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
A Note from Principal Diego De Paz

Another successful school year has come to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes me realize how fortunate we are at Bancroft Elementary. Our students continue to grow academically and socially. We must recognize their perseverance and hard work displayed throughout this school year. It is with great pride that I can look back on their many achievements. In fact, the district recognized Bancroft for our three consecutive years of growth in proficiency in both reading and math!  We understand that we could not achieve so much without the collaborative partnerships between staff, students, and families. We work together as a team and this is one of the greatest strengths of our school. Thank you for sending your children to Bancroft!

When the 2018-19 school year starts in August we will open our newly renovated building and addition. We will strive to establish a lasting legacy for future generations of Bancroft students! We will welcome new students and new staff and continue building on the relationships we have.


MPS Strong Reads

MPS Strong is reading all summer long.

FREE Summer Lunches!

The Minneapolis American Indian Center will be serving healthy free lunch to any youth under age 18 through the summer food service program of the Minneapolis Public Schools and the US Department of Agriculture.

WHEN:    Monday June 11th – Friday, August 17th, 2018*
                Lunch is served from Monday-Friday 1pm – 2pm        
               (Lunch is to be eaten on site).

WHERE:  The Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55404                


The USDA is an equal opportunity provider.


MPLS KIDS: Before-school care 2018-19

With the later start time of 8:40 expected for Bancroft next fall, Mpls Kids will be offering before-school care on site. 

For more information about fees and times, please call 612-668-3890.

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Con el nuevo horario de Bancroft, de 8:40am a 3:10pm en el otoño, Mpls Kids ofrece cuidado de niños de mañana.

Para más información sobre la matrícula y los horarios, por favor llame a 612-668-3890.

Changes to School Start/End Times 2018-2019

The 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.

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