Bancroft School

  • Bancroft School empowers students from pre-K to high school to own their learning.
  • As Worcester`s premier college preparatory co-ed day school, Bancroft serves curious learners from Central Massachusetts and Boston MetroWest.
  • We create learning environments that inspire students to ask questions, share ideas, challenge convention, and solve problems through inquiry and curiosity. Bancroft alumni go on to thrive as self-aware, well-versed, confident leaders in a complex world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based/Dyslexia
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin - Vergil & Caesar, AP Physics C (Mechanics), AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Studio Art
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesPreKindergarten $14,000 through Grade 12 $38,200
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMr. Sean Ganas
Admissions AssociateCorrine Williams


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes

Bancroft At A Glance
  • Who we are: The premier PreK-12 coeducational independent day school serving Central Massachusetts and MetroWest Boston
  • Location: 34-acre campus with 16 acres of athletic fields on the northeast side of Worcester, Massachusetts
  • How we began: Founded by parents in 1900
  • Enrollment: 450 students from 55 cities and towns, including 20 international students in the Upper School
  • Student/teacher ratio: averages 8:1
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Advanced Placement: 17 Courses and Independent Studies
  • Diversity: 25% students of color
  • College Matriculation: 100%
  • Graduates: Attend the most competitive colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad
  • Alumni: 3,500 affiliated worldwide
  • Faculty/Staff: number 124, 67% of whom hold advanced degrees
  • Financial Aid: $3 million awarded annually
  • Endowment: $27 million
  • Libraries: 2, which include more than 50 online research databases and thousands of e-books
  • Sustainable Energy: 900 Solar Panels providing 17% of Bancroft's energy needs
  • Accreditation: NEASC-accredited and a member of AISNE and NAIS

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Worcester
    Grades: 6-12 | 609 students
    3.6 miles
    81 Providence Street
    Worcester, MA 01604
    (508) 459-5440
    3.6 6-12
  • Worcester
    Grades: PK-8 | 210 students
    4.3 miles
    1220 Main St
    Worcester, MA 01603
    (508) 752-5609
    4.3 PK-8
  • Shrewsbury
    St. John's High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 893 students
    4.2 miles
    378 Main St
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 842-8934
    4.2 9-12
  • Concord
    Grades: 9-12 | 395 students
    25.7 miles
    166 Main Street
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 402-2250
    25.7 9-12
  • Shrewsbury
    Grades: PK-6 | 181 students
    4.5 miles
    55 Oak Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
    (508) 842-2116
    4.5 PK-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We`ve had two children go K-12 at Bancroft and can`t say enough good things about it. It`s academically superb - and students go on to great colleges - but somehow manages to avoid the rigid, pressure cooker environment of many strong schools. The "learning lab" approach to teaching makes their learning more engaging and real, and the kids love it. Great sports and extra curriculars too! Love it!
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Best school ever! They support kids with learning issues by having them in their own class and a school day is very productive, you never sit their and do a worksheet, you are playing games related to the subject you are doing and having fun while you do it.
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