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
School Fair Showcase

MPS School Fair Showcase: Register for Kindergarten, check out middle schools! 

Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Convention Center


Feria de Exposición Escolar de MPS: Inscríbase al Kinder, infórmese de las escuelas intermediarias!

sábado 6 de febrero,  9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Convention Center


African-American Parent Involvement Day

African-American Parent Involvement Day - Monday, February 8

Come to school with your child at 7:30am, grab some coffee and breakfast treats, and then spend some time in their classrooms. The Minnesota Sinfonia will be here to tell us about their instruments and perform in concert. Come for some music and learning at Bancroft!  All families welcome!


Día de Participación de Familias Afroamericanas - lunes, 8 de febrero

Venga con sus hijos a las 7:30am, tome un café y un desayuno liviano, y luego pase a su salón de clase. La Sinfonia de Minnesota estará aquí para contarnos de sus instrumentos y darnos un recital. Venga a disfrutar la música y enseñanza. ¡Todas las familias bienvenidas!

Student-led Portfolio Conferences

Student-led Portfolio Conferences are Thursday, Feb. 11, from 4:00 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.


Las Conferencias de Portafolios dirigidas por los alumnos: jueves, 11 de febrero, de 4:00 a 7:00 pm.  Los alumnos dirigirán sus propias conferencias, y compartirán su progreso hasta ahora a través de los portafolios de IB. 


Dress for the Weather

GET READY FOR FRIGID TEMPS!  Our mild winter will be turning very cold next week. Please make sure your child wears a warm coat, hat and mittens to school because we go outside for recess every day! (unless the temperature or windchill is below 0 degrees Fahrenheit)

¡PREPÁRENSE PARA EL FRÍO! El invierno se vuelve muy frío la semana que viene. Por favor asegúrese que sus hijos tengan abrigo, gorro y guantes porque salimos todos los días para el recreo. (al menos que la temperatura o sensación térmica baje a -0 grados Fahrenheit.)
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.