In the summer of 2003 an academic journey of discovery began when two of Worcester's Schools — Elm Park Community and Bancroft School — teamed up to achieve something special: The Worcester Partnership.
The Worcester Partnership is a year-round adventure for rising first through ninth graders. The program consists of a four-week summer component in which students from the Elm Park Community School join us on the Bancroft campus during the month of July. Each day combines the challenge and excitement of academics in the morning, with the spirit of vigorous camp activities in the afternoon. In addition, there are 10 to 12 weeks of Saturday classes during the school year.
The mission of the Worcester Partnership is to provide designated students (12 per grade) from Elm Park Community School the opportunity for continued and supportive learning in order to ease the transition from one grade to the next. The initial participation sets the stage for a nine-year support mechanism for selected, low-income-family children from Worcester's Public Schools.
In addition, it is our desire to open doors to fresh challenges and new ways of thinking by introducing these students to materials and environments to which they might not ordinarily be exposed. The enjoyment of reading is at the core of the curriculum at every level.
Director of Worcester Partnership Program
508-853-2640 ext. 229