Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12
About Bancroft

Mission Statement

Bancroft, an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, prepares talented, well-qualified, and motivated college-bound students, PreKindergarten through Grade 12, to pursue and realize their academic, personal, and social potential. We provide a comprehensive, caring, and creative curricular and extracurricular program that fosters an experience of excellence for each student. Inspired students, a superior faculty, and engaged families thrive in our diverse, safe, and supportive community. We afford students the opportunity to discover their passion in life and to learn to embrace confidently and responsibly the moral and ethical challenges of being lifelong learners, teachers of others, and citizens of an increasingly complex global community.

Mission and Philosophy

Diversity Statement

We believe...
... that, in order to fulfill our mission, a healthy diversity must define Bancroft School.
... in the dignity of the individual and the celebration of difference.
... that our community must aspire to the best democratic ideals.
... that a diverse and inclusive community is a better learning community.
... that our sense of justice and inclusion will continue to evolve.
We strive...
... to create a diverse and inclusive community in which each individual is safe, known, and valued.
... to create a school culture that affords each member the opportunity to construct a personal identity in an environment that is open, inviting, and accessible.
... to forge a community devoid of all forms of prejudice and discrimination
... to build a community of families, faculty, and staff that reflects the diversity of the greater Worcester region.
... for an inclusive community that gives voice to all members, encourages challenges to biases and assumptions, and promotes ongoing discussion of these important topics.
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