Bancroft - An IB World School

 Welcome to Bancroft! We will continue as an IB-PYP school for the 2021-2022 school year!

Bancroft is an IB World School. The Primary Years Programme 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.   Learn more about the IB PYP at Bancroft.


Welcome to Bancroft!

To the families joining Bancroft
for the 2021-2022 school year,


We're looking forward to connecting with you and sharing our amazing school community!

Save the date! We are planning a back-to-school Open House, tentatively scheduled for September 2nd. Look for a welcome letter from Bancroft in early August with your student's classroom information and open house invitation.

Find out more about Bancroft, our mission, IB, and what great things we have to offer.

More FAQ's!

Meet the Bancroft staff

Have a great summer!


Kindergarten & Hi-5ers

Kindergarten & Hi-5 Families:
We are excited to welcome you to Bancroft Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year!

Welcome Video  

Kindergarten Intro Slideshow - 2021

You may begin the online registration process anytime on the MPS website:

Read the letter from Principal De Paz

ESPAÑOLLea la carta del Director De Paz




Weekly Food Boxes are available at eight sites across Minneapolis, Mon-Fri, 10:00am to 3:00pm. Each box includes 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches. They are available to ALL youth 18 and under. Click here for information and locations

MPS Summer Scholars and other programs provide breakfast and lunch for students.

Free Meals for Kids - Minnesota - Summer Eats!  Click here to download the app and find locations of free meals! 



Summer Scholars

Explore. Create. Connect.

This isn’t just summer school. And your child is more than a student. They’re a scholar. And at MPS they can explore, create and connect all summer long.

For general info about the Summer Scholars Program, click HERE

• Discovery & Learning Academy – at Bancroft

• GEMS & GISE, STEM, and Cultural – In-person (at Pillsbury and Lucy Laney) or Distance Learning

For an overview of the different programs, click to see the Decision Tree!