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

Bancroft's Learning Laboratory Method (LLM)

Using an active, student-centered teaching approach we call the Learning Laboratory Method (LLM), Bancroft helps students develop the skills, knowledge, and character to thrive in today’s ever-changing global community. Flexible learning spaces and schedules, community partnerships, local field trips, international travel opportunities — every aspect of the School — supports LLM and feeds into a robust environment in which students own their learning.

Components of LLM

Guiding Questions

These questions provide a blueprint for Bancroft faculty as they strive to further infuse LLM into their instruction:

  1. Are there opportunities for student choice and student-driven inquiry?
  2. Are there opportunities to learn outside of the classroom?
  3. Are there opportunities for cross-curricular work?
  4. Are there opportunities to involve other faculty members and other adults?
  5. What technological resources support the goals of the course?
  6. What real-world connections and applications exist?
  7. What assessments will we use in this course?
  8. Is there an authentic audience for the work the students will accomplish?
  9. What professional development may be required to ensure success?
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