I’m delighted that you are exploring Bancroft School, a laboratory of active learning in the heart of Central Massachusetts. Here, children from PreK through Grade 12 come to understand themselves not just as learners, but also as artists, musicians, actors, athletes, scientists, authors, mathematicians, makers, humanitarians, and leaders. 

Bancroft students are all kinds of smart. Our superb teachers and coaches take great care to foster confident, collaborative thinkers, and problem-solvers. They balance high expectations with reassuring support, inspiring each child to work hard, try harder, and blossom into their full potential.

As a Bancroft student, your child will have many opportunities to wonder, imagine, reflect, persevere, and triumph. They will find a diverse group of friends, teammates, allies, and mentors who have their back, and they will fill those roles for others. They will serve the community. And they will discover the world on a local and global level.

Bancroft students emerge fully prepared to succeed in college and beyond. With the superior foundation of a Bancroft education, your child will become a healthy, self-assured, and compassionate lifelong learner, teacher of others, and citizen of the world. That is our mission.


Tim Saburn
Interim Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Bancroft!

Since 1900, Bancroft has proudly stood in the heart of Worcester as an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school. Here, we prepare talented, well-qualified, and motivated college-bound students, PreKindergarten through Grade 12, to pursue and realize their academic, personal, and social potential. Our families come from 63 different cities and towns around central Massachusetts representing many different backgrounds and experiences that help make Bancroft a unique and diverse learning environment.

We provide a comprehensive, caring, and creative curricular and extracurricular program that fosters an experience of excellence for each individual. Inspired students, a superior faculty, and engaged families thrive in our diverse, safe, and supportive community.

We afford students the opportunity to discover their passion in life and to learn to embrace confidently and responsibly the moral and ethical challenges of being lifelong learners, teachers of others, and citizens of an increasingly complex global community.

Please enter your contact information in our inquiry form and a member of our admissions staff will reach out with more information. We look forward to getting to know you!

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