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
Student-led Portfolio Conferences

Student-led Portfolio Conferences are Thursday, March 1, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Students will lead their own conference and show you the progress they have made this school year by sharing their IB portfolio! 
Please support your student by attending this wonderful event!


Las Conferencias de Portafolios, dirigidas por los alumnos: jueves, 1 de marzo, de 3:00 a 7:00 pm. 

Los alumnos dirigirán sus propias conferencias, y compartirán su progreso hasta ahora a través de los portafolios de IB!
¡Por favor apoye a su alumno al asistir a este evento!



Friday, February 16 is Parent/Teacher Conferences (scheduled as needed).

Monday, February 19 is Presidents' Day


Dress for the Weather - ¡Abríguense!

Please make sure your child wears a warm coat, hat and gloves to school because we go outside for recess every day for a half hour! (unless the temperature or windchill is below 0 degrees Fahrenheit)


Por favor asegúrese que sus hijos tengan abrigo, gorro y guantes porque salimos todos los días para el recreo de media hora. (al menos que la temperatura o sensación térmica baje a menos 0 grados Fahrenheit.)

Proposed Changes to School Start/End Times 2018-2019

The proposed start/end times next year for Bancroft are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm

As part of MPS’s efforts to address its budget deficit, the district has looked at how to make transportation services more efficient, and that has led to the decision to change the "bell times" of many of our schools.  

Read the full letter here.

Fact Sheets:  English.   Español.    Somali


Register Your Student!

Click on the link below to register your student.

What Makes Bancroft Special? - Video

Students, staff and families love Bancroft! As an IB-PYP (International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Program) school, we help kids grow as active learners to become engaged world citizens!

Hear it in their own words! 

VISIT OUR SCHOOL! Come by Bancroft for a tour and information about our school and how the IB curriculum benefits our students.

Please call to set up a time for a visit!  612-668-3550.

The school request period for the next school year is December 18 through February 17.


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!


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.