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
October 10 - School Picture Day / Día de Fotos Escolares

Monday, October 10, is Picture Day at Bancroft! Look for the order form in your student's backpack. You can order online at mylifetouch.com. Otherwise, please send the exact amount of payment (cash, or check payable to Lifetouch) with your student's form on Picture Day.


Lunes, 10 de octubre es el Día de Fotos Escolares en Bancroft! Busque el formulario en la mochila de su estudiante. Se puede encargarlo en mylifetouch.com, o para pagarlo en el momento, hay que enviar el pago exacto (al contado o cheque a la orden de Lifetouch) con el formulario de su estudiante en el Día de Fotos.


After School Classes Start Oct 3! - Clases Después de la Escuela: 3 octubre!

After School Classes start on Monday, October 3 for those students who have received a confirmation letter (sent home in backpacks Sep 29-30) and bus information. Please do not tell your student to stay after school unless they have received a confirmation letter. If you have questions, please call Mariah Messer at 612.668.3557.

Clases Después de la Escuela empiezan el lunes, 3 de octubre para los estudiantes que recibieron una carta de confirmación (enviado en las mochilas el 29-30 septiembre) e información de autobuses. Por favor, no envíe a su estudiante al programa de después de la escuela hasta que reciba una carta de confirmación. Se puede llamar a Mariah Messer con cualquiera pregunta en 612.668.3557.


Help 5th Graders go to Camp Ihduhapi

Bancroft’s 5th Graders are going to YMCA Camp Ihduhapi October 25-26. This is an amazing opportunity for unique educational experiences that fit into our IB Unit “Who We Are”.

Please consider making a donation! Click on the link below. Your support will help our kids’ dreams come true, while also building a brighter tomorrow through creating well-rounded future leaders. We know this experience has the potential to change their lives and challenge them to do things they never thought possible. Students and staff are extremely thankful for your help and donations to create this amazing experience! 

5th Grade Camp Ihduhapi - gofundme


Every Friday is WALKING FRIDAY - Todos los viernes son VIERNES DE CAMINATA!

Every Friday is Walking Friday at Bancroft! Starting  September 23, the Friday buses will drop off students at 42nd Street and 14th Avenue. Students will walk the 4 blocks to school, accompanied by staff, volunteers, and the school patrol. We'll do this every Friday through the fall, weather permitting. An energizing start for everyone!


¡Todos los viernes son Viernes de Caminata en Bancroft! Empezando el 23 de septiembre, los buses de viernes dejarán a los alumnos en la Calle 42 y la Avenida 14. Todos caminarán las 4 cuadras a Bancroft, acompañados por maestros, voluntarios y la guardia escolar de peatones. Lo haremos cada viernes durante el otoño, si se permite el clima. ¡Un comienzo energético del día para todos!

Bancroft 2016-17 School Calendar

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

Bancroft 2016-17 School Calendar


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 

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.