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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bancroft School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based/Dyslexia
Year Founded
1900

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
PreKindergarten $18,700 through Grade 12 $42,500
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions Director
Susie Whelan Horan
Admissions Associate
Heather Roy

Sports

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: Approximately 400 students from 63 cities and towns, including 20 international students in the Upper School
  • Student/teacher ratio: averages 5:1
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Advanced Placement: 17 Courses and Independent Studies
  • Diversity: 31% students of color
  • College Matriculation: 100%
  • Graduates: Attend the most competitive colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad
  • Alumni: 4,000 affiliated worldwide
  • Faculty/Staff: 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
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $17,108 for elementary schools and $33,482 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Worcester County, MA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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