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The mission of The Bancroft School is to provide students an inclusive and culturally relevant community that challenges them in a safe environment. The  School is dedicated to providing an education that challenges and inspires all students in a safe and nurturing environment. At The Bancroft School, they strive to provide an environment that is inclusive and culturally relevant so students can be challenged academically. They also aim for our school to keep kids safe in a nurturing community with appropriate resources available at all times.

Bancroft Elementary received an overall grade of 89, achieving a Good rating in all categories. The Good schools ranking is based on factors such as school performance and learning environment.

They are so proud that their school has received such a high score! Their students deserve recognition for all their hard work.

In addition to academic excellence, Bancroft Elementary provides many extracurricular activities like Science Olympiad, Student Council, and Orchestra Club! Good schools give students of all abilities the resources to succeed in an inclusive environment. 

Bancroft Elementary is a Good School according to the 2017 District Report Card. They received an overall grade of 89, achieving a Good rating in all categories. The school’s ranking is based on factors such as school performance and the learning environment. 

They are so proud that the school has received such a high score! Their students surely deserve recognition for all their hard work.” In addition to academic excellence, Bancroft Elementary provides many extracurricular activities like Science Olympiad, Student Council, and Orchestra Club!

The Bancroft campus consists of five adjoining buildings totaling approximately 94,000 square feet of space. The original building was constructed in 1923, with additions constructed in 1932, 1938, 1961, and 1973. Bancroft underwent modernization from 2016-2018 complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Muriel Bowser. Features of our campus include:

  •  A state-of-the-art gymnasium
  •  A modernized visual arts classroom, equipped with a  fully functional kiln
  •  A dedicated PreK and Kinder play area 
  •  A courtyard with two separate place spaces: a soccer field and a playground with jungle gym, swing, half basketball court, and life-size interactive musical instruments
  •  Interior and exterior garden spaces with chicken coop

Participation in high-quality extended day programs has been proven to improve school attendance, academic achievement, graduation rates, and attitudes toward learning. Students attending three hours of afterschool programming each day gain the equivalent of nearly four months of learning time.

In addition, there are several afterschool enrichment opportunities open to all students, regardless of enrollment in the afterschool programs. These include First Lego League and Bancroft Builders (based on STEM-based curriculums), Chess Club, Safari Club, Karate classes, GeoPlunge (a geography-learning game which culminates in a  citywide tournament), Basketball, Drama Club, and Drumming!

Walnut Creek, California is blessed to have some of the area’s most amazing schools. Here’s a shortlist of our favorites:

  • Buena Vista Elementary School
  • Walnut Heights Elementary School
  • Parkmead Elementary
  • Indian Valley Elementary School
  • Walnut Acres Elementary School
  • Murwood Elementary School
  • Walnut Creek Christian Academy
  • Valle Verde Elementary School

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our location located at 1261 Locust St #20 in Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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