School for Children

A working model of the College's approach to learning and teaching.

School for Children Views

Bank Street School for Children

A school within a college

Bank Street’s two main programmatic divisions are the School for Children, which educates children nursery through grade 8, and the Graduate School, which prepares adults to teach and work in education. The combination of the two in the same setting creates amazing and wonderful synergies between children and the experts who prepare teachers to teach them.

Leading the way with progressive education

As the city’s premier progressive school, we are focused on all aspects of children’s development. Our excellent curriculum is dynamic, age-appropriate, responsive to children’s needs and relevant to their lives.

Our faculty

Our teachers are well-trained (65% hold a Master’s degree from our Graduate School) and thoroughly knowledgeable about children and child development. They are experts in the field and our greatest resource.

Community & diversity

Hallmarks of our mission, we work hard to deliberately create a community that is broadly inclusive and reflects the diversity of our multicultural society.

We are a Nursery through Grade 8 school

Without the pressures of a high school environment, children can be children for just a bit longer. Our faculty specialize in nurturing the intellectual, social and emotional lives of young children and early adolescents.