At a Glance

Bank Street School for Children is an Upper West Side independent school for children from nursery through grade 8. We provide students with an education that engages natural curiosity, nurtures critical thinking skills, and helps develop a sense of community and social responsibility. Thus, we remain committed to developing change-agents who will impact the world, reflecting what stands at the core of our school — social justice and equity. We are accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).

Financial Information

  • $10.6 million endowment
  • $20 million operating budget (including Summer Camp and After School Programs)


National Association of Independent Schools; Elementary School Heads Association; National Business Officers Association; Educational Records Bureau; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Council for Advancement and Support of Education;  Early Steps; Parent’s League; Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York.

School for Children by the Numbers

  • n-8
  • 449
  • 7:1
    Student : Faculty Ratio
  • 65%
    Teachers With Bank Street Graduate Degrees

Scenes from the School for Children

Take a look at some snapshots from around the School for Children, which has state-of-the-art facilities for our community to enjoy.
  • Child running on the playdeck
    Play Deck for 3/4s through 6/7s students
  • Art Studio at the School for Children
    Art Studio
  • Upper School students in science lab timing a chemistry experiment
    Upper School Science Lab
  • Bank Street College of Education Children's Library
  • Upper School rock band rehearsal
    Rock Band in the Auditorium
  • Bank Street Cafeteria
    Bank Street College of Education Cafeteria
  • Middle School student in the Wood Shop
    Wood Shop