Welcome to Bancroft!

Bancroft Elementary provides students with a strong academic foundation as critical thinkers who choose and act responsibly with respect for self, community, and the environment.

Bancroft is an IB World School. The PYP is a world-renowned curriculum framework from the International Baccalaureate (IB) designed to encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.  The Primary Years Programme targets learners in High 5 through 5th grade and aims to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational environment for all children!


Learn more about the IB PYP at Bancroft.

Bancroft Happenings
November Calendar at Bancroft is DIFFERENT from the rest of MPS!

Bancroft is a Community Partnership School, and some days on our calendar are different from all other schools in Minneapolis.

Please make note of these dates:
Thurs-Fri, Nov. 3-4- YES, BANCROFT HAS SCHOOL (No school at other Mpls schools)
Thurs, Nov. 17 - Bancroft’s Turkey Bingo - at Sanford Middle School 
Mon-Fri, Nov. 21-25 - THANKSGIVING WEEK - NO SCHOOL   (Note: Mon-Tues, Nov. 21-22 - OTHER Minneapolis schools ARE in session)


Bancroft es una Escuela de Colaboración Comunitaria y algunos días de nuestro calendario son diferentes de las otras escuelas de Minneapolis.

Por favor, tome nota de estas fechas:
jueves-viernes, 3-4 nov.- SÍ, hay clases en BANCROFT   (No hay clases en otras escuelas de Minneapolis)
jueves, 17 nov. - Bingo de Pavo - en Sanford Middle School
lunes a viernes, 21-25 nov. - SEMANA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS - NO HAY CLASES   
(AVISO: lunes y martes, 21-22 nov. - sí hay clases en OTRAS escuelas de Mpls)


VISIT OUR SCHOOL - ¡Visite Nuestra Escuela!

Good things are happening at Bancroft and we want to show you! Whether you’re deciding where to enroll your child for kindergarten, you’re a current MPS parent, or just want to see what’s happening in today’s public education, we welcome you!

Please call Cathy Schacher - 612-668-3550 - to confirm the day and time from the schedule below, or set up an appointment for different day. We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Come in Door #2, on 14th Avenue
Tuesday, Oct. 18
, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Vision Screening at Bancroft THIS WEEK

Vision Screening at Bancroft – Phillips Eye Institute

Your child will have their vision screened here at school at later this week. While this screening is designed to identify issues with your child’s vision, it is not considered a full eye exam. You will be notified if your child does not pass the screening test. If you have any questions, or would not like your child to participate, please contact Mary Williams, School Nurse, at 612-668-3555.

Evaluación de la Visión en Bancroft 

Su hijo/a tendrá una evaluación de la visión en la escuela esta semana. Si bien esta evaluación está diseñada para identificar problemas de visión en su hijo/a, la misma no se considera como un examen completo. Les notificarán a Uds. si el niño/a no pasa la evaluación. Si tiene alguna pregunta o si no quiere que su hijo/a participe en esta evaluación, por favor contáctese con Mary Williams, enfermera de la escuela: 612-668-3555.

School Renovation - Renovación de la Escuela

- Phase 1 (gym demolition) is done.
- The next phase of construction will begin in March 2017.
- Our classrooms and new routines will not be affected.

Take a look at the preliminary plans for renovating our school! Click on the link below.


- La etapa preliminar (demolición del gimnasio) ya se cumplió.
- La siguiente etapa de construcción comenzará en marzo 2017.
- Nuestros salones de clase y nuevas rutinas no se afectarán.

Se puede echar un vistazo ya a los planes preliminares para remodelar nuestra escuela. Cliquear en el enlace...

Bancroft Remodel Updates 

Read-A-Thon - Maratón de Lectura - October 16-29

Read-a-thon is way to encourage students to set a reading goal and to push themselves to meet that goal. Any time your child reads independently or the family reads together, counts toward the goal.

The second purpose of the Read-a-thon is to support the Bancroft PTO, which channels the funds to student field trips and other things that benefit our school community.  If possible, encourage your student to ask family and friends to support their hard work by pledging small donations. Instructions are with the envelope your child will bring home.

Help your children keep their reading log and encourage them to read every day!


El Maratón de Lectura motiva a los estudiantes a ponerse una meta de lectura y esforzarse a alcanzar esa meta.  Cuando su hija/hijo lee solo o con la familia, en cualquier idioma, esos minutos cuentan hacia la meta.

El otro propósito es apoyar a la PTO de Bancroft, que utiliza los fondos para pagar los paseos escolares y otras cosas que ayudan la comunidad escolar. Si es posible, aliente a su hijo/hija a pedir apoyo de familiares y amigos para su esfuerzo en forma de pequeñas donaciones. Hay instrucciones con el sobre blanco que su estudiante traerá a casa.

Ayude a su estudiante a anotar su lectura en el sobre y ¡que lea cada día!


Bancroft IB World News

Click here to listen to the latest Bancroft IB World News - brought to you by our wonderful IB learners!

Bancroft 2016-17 School Calendar

Download and print or save to your desktop calendar created by the district.

Bancroft 2016-17 School Calendar


Bancroft Promotional Video

View our School video on Youtube...click on the link below.





Come For A Tour!

We offer tours throughout the year, generally between 8:00am-1:30pm. Please call the school office to set up a time that works for you. 


School Supply lists

Here are links to the school supply lists.