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Welcome!

We are thrilled that your family is interested in a Bancroft education and look forward to getting to know you. To start your journey, please take a moment to fill out our Online Inquiry Form so we can provide you with information about our programs and upcoming admission events. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join the excitement of daily life at our PreK-12 School.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS - CLICK THE TAB OF YOUR DESIRED DIVISION

Pre-K or K

Applying to Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten

Led by an accomplished team of early childhood educators, including specialists in science, technology, music, library, and physical education, Bancroft's PreKindegarten and Kindergarten programs spark children's passion for learning while providing the fundamental skills for success.

Children enrolling in PreKindergarten are 4 years old by September 1st of their starting year.

Children enrolling in Kindergarten are 5 years old by September 1st of their starting year.

Inquire

The Admission Office is here to support and guide you through the admission process.

If you haven't done so already, please fill out the online inquiry form or call us at 508.854.9227.

We will gladly send you an information packet, including specific details about the application process.

online inquiry form 

Visit

All applicants are required to attend a Student Admission Visit where your child will have the opportunity to spend a morning in the classroom. The day will include spending time with their future classmates, experiencing Bancroft classes, and a developmental assessment. If you would like to schedule this visit please call the Admission Office at 508.854.9227.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Student Admission Visits begin in January prior to the year of enrollment. Pre-Kindergarten Visit Days take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kindergarten Visit Days take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Apply

Applications to PreKindergarten or Kindergarten are considered on a rolling basis. For a complete list of required materials, please see our Application Check List.
 

Apply Now!

Lower School (Grades 1 through 5)

Applying to Lower School (Grades 1–5)

Bancroft's Lower School (LS) builds a strong foundation of academic skills and ethics in a nurturing, stimulating environment that enables students to realize their greatest potential.

With a regular schedule of specials classes including French, Spanish, the arts, technology, and physical education, our community fosters love of learning, global awareness, responsibility for self, respect for others, and friendship.

INQUIRE

The Admission Office is here to support and guide you through the admission process.

If you haven't done so already, please fill out the online inquiry form or call us at 508.854.9227.

We will gladly send you an information packet, including specific details about the application process.

online inquiry form 

VISIT

All applicants are required to attend a Student Admission Visit where your child will have the opportunity to spend a day in the classroom. The day will include spending time with their future classmates, experiencing Bancroft classes, and a developmental assessment. If you would like to schedule this visit please call the Admission Office at 508.854.9227.

Lower School Student Admission Visits begin in January prior to the year of enrollment. For Grades 1 - 4 Visit Days take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

APPLY

Applications to Bancroft's Lower School are considered on a rolling basis.

For a complete list of required materials, please see our Application Check List.

Apply Now!

Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

Applying to Middle School (Grades 6-8)

In a safe, challenging, and experiential learning environment, our Middle School (MS) strives to develop confident learners, well prepared to address the demands of Upper School.

Dedicated teachers promote independence and organization as students transition to more abstract and inferential thinking.

Middle School students are steeped in a culture of compassion and respect. Through the community service program and a curriculum that celebrates world cultures, Bancroft's Middle School teaches students to think beyond themselves and to embrace their roles as global citizens.

Admission Testing

Students applying to Grades 6 through 8 are required to take either the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

  • Bancroft School is a testing site for the SSAT  
  • The SSAT code for Bancroft School is 1480         

    Click here to register for SSAT          Click here to register for ISEE

INQUIRE

The Admission Office is here to support and guide you through the entire admission process. If you haven't done so already, please fill out the online Inquiry Form or call us at 508-854-9227, and we will send you an information packet that explains the application process.

INQUIRE NOW

VISIT

Middle School Visit Days give students a chance to sit in on classes, learn about our athletics, arts, and clubs, have lunch, tour the campus, and complete their interview. 

MS VISIT DAYS
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Friday, January 24, 2020

Register Now

APPLY

Submit all written application materials by February 1 of the enrollment year for first-round acceptance consideration.

