Tuition & Financial Aid

At Bank Street, students spend their formative years in a supportive yet rigorous learning environment curated by teachers with 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. 

2020–2021 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.

  • 3/4s Half-day (Nursery): $30,870
  • 3/4s Full-day (Nursery): $35,280
  • 4/5s (Pre-K)–9/10s (Grade 4): $53,410
  • 10/11s (Grade 5)–13/14s (Grade 8): $55,470

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 SmartTuition.

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We are proud that our student body draws from many social, economic, cultural, and ethnic groups. 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.

Because we regard socioeconomic diversity as a core educational value, the School for Children dedicates a significant portion of our annual operating budget to supporting Financial Aid. Awards are based on the demonstrated financial need of a family. In 2019–20, the School for Children awarded approximately $5.6 million in financial aid to families with a demonstrated need. Approximately 42 percent of our families are receiving awards.

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