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).


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.



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. Please register for one of the following Visit Days:

December 3, 2018
January 30, 2019


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.