The Worcester Partnership is a year-round journey for rising first through ninth graders. The program consists of a four-week summer component in which students from Worcester Public Schools join us on the Bancroft School campus during the month of July. Each day combines the challenge and excitement of academics in the morning, with the spirit of lively camp activities in the afternoon. In addition, there are 8 to 10 weeks of Saturday Learning Activities during the school year.
The mission of the Worcester Partnership is to provide students (12 per grade) from various Worcester Schools a safe, caring environment in which to meet the ever-changing needs of children and their families. The initial participation sets the stage for a nine-year support mechanism for selected, low-income-family children from Worcester's Public Schools. The program addresses summer learning loss with a goal of uninterrupted skill development for the challenges of the year ahead.
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 and a love for learning is at the core of the curriculum at every level.