on children’s growth and learning and is a working model of the Bank Street College of Education’s approach to teaching and learning. Bank Street’s master teachers are leaders in the field of progressive education. They are deeply engaged in continually improving their practice, mentoring teachers-in-training at the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, conducting educational research, and developing curriculum materials.
Why Bank Street?
School for Children at a Glance
449Students Nursery Through Grade 8
7:1Student : Faculty Ratio
65%Teachers With Bank Street Graduate Degrees
$3.5Million in Need-Based Financial Aid