Upper School

Choice + Challenge

Choice is critical to the way we educate at Bancroft and allows Upper School students to find depth and breadth in subjects that inspire them.

Our Program

The Upper School schedule is purposefully designed with built-in periods for collaboration and community building initiatives. We make it a priority for our students to have meaningful time to engage with our faculty and each other - and to think critically and deeply. 

Graduation Requirements

English

Four (4) years including specific courses in Grades 9 and 10: Justice, Power, and Revenge; The Ties that Bind (and Unbind)

History

Three (3) years including Atlantic World, Citizens of the American Experiment, U.S. History

Foreign Language

Completion of a 300-level course in one (1) language or a 200-level course in two (2) different languages

Arts

One (1) year in Performing or Visual Arts

Math

Three (3) years of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

Lab Science

Three (3) years of Chemistry, Biology, and a third lab science (Physics strongly recommended)

Physical Education

Four (4) semester classes

Community Service

Grades 9–10: Fifteen (15) hours of service; Grades 11–12: Fifteen (15) hours of service

Freshman Seminar

9th grade Health/Social-Emotional Learning Course (meets two blocks – fall or spring semester)

Bancroft Senior Cooperative 

Completion of the "Senior Co-Op" experience

4 MONTH PROJECT

60 HOURS IN THE FIELD

30 DIFFERENT OPTIONS

Support When You Need It

We can all use a little help sometimes. Our Upper School Academic Support Team assists students who experience challenges in their academic classes, as well as those who have learning differences that require support or accommodations.

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Prepping for the years ahead

Your college experience will be a integral part of your journey to shaping you into the best kind of person, leader, and thinker you can be. Learn how our faculty and staff help you prepare for college and beyond.

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REFLECT. REVISE. REPEAT. TOGETHER.