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Upper School

Confident. Capable. Team Players. 

In the years from 9th through 12th grade, Upper School students will tackle ambitious course schedules, lead varsity teams to victory, and bring down the house in musical and drama productions — all while following trajectories through the college application process with individual guidance from counseling staff. 

Our rigorous liberal arts curriculum — combined with countless opportunities for scholarly, athletic, artistic, social, community, and global engagement — gives students the broad education required to succeed in the world’s top colleges and beyond. 

Upper School

Inquiry-Based Curriculum

While specific classes such as Science & Engineering Inquiry and Research & Historical Inquiry focus on the topic specifically, every class at Bancroft urges students to question and dig deeper. 

Students can choose from nearly 150 different courses in the arts, science, humanities, and athletics within our robust course catalog. Similar to a typical college model, the Upper School schedule allows students to own their learning in a variety of ways — from tackling Shakespearean sonnets to spending one of the two daily free periods studying, catching up on homework, or forming a new club. 

 

A DAY IN THE UPPER SCHOOL

8:00-9:15 | MANDARIN SEMINAR
Social dynamics in Chinese culture

9:15-10:00 | MEET WITH CLUBS
More than 30 student-run organizations at Bancroft offer opportunities to discover new interests and passions

10:00-11:15 | AP CALCULUS 

11:15-11:45 | LUNCH 

11:45-12:30 | CO-LAB
Catch up on homework or meet with a teacher 

12:30-1:45 | MUSIC THEORY

1:45-3:00 | ENGLISH 

3:00-3:30 | CO-LAB

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Schedule a tour to see Bancroft's Upper School in action. 

Bancroft Upper School Tour Student Link

The Upper School Difference

Learn more about our Upper School program and curriculum below.

Senior Cooperative (Co-Op)

Every senior participates in a Senior Cooperative (Co-Op), a program in which students volunteer at an organization in Central Massachusetts, drawing on their academic and personal interests to make a meaningful contribution to the community. Seniors put their unique talents and skills to use in the real world, giving them confidence and a sense of purpose for future endeavors.


   

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