For a complete list of required materials, please see our Application Check List.

Students who apply after February 1st will be considered on a space-available basis.

APPLY NOW

Upper School (Grades 9 through 12)

Applying to Upper School (Grades 9–12)

Bancroft's Upper School (US) is a college-preparatory environment of academic challenge and support.  US students are encouraged to think critically, take risks, and cultivate habits of discipline and curiosity conducive to a lifetime of learning. In this community, based on respect and mutual caring, students lay the foundation for lives of moral consequence.

Students build confidence in their unique identities and talents as they explore the arts, develop athletic skills and team spirit, and enlarge their sense of community both locally and globally to deepen their social and moral awareness.

Students applying to Grades 9 through 12 are required to take either the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

  • Bancroft School is a testing site for the SSAT.
  • The SSAT code for Bancroft School is 1480.

 Click here to register for SSAT          Click here to register for ISEE

INQUIRE

The Admission Office is here to support and guide you through the entire application process. If you haven't done so already, please fill out the inquiry form or call us at 508-854-9227. We will send you an information packet, including specific details about the application process.

INQUIRE NOW

VISIT

Upper School Visit Days give you a chance to sit in on classes, learn about our athletics, arts, and clubs, have lunch, tour the campus, and complete your interview. 

US VISIT DAYS
Friday, December 6, 2019
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

REGISTER NOW

APPLY

Submit all written application materials by February 1 of the enrollment year for first-round acceptance consideration.

For a complete list of required materials, please see our Application Check List.

Students who apply after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

APPLY NOW

Hope Graham Program

Applying to the Hope Graham Program

For students in Grades 2–8 with language-based learning differences

Applications to our Hope Graham Program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Building upon Bancroft's commitment to nurture, respect, and educate diverse learners, the Hope Graham Program (HGP) at Bancroft School is designed for students with diagnosed language-based learning differences (LBLD) or dyslexia in Grades 2 through 8.

HGP students join their companion class in Bancroft's Lower or Middle School for all non-language-based subjects and activities, including science, computer skills, music, drama, art, and P.E., as well as recess, lunch, field trips, and special events. In Grades 6 through 8, HGP students also join their companion class for interscholastic sports, health, clubs, technology, and advisory.

The typical admission process for the Hope Graham Program at Bancroft School involves the three steps outlined in the columns below. Please use the Online Application Login to begin your application for admission. You will create an account which will provide you access to the online application, as well as all additional required forms. Hope Graham admission is on a rolling basis.

When these steps are complete, the Admission Committee will let you know as quickly as possible about the final admission decision.

SUBMISSION OF TESTING

We will ask you to submit for the Admission Committee’s confidential review the results of a complete psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluation of your child, completed within the past 18 months.

The testing must include a Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), and a clear statement of your child’s learning profile.

At times, Bancroft School might request additional testing to inform our admission decisions.

PARENT VISIT

Next, we will contact you to arrange a parent visit during which you will have an opportunity to meet with the Hope Graham Program Director, tour the school, learn about the program, and ask questions.

At the same time, we may ask you clarifying questions pertaining to your child’s testing, learner profile, strengths, and challenges.

If we are all in agreement about proceeding with the admission process, we will then schedule a time for your child to spend two school days on campus.

STUDENT VISIT

Your child will visit in their current grade-level classroom over two consecutive days. Teachers and members of the Admission Committee will observe your child interacting with peers during work and play.

The teachers will assemble work samples in a portfolio to assist the Admission Committee in its decision.

The Admissions Team

Sean Ganas

Director of Admission & Financial Aid

admission@bancroftschool.org

John Irvine

Assistant Director of Admission - Upper School

jirvine@bancroftschool.org

Will Meyers

Assistant Director of Admission - Lower / Middle School

wmeyers@bancroftschool.org

 

Jody Stephenson

Middle School Admission Liaison

jstephenson@bancroftschool.org

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Experience what it means to own your learning. Schedule a visit to our campus today.