Bancroft School is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory day school. From Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, Bancroft is committed to students’ academic, personal, and social development. Challenged and cheered on by their classmates, students gain the confidence to try new things and work hard to achieve their personal best in and out of the classroom. We celebrate students for the diverse individuals they are—and encourage them to try their best in everything they do.

Expert teachers and small class sizes ensure that every student engages with subject matter on a deep level. Project-based learning teaches students to think critically and grasp complex ideas. They recognize when they need extra help, and how to articulate their needs – skills that serve them well at Bancroft, in college, and beyond. Bancroft’s academic programs ensure that our students master subject matter fully and efficiently, and perform at a consistently high level.

While at Bancroft, students engage in a rich community, develop a broad range of interests and talents, and build the foundations needed to excel in some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Ultimately, the goal is to help students become lifelong learners, teachers of others, and citizens of the world. Inspired students, a superior faculty, and engaged families thrive in the diverse, safe, and supportive community that is Bancroft School. Our students are smart, joyful, confident learners who are excited to come to school each day. From Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, participate in a kind, compassionate warm community where they are challeneged to be their best selves.

Worcester,Massachusetts,UNITED STATES
School Type 
Private Non-Religious School
School Size 
Medium (between 300~600 students)


Year Established 1900
Total Enrollment 464
College Matriculation 100%
Teacher to Student Ratio 1:8
International Students Ratio 5%
Teachers with Advanced Degree 70%
Gender Co-ed
AP Courses 10
Average Class Size 12
Average SAT Score 1858
Religious Affiliation Independent
Uniform Requirement Dress Code

Campus Features

  • Bancroft upholds the highest standards of academic achievement, and we give students the tools and support they need to reach them. From PreK through senior year, Bancroft prepares students to meet the academic rigors they will face at each next step. Lower Schoolers develop a solid foundation for success in Middle School.
  • Middle Schoolers emerge ready for the rigors of Upper School. And our graduates are fully prepared to perform well in the nation’s top colleges, often reporting that freshman year seemed “easier” than Bancroft’s Upper School.
  • Expert teachers and small class sizes ensure that every student engages with subject matter on a deep level. Project-based learning teaches students to think critically and grasp complex ideas.
  • They recognize when they need extra help, and how to articulate their needs – skills that serve them well at Bancroft, in college, and beyond. Bancroft’s academic programs ensure that our students master subject matter fully and efficiently, and perform at a consistently high level.


Interview Requirements 
Application Fee 
Application Description 
Space Available 
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

Admission Instructions

This school does not require additional admission instructions

Test Score Requirement

Above 80
Academic Strength 
Top 20%
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AP Courses 
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • European History
  • French
  • Latin
  • Physics
  • Spanish
Honor Courses  
Special Programs  

Student Activities

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Club
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Foreign Language
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Model United Nations
  • Musical Instruments
  • Peer Leadership
  • Robotics
  • Speech
  • Student Goverment
  • Vocal Performance
  • Volunteer
  • Year Book
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball


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Bancroft School is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, which is the second largest city in New England. Centrally located in both Massachusetts and New England, the City of Worcester offers easy access to all New England states and beyond. Nine colleges and universities, including Assumption College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, The College of Holy Cross, and Clark University are located in this city.

Worcester is a place where culture shines. From world renowned museums and concert halls to regionally lauded theaters and galleries, musical groups and ethnic festivals, Worcester can satisfy any appetite for cultural nourishment. Worcester boasts a close proximity to Boston as well. Only a short drive or train ride from Worcester, Boston is a great destination for cultural exploration.


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