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.



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!


Welcome Kindergarten & Hi-5ers!

Welcome Video for those who couldn't make it to the Virtual Open House. 

Kindergarten Open House Slideshow - 2021

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

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

Read the full letter from Principal De Paz

ESPAÑOLLea la carta del Director De Paz




-In-School Menu – JUNE Breakfast & Lunch

-In-School Fresh Fruit & Veggie - JUNE SNACKS

-Weekly Meal Box & Super Snack Menu – June 1-6

  Food boxes are available for ALL Minneapolis students, whether in-person or distance learners! The closest location to Bancroft is Roosevelt High School, 10am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. More information HERE

More details from MPS Culinary & Wellness about meal boxes


Learn More About Bancroft

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


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

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

More FAQ's!

Meet the Bancroft staff


COVID SAFETY: Stop the spread!

Keep your student home if they are sick!

Check your students every day for symptoms.

For MPS Health Screening recommendations: CLICK HERE

Free COVID-19 Testing for Kids & Families: Information and locations

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all school-age youth returning to school, and their families, get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks through the end of the school year.

COVID-19: Ku soo baar guriga caafimaadka ardayga

COVID-19: Control diario de la salud en el hogar


Bancroft on Minnesota Public Radio

Our brand new kitchen and our discerning students were featured in an MPR News story, "Schools add healthy, local to the menu - and some kids eat it up."

Check out the MPR video too!


We ALL Belong at Bancroft!

TODOS pertenecemos a Bancroft!!

Annagu dhan waxaan ka tirsan mahay Bancroft!