Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged learning. The Bancroft experience empowers both our students and our employees to develop connections and embrace their unique talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. APreK – Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are committed to cultivating a community that embraces differences and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community.
Lower School (grades PreK – 5) classroom teachers are responsible for the core academic subjects of literacy, mathematics, and central subject. Specialists teach science, Spanish, physical education, and the arts. Beginning in grade 2, classroom teachers collaborate with learning specialists in teaching students with language-based learning differences, developing an understanding of the philosophies that drive our Hope Graham Program. A culture of kindness and gratitude is promoted and nurtured throughout the Lower School. Student leadership is a pillar of the fifth-grade program. Students begin the year with a leadership week learning skills and designing a project to benefit the Lower School. They have the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Squad during the year. In the spring, along with their classroom teachers, they attend a leadership camp in Maine for a week. A class play is put on for the entire school in May.
The best candidate will work effectively in a culture of innovation, student choice and collaboration with colleagues across the divisions.
Teach core subjects
Promote social and emotional growth of the students
Communicate effectively with families
Collaborate with Lower School colleagues on curricular and culture initiatives
Essential Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree in education (preferred)
Three to five years of teaching experience preferred
Experience in and enthusiasm for designing curriculum and inquiry-based learning
Proven ability to differentiate instruction
Essential Attitudes and Aptitudes
A continued interest in Professional Development as a lifelong learner
A collaborative spirit
A willingness to participate with enthusiasm in all aspects of the school community
An understanding of and love for upper-grade students
If interested, please attach a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to the application.
Bancroft is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an
equal opportunity employer.
About Bancroft School
Families throughout Central Massachusetts and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child’s individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester’s leading independent PreK–12 day school.