About Us

High School & College Placement

When our students start at Bank Street, they might not be thinking about life after Bank Street—but we very much are! Our Director of High School Placement and Head of Upper School partner with faculty and staff to help families explore the best high school options for each student. The arc of our preschool through 8th-grade model prepares students to apply to high school and to shine throughout the process. In fact, our graduates say this experience gives them an advantage when it comes time to apply for college. Here is a look at where our recent graduates chose to attend high school and college.

Class of 2021 High School Placement:

Italics denote that more than one person was accepted. Bold indicates that at least one student is attending.

Independent Schools

  • Berkeley Carroll
  • Berlin International School
  • Brearley
  • Calhoun
  • Chapin
  • Columbia Prep
  • Dalton
  • Dwight Englewood
  • Fieldston
  • Friends Seminary
  • Grace Church
  • Hackley
  • Horace Mann
  • Loyola

Independent Schools

  • LREI
  • Masters
  • Math Science and Engineering (HSMSE)
  • Nightingale Bamford
  • Packer Collegiate
  • Riverdale
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Spence
  • St. Ann’s
  • Trevor Day School
  • The George School
  • Putney

Public Schools

  • American Studies (HSAS)
  • Beacon
  • Central Park East
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Gramercy Arts
  • Harvest Collegiate
  • Humanities Prep
  • LaGuardia
  • Manhattan Center for Math and Science
  • Manhattan Hunter Science
  • Murray Hill Academy
  • Museum School
  • Millenium
  • Onteora High School
  • Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy
  • Unity Center for Urban Technologies
  • West End Secondary School (WESS)

Class of 2015 College Matriculation:

American University
Amherst College
Bryn Mawr College
Carleton College
Colorado College
Dartmouth College
Dickinson College
Georgetown University
High Point University

Howard University
Ithaca College
Johnson and Wales University
Oberlin College
Pitzer College
Quinnipiac University
Skidmore College
Smith College

SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Purchase
University of California, Berkeley
University of Wisconsin
Vassar College
Washington University
Wesleyan University
Williams College

Student working a math problem at the board with her teacher

Spotlight on Progressive Education:

From Bank Street to High School
Parents and students are often surprised to discover that where they started is nowhere near where they end up. Although they expend a lot of time and energy, they are also stimulated by the active and interactive nature of the search. It is a wonderfully fluid process, saturated with communication between the school and families, parents and children, students and peers, and graduates and students.
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