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Bancroft Community — Pre-K-5

Address: 3829 13th Ave S.
Minneapolis, 55407
Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: Diego De Paz
Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3550
Fax: 612.668.3560
Email: Diego.Depaz@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: bancroft.mpls.k12.mn.us

Bancroft Community School offers high-quality community school experience
Located in South Minneapolis’s Bancroft neighborhood, Bancroft Elementary will become a community school in Fall 2021, but will continue to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Students who attend Bancroft Community will help shape the way the school reflects and exemplifies the culture and fabric of its community.  
Bancroft provides all students with an excellent academic foundation as creative and critical thinkers who are empowered to act responsibly with respect for self, community and the world. Families can continue to expect an environment where the community of learners values working together, culture, equity and social interaction. Teaching and learning at Bancroft is designed to encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens.  Students experience learning through inquiry based, hands-on activities.  Learning meets students at their level and challenges them to grow through confidently taking risks, learning through mistakes, and developing a growth mindset.

  • Full-day PreK 
  • IB-PYP programme 
  • Somali and Spanish bilingual staff 
  • Integrated EL programming 
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math 
  • Special Education services with highly specialized autism programming
  • After-school activities 
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care


ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Andersen Community Middle School
3829 13th Ave S.
Minneapolis, 55407

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.
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