Our Community

Parents & Families

Bank Street parents and families are active and spirited members of our school community. From volunteering at school events to enjoying time together at picnics and potlucks to mingling at morning drop-off, there are many meaningful opportunities for parents to connect with each other and support Bank Street and their children.

Parents Association (PA)

Through fundraising, programming, and other initiatives, the Parents Association works to enhance the educational experiences of Bank Street students and to support community building throughout the school year. As invaluable partners to the administration and faculty, the Parents Association acts as a bridge between the school and the larger parent body—making an already great school community even better for our children.

Letter from Our PA Co-Presidents (pdf)

Volunteer Opportunities

Three parents volunteering at a Fall Fair tableVolunteering is a great way to meet other parents and members of the Bank Street community. Below are examples of volunteer opportunities for parents, with varying levels of time commitment:

  • Class Parent
  • Admissions Ambassador
  • Parents Association Executive Board Member, including:
    • Co-Presidents of the Parents Association (2)
    • Lower School Co-VPs (2)
    • Middle School Co-VPs (2)
    • Upper School Co-VPs (2)
    • Co-Treasurers (2)
    • Secretary
  • Participation on a Parents Association Committee, including:
    • Annual Fund
    • Merchandise
    • School Photo Day
    • Fall Fair
    • Bank Street Benefit
    • Talent Show
    • Green Action Task Force
  • Parent Associate Trustee

Parent Affinity Groups

Like students and faculty, parents have the opportunity to participate in their own affinity groups, which provide space for people who share a similar identity to reflect on their experiences, engage in dialogue, and support one another. Below are the affinity groups currently offered to parents.

  • Parents of Children of Color (POCOC)
  • LGBTQIA+ Group (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual)
  • Learning Diversity Support Group
  • White Anti-Racist Affinity Group (WAAG)
  • Adoption Affinity Group
  • Raising Gender Diverse Children Group
  • Jewish Families Affinity Group

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Bank Street