About Bancroft Elementary

Bancroft's Mission:
provide all students with an academic foundation as creative and critical thinkers who are empowered to act responsibly with respect for self, community, and the world.

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.



• Kindergarten through 5th Grade, plus full-day PreK
• Onsite Minneapolis Kids school-age care (K-5, before and after school)
• ALC/Community Ed after school (1st-5th grade)
• Bilingual staff - Somali and Spanish
• Integrated English Learner programming
• Weekly Spanish instruction K-5
• Weekly Specialists: Physical Education, Art, Music, Performing Arts, Media
• Two recesses for Kindergarteners
• Bicycle Education for 4th & 5th Graders
• Beautiful playground
• Newly renovated building with onsite kitchen


Meet the Bancroft staff! 

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