A leader in progressive education for more than 100 years, the Bank Street School for Children provides students, from preschool through 8th grade, an education that engages their natural curiosities, nurtures critical thinking, and helps to develop a sense of community and social responsibility. Through a teaching approach that is fundamentally experiential and child-centered, Bank Street students develop the courage and confidence to think independently, work collaboratively, understand themselves and others more deeply, and possess the compassion to make a positive impact in the world.
The Admissions Interviewer plays a vital role in the admissions team, working closely and collaboratively with members of the team in order to assess applicants, primarily by observing and/or facilitating during child visits. The Interviewer may also be asked to conduct parent interviews with prospective parents. Play visits will take place in-person but candidates should be prepared to assess children remotely via Zoom (we have generated a well developed online interview process should this be necessary). The candidate must be an experienced educator who works well in a team, has a strong understanding of child development and progressive education, and demonstrates a commitment to creating a school community that is inclusive and reflects our diverse society.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.