School for Children

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

Message from the Dean

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dear Families:

As I am sure you are aware, the city is preparing for a major winter storm. The National Weather Service has issued a citywide Blizzard Warning which is in effect from Monday, 1/26 at 1pm until 12am Wednesday morning, and the current forecast calls for 20-30 inches of snow, with winds of up to 30-40 mph.

As a result of this forecast, we are canceling all after school activities tomorrow, Monday, 1/26, including the After School program (Kids Club, Our Place, and all classes), the Upper School basketball games, and the Talent Show Screenings. Those activities will be rescheduled just as soon as possible and as of right now, school on Monday will end at the regularly scheduled times.

The looming question now is whether or not school will be open on Tuesday. We normally take our cue from the Mayor and the public schools; when they close, Bank Street is closed. I will certainly communicate with you as early as possible tomorrow, regarding the status of school for Tuesday.


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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.