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About Us


Centrally located in Walnut Creek, CA, Bancroft Elementary currently educates approximately 690 students across TK through 5th grade with over 50 full time and part time staff members combined. Our school has been an integral part of the community since 1968. Our sprawling ten acre campus is comprised of four major pods, plaza, and modular building housing over 25 classrooms, an outdoor central courtyard, a library, an art & STEAM lab makerspace, a multi-use room which includes our cafeteria, kitchen and stage, a beautiful garden, two play structures, sports courts, an on-site daycare center operated by Dianne Adair, and large fields utilized not only by the students during school hours but also by organized youth sports teams during non-school hours. 

A recipient of the California Distinguished School award in 1993 and 2008, Bancroft Elementary School was once again recognized in 2023, for being one of 356 California elementary schools recognized by the state for exceptional student support and success. 

Mission Statement 

The Bancroft learning community believes in modeling and building an energy to treat all people without prejudice allowing for honest, courageous conversations and opportunities to educate the mind and encourage the heart and spirit of every individual. 

  • Bancroft implements rigorous Common Core standards-based curriculum and practices with 21st Century skills (Collaboration, Communication, Cooperation, Creativity) that actively engages all students while examining and monitoring student achievement data to target and sustain growth.

  • Bancroft’s English/Spanish Two-Way Dual Immersion (TWDI) program offers an early immersive experience that is aimed at developing students’ initial literacy in the immersion language while strengthening understanding of their native language.

  • Program and instructional design are focused on content, the life skills, and cultural proficiency along with preparations to think globally and act locally to build 21st Century mindset citizens.

  • All learning is achieved in a safe, welcoming and positive school atmosphere that promotes community involvement, personal responsibility, mutual respect and appreciation for others. 

Photo of Field and Backside of Bancroft Campus
Photo of School Courtyard
Seal of Award received for being a 2023 California Distinguished School recipient