In the Bank Street School for Children, the heart of our work is rooted in the knowledge that children learn best when they are actively engaged with ideas, materials, and people. This guides our teachers to create rich learning environments optimal for every child’s development. Our students learn how to reason and how to discover solutions for themselves. By the time they leave Bank Street, they are equipped to meet any academic or social challenge.
“Language Values at Bank Street” is designed to be used as a tool and to provide useful information on our daily interactions with both adults and children. The purpose of this guide is to continue educating our community toward maintaining a safe and inclusive community by recognizing what we say does matter. This guide will be used as a support document throughout the College, including with our partners, so we share a common language that respects both individuals and groups.