Alumni Reflect on the Meaning of Bank Street

At Bank Street, students become part of a diverse community of learners who grow by making meaningful connections in the classroom and beyond. Our learning environment encourages students to conduct their own investigations, make their own discoveries, and develop a deep curiosity about the world around them.

This February, alumni from the Bank Street School for Children returned to their alma mater to participate in a panel discussion about their experiences as Bank Street students. The group represented several generations of graduates, yet their stories and perspectives revealed a common thread: Bank Street fostered within them a deep love of learning, a compassion for human difference, and an affinity for building a strong sense of community.

“At Bank Street, you learn by doing,” said Anna Lefer Kuhn, SFC ‘89. “You work collaboratively with people and that requires the ability to listen and engage a diverse set of folks. I think that’s an incredible skill and you realize further in life that not everyone has it.”

The video above offers a look into how Bank Street has made an impact in the lives of these alumni and explores the ways in which a Bank Street education has shaped their place in the world today.