Bancroft - An IB World School


If your family was unable to attend our Back-to-School events, you may stop by the main office, 9am-3pm, to pick up or exchange technology, and collect learning materials and supplies. Call the office if you have questions: 612.668.3550

Daily Schedule, Bancroft Staff Info, Resources and more!

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.

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Bancroft's Distance Learning Site
Bancroft's Distance Learning Site

Bancroft's  Distance Learning Site has information on technology, staff, resources and more.


Virtual Family Meetings! - by Grade

Meet your teachers, other families and students, and find out more about plans for distance learning!

 For those who were unable to attend...   Virtual Family Meetings: VIDEOS 

  • Fri, Sep 18 - 3rd Grade - 2:00pm



NOTE: Bancroft is NOT a meal pickup site this fall.

Meal pickup sites in the Bancroft area include: Andersen, Folwell, Green, Keewaydin, Wellstone, Sullivan*, Sanford, South and Roosevelt*.

  • Hours for pickup: 11:00am to 3:00pm   (*11:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Every day, Monday through Friday
  • Families can pick up one box per child per week

Each box will contain 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches and include fresh produce, whole grains, and familiar school favorites. Milk will be offered on request. 

ALL families are invited to participate in this FREE program. Students do not need to be enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools. 

More details from MPS Culinary & Wellness about meal boxes


Letter from Principal De Paz - Sep 15

Dear Bancroft Families,

The 2020-2021 school year is underway! Although we would rather welcome and greet our students in person each day, we are eager to build connections and share in the excitement of a new school year in the virtual world.  We would like to thank you all for your flexibility and patience as we get more accustomed to our new routines.
Our teachers have been focused on building relationships and teaching our students rituals and routines of the Distance Learning school day and classroom, just as they normally would during in-person school.
We are continuously reviewing and analyzing how to best support families and students while Distance Learning. We appreciate your input.

Read Principal De Paz's full letter here.     Lea la carta del Director De Paz aquí


School Supplies for Distance Learning

Basic School Supplies Suggestions:

High 5

  • 2 large pencils

  • 2 small golf pencils

  • 3 containers of play dough

  • 8 large crayons

  • 24 small crayons

  • 8 sidewalk chalk

  • 1 child scissor

  • pack of construction paper

  • 3 glue sticks

  • 8-10 washable markers

  • Headphones

  • 12 colored pencils

  • 8 count watercolor paint

  • 1 wide-ruled notebook

  • 2 post-it note pads

  • 1 school glue

  • 1 ruler

  • pencil box


Elementary (K-5)

  • Headphones/Earbuds (3.5 mm jack)

  • Wide-Ruled Paper

  • Blank white paper

  • Notebooks (wide-ruled)

  • 2 pocket folders

  • Pencils

  • Small pencil sharpener

  • Eraser

  • Pens

  • Crayons

  • Markers

  • Colored Pencils

  • Ruler (12” inch/cm)

  • Glue Sticks

  • Pencil Case

  • Scissors

  • Pair of Dice



Kindergarten & Hi-5 Registration Info

We are excited to welcome you to Bancroft Elementary IB World School!

Students new to Bancroft need to finalize registration. The Bancroft office is open from 9am to 3pm.

Please remember to bring the following with you:

  • Proof of your child’s birth date (birth certificate, passport, baptismal record or immigration card)
  • Record of your child’s immunizations
  • Copy of Early Childhood Screening Summary

We are delighted to have you and your child join the Bancroft school community. We look forward to meeting you in person!


We ALL Belong at Bancroft!

TODOS pertenecemos a Bancroft!!

Annagu dhan waxaan ka tirsan mahay Bancroft!