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

Beginning April 27, every Friday (weather permitting) the morning buses will drop off students at 42nd Street & 13th Ave, where they will be met by Bancroft staff, volunteers and the school patrol. 

If you live nearby, JOIN US! Meet us at the drop-off point by 7:15am and we'll all walk to school together.
What a great way to start the day!

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Empezando el 27 de abril, y cada viernes (si permite el clima) los buses de mañana dejarán a los estudiantes en la Calle 42 y la Avenida 13, donde los espererán maestros, voluntarios y la guardia escolar de Bancroft. 

Si viven cerca, caminen con nosotros! ¡Qué gran manera de comenzar el día!

PTO & SITE COUNCIL - Monday, April 30


5:00 - PTO Meeting
5:30 - Updates from the Principal
6:00 - Site Council

Light meal and childcare provided.

We hope to see you here!


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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Register Your Student!

Click on the link below to register your student.


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

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.