At Bank Street, our educators get to know each child’s strengths and needs, which informs how we shape our curriculum to support and challenge every student. Although Bank Street is not a specialized school for children with specific learning and developmental needs, our specialists work with teachers to provide a range of instructional approaches that create opportunities for students to grasp new understandings, meet and exceed academic goals, and achieve success in school and beyond.
Bank Street educators build meaningful relationships with children and design instruction to meet students where they are intellectually, emotionally, and socially. In addition to classroom teachers, the School for Children offers dedicated teams of experts that provide specialized support to students in a number of areas. This includes Learning Specialists, Math Specialists, Literacy Specialists, and a Mental Health Team who, together with our school leaders, make up our Student Support Team.
Information gathered by these teams, in close partnership with classroom teachers, helps faculty and staff in each division or grade coordinate plans of support for social-emotional learning and the development of executive functioning, organizational, and academic skills.