After School Programs
Year-Round Care & Enrichment
Bancroft is committed to meeting our community’s need for quality, student-centered services all year round. Our Auxiliary Programs Team offers extended-day and after-school enrichment options, as well as a variety of vacation and summer programs to engage and inspire every type of curious mind.
- Extended Day Programs
- Lower / Middle School Enrichment
- After School Tutoring Services
- Music Lessons
- Ski / Ride Program
We are pleased to offer Aftercare on campus until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on school days. Aftercare is available for students in grades PreK-8. Upper School students will be provided with a Supervised Study space to work independently on homework. The program's mission is to provide a safe space for students until parents or guardians can pick up their children.
If you have any questions about Lower or Middle School Aftercare, please email Nikkole Conway.
Do I need to register my child?
Yes - please register at bancroftschool.
Will my child have an after school snack?
Yes - A healthy snack is provided for children participating in the Aftercare program.
Do I need to register my child if they are coming from after school sports?
Yes! Middle School athletics run from 2:45 - 4:00 pm. Families that need additional childcare from 4:00 - 5:30 pm are required to sign up for and report to Aftercare immediately following the end of the practice / game. Please be sure to choose the Athlete Aftercare program to receive specialty pricing.
Other Aftercare questions?
Lower and Middle School students at Bancroft can choose from a variety of after-school enrichment programs.
- STEM-based activity programs
- Board game imaginary play
- Business strategies
Questions? Email Nikkole Conway (email@example.com)
Bancroft School offers the opportunity to encourage students' academic success through After School Tutoring Services. With the assistance of Bancroft’s own faculty, students can receive dedicated one-on-one time needed to master a skill set, dive deeper into a certain subject, or simply get help with homework.
For more information about After School Tutoring Services, contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Nikkole Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org
On-campus Music Lessons have returned for 2021-2022! Develop musical passions with talented and experiences instructors in Violin, Guitar, Piano, Brass Instruments, or beginner level Woodwinds.
Peter Petrika Melo is experienced as music & piano teacher and concert pianist. He has performed at prestigious venues such as Mechanics Hall, Worcester Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center, and has collaborated with great artists including Luciano Pavarotti. Mr. Melo teaches all levels of students, and styles of music from classical to jazz and more, giving students an opportunity to learn quickly with a high level of piano technique while still being able to enjoy a professional way of performing in recitals and concerts. Many of his former students are now professional musician-performers and teachers.
In addition to their musical skills, Mr. Melo helps students develop:
- Attention and concentration
- Visual and aural memory
- Time management
- Goal-setting and task completion
- Problem solving
- Confidence in facing new challenges.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree & Pianist Diploma, Mr. Melo studied conditioning at The Juilliard School with Prof. Judith Clurman; music theory and jazz composition at Mannes College School of Music with Prof. LeeAnn Ledgerwood; and orchestration with Prof. Peter Bellino.
In addition to teaching piano at Bancroft School, he is the pianist and organist at First Congregational Church in Holden, MA.
David Mancevice studied at E.U. Wurlitzer Music with Michael Herzog before attending Berklee College of Music from 2002-2005. Studying privately with Boston-based guitarists Jon Damian and Bruce Bartlett, David began teaching in 2012 at Kurlan Music and currently teaches at E.L Music. He has been teaching at Bancroft School since 2014. All styles and ages are welcome!!
Instrument Rental Information
For Band instruments only:
David French Music Co.
76 Otis Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Kurlan Music Center, Inc.
17 East Mountain Street
Worcester, MA 01606
The only two shops recommended for Strings rental:
Johnson String Instrument
11 John Street
(Just after the Chestnut Hill Mall, Route 9 West)
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Northbridge Violin Shop
2121 Quaker Street
Northbridge, MA 01534
Please do not try other music stores without checking with the instructors first, as our experience suggests you may receive inferior products at high prices.
Dates and rates for 2021-22 will be updated soon.
Questions? Email Nikkole Conway (email@example.com)
The Wachusett Mountain Ski/Ride Club is a very popular winter activity for Bancroft students. Adult chaperones accompany the children to every session. They are there to help with equipment, offer guidance to find lessons and rentals, manage the mountain lift tickets, and monitor the suite.
- Club meets Fridays for 6 sessions: 2021-22 dates TBD
- Motor coach transportation departs Bancroft right after school, returns 8:45 pm.
- Ski club is open to all, but students younger than 5th grade must provide their own transportation and be accompanied by an adult at the mountain.
- Suitable for all levels of experience—many children have had their first skiing experience and learned through this program.
- Adult chaperones accompany students each week.
- Significant discounts on lift tickets, lessons, and season passes.
- Private, Bancroft-only suite in lodge for suiting up, storing gear, relaxing
This is truly a great program that allows skiers and riders of all levels to have great fun. We hope you’ll join us this winter season!
2021-22 Pricing TBD
- Cost of $126.00 includes all lift tickets for the program ($140 if purchased after 12/4).
- Cost of $140.00 includes round-trip transportation and the suite fee.
- Cost of $30.00 suite fee for any students NOT taking the bus ($5 per visit).
- Optional equipment rentals and lessons are additional and can be paid for at the mountain.
In order to register, first purchase your lift ticket on the Wachusett Mountain website using our school code (BCFT).
Then, register your child on our auxiliary website for transportation / suite and select ski program. Once you've completed both steps, you will have completed your registration. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs