Head of School Search

Bancroft Head of School Search

Our Vision: Bancroft School works to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in the greater Worcester region. We continue to strengthen our diverse and supportive community and invest in people to provide a robust education for all students in Pre-K through grade 12. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual.

Planning for the Future: It is an exciting time at Bancroft School. As another rewarding school year winds down and we look ahead to fall 2022 and the promise and possibility it offers, the Board of Trustees is working hard, in partnership with Bancroft faculty and staff, to advance the long-term success of our students and our school. Innovative teaching for active learning, equity in action, and building an invested community—these are our pillars, and they guide us in our work to “empower students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world.”

A key component of this work is the presence of a strong and experienced school leadership team. As the Head of School Search Committee continues its pursuit of a transformational long-term leader, we are pleased to welcome Interim Head Mr. Tim Saburn to our school community as of July 1, 2022. Mr. Saburn is a deeply experienced and talented educator and leader who has spent 23 years as a head of school. Throughout his career in independent schools, he has increased school enrollments, strengthened professional development programs, and worked to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion. From academics to admissions and from philanthropy to community building, he is a proven leader. 

With Mr. Saburn on board, providing a clear vision for the year ahead, our search for the next long-term head of school is well underway. Strong candidates have already reached out to express their interest, and we anticipate hosting finalists on campus in the fall, with a goal of having a new head of school announced before the end of 2022. You can read more about the position at our Job Profile here. If you have any questions or comments about the process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Board of Trustees at HeadSearch@BancroftSchool.org.

Thank you for your continued interest and support, and for being an important part of the Bancroft School community.

Martin S. Richman
Chair, Head of School Search Committee

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