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
Volunteer at Bancroft

Parents and other adult family members, come lend a hand in your child's classroom, or help out in other ways around Bancroft!

Please fill out the online form, and give Linda, our Family Liaison a call 612-668-3574, and we'll get you set up!

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Form

Madres, Padres y otros familiares adultos: vengan a echar una mano en el salón de su hija/hijo, o ayude en otras cosas en Bancroft. Por favor, complete el formulario en línea, y llame a Linda, la enlace familiar 612-668-3574, y arreglamos con la maestra!


School Picture Day - Monday, October 9 - PRE-ORDER ONLINE

Monday, October 9, is Picture Day at Bancroft! Look for the order form in your student's backpack. You can order online at mylifetouch.com using the code that automatically appears on the webpage.

Otherwise, please send the exact amount of payment (cash, or check payable to Lifetouch) with your student's form on Picture Day.


DÍA de FOTOS ESCOLARES! - LUNES, 9 de OCTUBRE - Se puede encargarlos ya por Internet!

El lunes, 9 de octubre es el Día de Fotos Escolares en Bancroft! Busque el formulario en la mochila de su estudiante. Se puede encargarlo en línea en mylifetouch.com utilizando el código que aparece automáticamente en la página web - haz cliq en "español"

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.


MPS Wellness Policy Changes

We ALL like to celebrate! Instead of food treats, here are some ideas for classroom celebrations, like birthdays!

·      bring a pencil, sticker, seed pack for each student
·      donate a book for the classroom
·      participate in the classroom celebration with your child
·      bring a book from home to share during circle time

Let's keep students SAFE, HEALTHY, and HAPPY at Bancroft!

MPS Wellness Policy Changes

- MPS District policy prevents schools from using food for personal celebrations or rewards.


Walking Fridays - Viernes de Caminata

Every Friday is Walking Friday at Bancroft! Friday buses will drop off students at 42nd Street and 13th Avenue. Students will walk the 4 blocks to school with 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! Los autobuses de viernes dejarán a los alumnos en la Calle 42 y la Avenida 13 . 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 permite el clima. ¡Un comienzo energético del día para todos!



Click here for the latest BANCROFT BUZZ!  - September 7, 2017

Haz clic para el último BOLETÍN de BANCROFT - 7 de septiembre, 2017


We ALL Belong at Bancroft!

TODOS pertenecemos a Bancroft!!

Annagu dhan waxaan ka tirsan mahay Bancroft!


School Renovation - La Renovación


Our school construction project is well underway! 
Our number-one concern is always the safety of students and adults. It is exciting to see the progress made over the summer. We will try to keep you updated on progress over the next 18 months. Check out the plans and interior views in the link below!


El proyecto de renovación de Bancroft está en marcha! 
Nuestra primera preocupación siempre es la seguridad de los niños y adultos.  Es impresionante ver el progreso de los meses de verano! Trataremos de mantenerlos informados del progreso en los próximos 18 meses. Echen un vistazo a los planes y a las vistas interiores en el enlace:

  NEW!  Bancroft Remodel Updates 

School Supply lists

Here are links to the school supply lists.

School Supplies - English

Útiles Escolares - español


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.