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.

Quick Stats (2021)

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

Top Rankings

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

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
PreKindergarten $14,000 through Grade 12 $38,200
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Mr. Sean Ganas
Admissions Associate
Corrine Williams


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
Profile last updated: 10/02/2020

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!
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by

Endorse Bancroft School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Identifying Your School's Brand
Identifying Your School's Brand
Creating a brand identity for your school is an essential part of your marketing strategy. We walk you through the process.
7 Reasons Why Private School May Be The Right Choice
7 Reasons Why Private School May Be The Right Choice
Private schools come in a wide variety of educational approaches. We show you how to refine your school search.
What A Teacher Does
June 01, 2021
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.

Quick Stats (2021)

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

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $16,235 for elementary schools and $32,075 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).

Quick Links