Art In All Forms at Bancroft  

At Bancroft School, we encourage flexing our creative minds with art in all forms through our Art programs. We offer music, painting, acting, writing, and more. We love to let our students shine, from art exhibits to our Harrington Theatre stage, you can't go far without seeing student expression. We also offer off-campus art activities, including speech tournaments and concerts. Contact us to learn more about our various Arts programs.

Drama: All The World's A Stage

Our Drama program focuses on students running the entire show. Each year Bancroft students from Lower School to Upper School produce and perform in multiple main-stage shows in the Harrington Performing Arts Center. The budding performers immerse themselves in a full range of theatrical education, including many weeks of rehearsals, set design and construction, lighting, costumes, makeup, acting, and singing.


Music: Tunes For Our Ears

Bancroft students get to enjoy music, from choruses to ensembles in our Music program. In Early Learning, singing games revolve around the daily routines of the children, the weather, and nature. Upper School musicians study musical theory, aural and visual interval and chord identification, and the harmonic construction of music.


Speech: Spoken Like True Champions

The Bancroft School Speech Team, known as the Speechies, is a nationally recognized Speech and Forensics competitor. The Bancroft Speech & Debate team works with experienced coaches to learn the art of debate. Whether you are interested in acting, storytelling, poetry, current events or argumentation, there is an event for you. 


Visual Arts: Every Artist Was Once An Amateur

Visual Arts at Bancroft focuses on the whole student. We foster a hands-on experience with an appreciation for aesthetics, autonomy, and creativity. Art students bring their own voices and passions into the studio as they master skills and integrate them into exceptional visual displays. Students show off their artistic talents from Early Learning to Upper School through our Visual Arts program. 

Visual Arts

Young Writers Conference

We believe writing opens many doors for future success. Many of our writers participate in the Bancroft Young Writers Conference (YWC) each year. YWC gives students a chance to learn about the writing process, from idea to publication, and develop future storylines. 


Bancroft Clubs and Organizations

Bancroft offers multiple clubs and organizations to develop creative skills for future success, including but not limited to: 

·       A Cappella: Decibelles & Watch Your Tone

·       Admission Ambassadors

·       Art Club

·       Bancroft Channel

·       Big Buddies

·       Chess Club

·       Children's Arts and Recreational Experience (CARE) Horizons

·       Drama: Powder & Wig

·       Environmental Outdoors Club

·       Frame of Mind

·       French Connection

·       Frisbee Club

·       Future Business Leaders of America

·       Gender & Sexuality Alliance

·       Gourmet Club

·       Pi Club

·       Prom Committee

·       Robotics

·       Social Concerns Committee

·       Spanish Culture Club

·       Speech Team

·       Student Government Association (SGA)

·       Unleashed

·       Yearbook: Layout & Photo Editors

Arts & Preparation for College

Our goal for all students in our arts programs is to develop skills and passions that last a lifetime. Our arts programs prepare students for college and help many declare a major in the arts field. Our performing arts programs continue to develop artistic gifts at the collegiate level into the professional world. Many of our art students join marching bands, collegiate choirs, and ensembles. 

Contact Us for More Information 

Our friendly Bancroft team is here to give you more information about our Arts programs. As the oldest independent PreK–12 day school in Central Massachusetts, we've helped millions of students find their love of art. Since 1900, our prestigious school has initiated innovative and exemplary learning experiences for all students. Contact us to learn more about our Arts program. 

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Bancroft provides outlets for artists of all kinds