Tuition & Financial Aid

At Bank Street, students spend their formative years in a supportive yet rigorous learning environment curated by teachers with a deep understanding of child development. With this robust foundation, our students grow into passionate, bright, and curious learners prepared to excel in the most competitive high schools and colleges—and beyond. 

As part of the larger Bank Street College of Education, the School for Children welcomes students and families into a community that is dedicated to the theory, practice, and implementation of meaningful education. This work begins with understanding and respecting every child and creating rich learning experiences that put students on the path to fulfilling their brightest dreams and boldest plans. 

2023–2024 School Year

School for Children tuition includes the cost of books, field trips, classroom activities, and materials. Lunch, the After School Program, and the Parents’ Association fee are not included in the tuition fee.

  • Preschool (3/4s) Half-Day: $34,722
  • Preschool (3/4s) Full-Day: $39,682
  • Pre-Kindergarten (4/5s): $53,375
  • Kindergarten (5/6s)–Fourth Grade (9/10s): $61,239
  • Fifth Grade (10/11s)–Eighth Grade (13/14s): $63,603

Tuition Payment Options

  • Plan A: Total payment with contract at the time of enrollment
  • Plan B: 60 percent due in July; 40 percent due the following January
  • Plan C: Payments in installments over 10 months from mid-April to the following mid-January

For your convenience, payments for plans B and C are made by enrolling in Clarity.

Apply for Financial Aid

We believe that diversity enriches the educational opportunity for all families and participation among a wide range of families is critical to the health of the school. We regard socioeconomic diversity as a core educational value and we dedicate a significant portion of our annual operating budget to supporting Financial Aid. Awards are based on the demonstrated financial need of a family. In a typical year, the School for Children awards approximately $5-6 million in financial aid to families, with approximately 30-40 percent of our students receiving awards.
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Take a Virtual Tour

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take a virtual tour of Bank Street School for Children to explore the school interactively and experience how our classrooms, facilities, and other shared community spaces support children’s learning and development.
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