Through innovative thinking and constructive debate, Bancroft’s Administrative Cabinet and Board of Trustees work with our community to outline the key strategic initiatives upon which Bancroft should focus its time and resources. Their ultimate goal is to help Bancroft become more effective, serve more needs, and live our ideals more fully.
Our most recent strategic plan, Vision 2016, served as a catalyst for important work across campus. The International Student Program, Hope Graham Program, integration of iPad technologies in Middle and Upper Schools, and a strengthened commitment to active, student-driven, project-based learning are all products of Vision 2016.
Here are some of the steps we are now taking that will lead Bancroft to its next strategic plan:
Every ten years, Bancroft undergoes re-accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Currently underway, the two-year re-accreditation process involves a comprehensive self-study. By providing the time and structure to thoroughly examine and reflect on all aspects of our School — mission, curriculum, major programs — the self-study is an invaluable opportunity assess our strengths, define opportunities for growth, and form the basis for our next strategic plan.
Campus Master Plan
Recent investments in the School's facilities have improved energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety; created flexible, multi-functional spaces in the music wing of the Performing Arts Center and the Field House; and enhanced our ability to attract new students and families. We are now poised to take further steps to improve the learning and teaching environments across campus. With the help of an architectural firm, we are developing a Master Plan that will guide our thinking about further campus investments for the next ten years.
Campaign Feasibility Study
When complete, the Campus Master Plan will identify the priorities for Bancroft's next capital campaign. In 2016, Bancroft worked with a consulting firm to complete a campaign-preparedness (or feasibility) study, which outlined several possible projects and tested the appeal and likelihood of receiving funding for those projects. The results will help set the parameters for the campaign.