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!


School Picture Day - RESCHEDULED

MAY 19TH is Picture Day at Bancroft!  

You can order online at using the Bancroft code: EVT3H33MZ

Otherwise, please send the exact amount of payment (cash, or check payable to Lifetouch) with your student's form on Picture Day. 

Distance Learners can have their picture taken too! Come anytime between 8:30am and 12:45pm. 

  • Please note: This year, the Lifetouch photos will NOT be used for a traditional yearbook or class photo.



Se puede encargarlo en línea en utilizando el código de Bancroft: EVT3H33MZ

Para pagarlo en el momento, hay que enviar el pago exacto (al contado o cheque a la orden de Lifetouch) con el formulario de su estudiante en el Día de Fotos.

¡Los estudiantes a distancia también pueden tomarse una foto! Ven en cualquier momento entre las 8:30 am y las 12:45 pm. Más detalles por venir.

  • Tenga en cuenta: este año, las fotos de Lifetouch NO se utilizarán para un anuario tradicional o una foto de la clase.


COFFEE, TEA & IB - Café, Té e IB

Friday, May 14th - 9:30-10:30 am

Bancroft parents, guardians and caregivers, join us online for coffee! Find out what's new with in-person and distance learning. Learn how IB-PYP (International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Program) helps our kids be active learners and engaged world citizens. Share ideas with other families.


Café, Té & IB - viernes, 14 de mayo - 9:30-10:30 am
Madres y Padres, guardianes y cuidadores de Bancroft! Los invitamos a tomar un café virtual con nosotros. Veremos lo nuevo de aprendizaje en persona y a distancia, cómo el IB-PEP (Bachillerato Internacional-Programa de Escuela Primaria) beneficia a su hija/hijo, y compartiremos ideas con otras familias.




-In-School Menu – Breakfast & Lunch

-In-School Fresh Fruit & Veggie Snack Menu

-Meal Box & Super Snack Menu – May 3-9

  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


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


CDD Transition for 2021-2022

To our current Bancroft Families:

The MPS Comprehensive District Design will be implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Your family should have received a letter or email from MPS with information about your child’s assigned community school for next year. We at Bancroft hope we can support your family in the CDD transition.  
Click here for more information.
Transición CDD - español        
CDD Transition - Soomaali

Explore your MPS School Request Options


Student Drop-off & Pick-up

Together, we can keep everybody safe!

DROP-OFF: All student drop-offs should use the lane in the parking lot. Grades K, 1, 2 & 4 enter through Door 10. Grades 3 & 5 enter through Door 3. (High-5: please drop off at Door 5)

PICK-UP: Drivers will remain in their vehicles. Bancroft staff will radio for students to exit the building. Last names A-M: park in the lot. Last names N-Z, park on 14th Avenue. See the map for details.

CLICK HERE for Drop-Off & Pick-Up Map and instructions


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


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!