Bank Street School For Children

Independent Day Co-Ed PK-8
Address: 610 West 112th Street; New York, NY 10025   USA
Phone: 212.875.4400
Head of School: Doug Knecht
Traditional Entry Points: Preschool (3/4s), Pre-k (4/5s), Kindergarten (5/6s)
Admission Tests Accepted: None at this time
Financial System: TADS

About Bank Street School For Children

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

The Bank Street School for Children is an independent, coeducational preschool through 8th grade school in New York City. Our approach places children at the center of their own learning to help them grow as critical thinkers, problem solvers, and creators. At Bank Street, students learn by doing. In the process, they develop a lifelong love of learning as they build the academic, social, emotional, and cognitive skills essential for success in school and life. Each child is valued as a learner and as a teacher, classmate, and member of the Bank Street community.

Lower (Preschool--Grade 1), Middle (Grades 2–4), and Upper (Grades 5–8) Schools offer a rich learning environment tailored to support children at each stage of their development. Our school is a working model of Bank Street College of Education’s approach to teaching and learning, which builds from more than a century of knowledge on children’s growth and development.

COVID-19 Admission Adjustments

How are you adjusting your admission process? At the Bank Street School for Children, we look forward to partnering with families to ensure their admissions experience is a positive one. Families can reach out to any member of our admissions team throughout the process. For everyone’s health and safety at this time, we are conducting child visits, parent interviews, and Open Houses virtually. We will host in-person tours if it is safe to do so.

Are you conducting tours/open houses? We will conduct tours in-person if it is safe to do so. We will have a virtual tour as well.
We will host a number of engaging and informative virtual Open Houses to help families get to know Bank Street.

Open House Dates for 2021-2022:
October 6 at 8pm - all grades
October 19 at 8pm - 3/4s and 4/5s
October 26 at 8pm - all grades
November 9 at 8pm - 3/4s and 4/5s
January 12 at 8pm - all grades
April 26 at 8pm - all grades
May 11 at 8pm - 3/4s and 4/5s

What is expected of families? There will be a one-on-one virtual child visit.
There will be a virtual parent interview.
We strongly encourage parents to attend a virtual Open House.


Nothing from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023.